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Steve Nash
Nash with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013
Golden State Warriors
Player development consultant
Personal information
Born 7 February 1974 (1974-02-07) (age 47)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Canadian
High school St. Michaels
(Victoria, British Columbia)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Santa Clara (1992–1996)
NBA Draft 1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1996–2015
League NBA
Career history
1996–1998 Phoenix Suns
1998–2004 Dallas Mavericks
2004–2012 Phoenix Suns
2012–2015 Los Angeles Lakers
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2005, 2006)
  • 8× NBA All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005–2008, 2010, 2012)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (2005–2007)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2008, 2010)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003)
  • 5× NBA assists leader (2005–2007, 2010, 2011)
  • 4× 50–40–90 club (2006, 2008–2010)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2007)
  • Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor
  • No. 13 retired by Phoenix Suns
  • 2× FIBA AmeriCup MVP (1999, 2003)
  • Lou Marsh Trophy (2005)
  • 3× Lionel Conacher Award (2002, 2005, 2006)
  • 2× WCC Player of the Year (1995, 1996)
  • No. 11 retired by Santa Clara Broncos

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Career NBA statistics
Points 17,387 (14.3 ppg)
Rebounds 3,642 (3.0 rpg)
Assists 10,335 (8.5 apg)
Stats at

Steve Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian (formerly) retired professional basketball player. He was an eight-time NBA All-Star and won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award twice. He played with the Dallas Mavericks alongside Dirk Nowitzki, the Phoenix Suns where he was a star player, and last played for the Los Angeles Lakers. Although he was born in South Africa, he considers himself Canadian; he moved to Canada with his family when he was 18 months old. His family first lived in Regina, Saskatchewan and then in Vancouver before settling in Victoria, British Columbia, where he grew up. His family left South Africa when he was young because of apartheid in South Africa. Nash has won two NBA MVP awards, in 2005 and 2006, but has never won an NBA title. He was one of the people who lit the Olympic Torch at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Nash is regarded as one of the best passers of all time, as well as one of the best pure shooters in basketball history, as highlighted by being a four-time member of the 50-40-90 club.

Relations & Ethnicity He has a variety off different families stretching all around the world in locations such as, South Africa, Canada, Denmark and England He often refers to his rough up bringing, while his mother was in rehab. Being passed from relative to relative, a couple off the people he credit to helping in his successful basketball career are John Nash (his father), Jean Nash (his mother), Jean Farrow (his mother’s cousin) and Lola nash (his aunty)

He is currently the 4th top assists leader in the history of the NBA, only behind John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson. Nash is a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC professional soccer team and also owns Steve Nash Sports Club, a fitness club.

On March 21, 2015, Nash announced that he was retiring from professional basketball after a 19-year NBA career.

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