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Steve Nash
Nash with the Lakers in February 24, 2013
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Point guard
Personal information
Born 7 February 1974 (1974-02-07) (age 46)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Canadian
High school St. Michaels University School
(Victoria, British Columbia)
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Santa Clara
NBA Draft 1996 / 1
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1996–2015
Career history
Phoenix Suns (1996-1997)
Dallas Mavericks (1998-2003)
Phoenix Suns (2004-2011)
Los Angeles Lakers (2012-2015)
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 (2004–2006)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2007, 2009)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2001–2002)
  • 2× NBA Skills Challenge champion (2005, 2010)
  • 5× NBA assists leader (2004–2006, 2009-2010)
  • 4× 50–40–90 club (2005, 2007–2009)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
  • FIBA Americas Championship MVP (2003)
  • Lou Marsh Trophy (2004)
  • 3× Lionel Conacher Award (2002, 2005–2006)
  • 2× WCC Player of the Year (1995–1996)
  • Jersey #11 retired by Santa Clara
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Steve Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional basketball player. He was a 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.

He is currently the 4th top assistant 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.

Teams he has played for

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