Known around NBA circles as Captain Canada, Steve Nash has paid his dues and put in his time in professional basketball. Drafted 15th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash may have started his NBA career off slow but has quickly become arguably one of the best Point Guards in NBA history.
Nash is an icon in Canada and has grown to become the unofficial face of basketball north of the border. He has always been a class act ambassador to the game and has again illustrated his commitment when he recently refused to demand a trade out of Phoenix. Nash is in the final year of his deal with the Phoenix Suns and is set to become a Free Agent. At time, it’s fairly obvious he will likely join a team with the hopes of finally winning an NBA Championship. The option is there for him to request a trade now to Phoenix Management, but he has held his position that he will remain faithful to the contract he signed and will finish out his deal unless the team feels it is better for the organization to move him before the trade deadline.
Nash is a 2-time NBA MVP, a perennial All-Star, one of the best 3-point shooters in league history, a wizard when it comes to passing the rock yet through all of his accolades he is yet to win a title. And to think, that Nash has never requested to be traded or come across as a disruption to any team he has played on (Phoenix and Dallas only). His character is second to none and he is a true ambassador to the game. His charitable contributions (The Steve Nash Foundation) further illustrates his dedication to the game and general kindness towards society.
When all is said and done, whether it be 2 years from now or event his off-season Steve Nash will always be remembered as a dominant force on the court but maybe more importantly as one helluva class act.