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It’s hard to believe that a average athlete from Victoria, BC would go onto become a two-time NBA MVP and one of the greatest players in NBA history.
Steve Nash was a late bloomer, winning back-to-back (and almost 3-peating) MVP awards at the age of 31 and 32. After not getting a contract offer from the Dallas Mavericks, Nash would join the Phoenix Suns where his game would go to new heights.
As soon as Nash arrived in Phoenix he changed the entire culture for the Suns leading them to the best record in the West just a year after they were one of the worst teams in the league.
During this time “Nashty” had some incredible games in which he would have over 15 (beautiful) assists and hit clutch shot after clutch shot. He was a pass-first point guard so people never really expected him to go off for 40 points, but he definitely had it in his arsenal.
On May 15th, 2005, Nash had arguably the biggest game of his career going off for 48 points against his former team in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Was he out of character this game? Yes, and did his team come up short? Yes. But it was still one hell of a performance.