Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC (born 7 February 1974) is a South African-born Canadian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nash enjoyed a successful high-school basketball career, and he was eventually given a scholarship by Santa Clara University. In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and Nash was twice named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year.
After graduating from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists, Nash entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected as the 15th pick by the Phoenix Suns. He made a minimal impact, and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998. By his third season with the Mavericks, he was voted into his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection. Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season. However, he became a free agent after the 2003–04 season and returned to the Phoenix Suns.
In the 2004–05 season, Nash led the Suns to the Western Conference Finals, and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was named MVP again in the 2005–06 season, and missed out on a third consecutive MVP title to Nowitzki the next season. Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth greatest point guard of all time, Nash has led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career. He is also ranked as one of the top players in NBA league history for three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, total assists and assists per game.
Nash has been honoured for his contributions to various philanthropic causes. In 2006, he was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He also received the Order of Canada in 2007, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria in 2008.
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... Canada Basketball Alumni include Steve Nash, Leo Rautins, Stacey Dales, and Lars Hansen ... Canada Basketball launched the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program in September, 2007 ... The Council Of Excellence includes, Jay Triano, Steve Nash, Maurizio Gherardini, Glen Grunwald, Don McCrae, Kathy Shields, Ken Shields, Steve Konchalski, and Sylvia Sweeney ...
... Record 1 October 29 @ San Antonio W 103–98 Amar'e Stoudemire (22) Shaquille O'Neal (13) Steve Nash (13) AT T Center 18,797 1–0 2 October 30 New Orleans L 95–108 Steve Nash (24 ... Lakers L 92–105 Amar'e Stoudemire (21) Shaquille O'Neal (9) Steve Nash (10) US Airways Center 18,422 8–5 14 November 22 Portland W 102–92 ... Matt Barnes (25) Amar'e Stoudemire (11) Steve Nash (9) Staples Center 18,997 13–10 24 December 12 Orlando W 113–112 Jason Richardson, Amar'e Stoudemire, Steve Nash (21 ...
... Late in the fourth quarter, Steve Nash bumped heads with Tony Parker, who had possession of the ball ... Nash sustained a deep cut on his nose that bled profusely for the remainder of the game ... His nose was bandaged and tended to by the team trainer, but Nash was in and out of the game as the wound continued to bleed through the bandages ...
... Mallett is an advisor to the newly formed, Steve Nash Enterprises, a portfolio of a dozen ventures which includes Nash's foundation, The Steve Nash Foundation ... charitable status in 2004, and Canadian charitable status in 2007, the Steve Nash Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal ... Nash has started a film-production company become a part owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps, which will join Major League Soccer in 2011 and taken equity in several startups, including ...
... Nash and a Montreal-based partner, Leonard Schlemm, opened the first Steve Nash Sports Club in the spring of 2007 in downtown Vancouver, a high-end, $5-million, 38,500-square-foot (3,580 ... In 2007, Nash wrote and produced an 81-second commercial for Nike titled "Training Day", directed by Julian Schnabel's daughter Lola, which gained popularity as a viral video on YouTube ... Nash also started a film production company together with his cousin, filmmaker Ezra Holland, and intends to produce independent films ...
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“The further through life I drift
The more obvious it becomes that I am lacking in thrift.”
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