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Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
In other words, the revolution that Nash started in Phoenix — echoing previous attempts by Don Nelson with the Warriors in the 1990s — came full circle a week ago in Cleveland. “We were a little early,” said Nash, who retired this year after an injury-plagued last three years with the Lakers. “I mean, maybe if we would have got a few more bounces we would have won and we would have broken through that barrier, but that train of thought broke over the last 10 years, and I mean, I think the vindication for Mike is that this series ended up being a small-ball series for the meat of it.”
“He’s probably going to shoot a lower percentage than me his whole career because he’s going to take more shots and he should,” Nash said. “It’s just a difference in mentality. I would shoot a higher percentage than Steph because I was much more conservative. I would try to shoot as high a percentage as possible to save shots for my teammates and then shoot more in the fourth quarter. I had coaches tell me I was hurting our team at times by trying to set up my teammates, but I always thought I got it back by how I made them feel and incorporated them into the offensive scheme and the chemistry of the team. He’s capable of that, but he’s more inclined to score. There are things he can do that I can’t. He’s such a beautiful shooter with such an array of shots and such a quick release, you wouldn’t want to take that away from him at all.”
His fundamentals are as good as anyone I’ve seen—Dell’s form is actually more textbook because his release point was higher—and no matter where he is, he can always get off a good shot.” Nash has no problem conceding the title to Curry. “The only pause I have is from fear of being ignorant,” he said. “Am I missing someone? Does he need to play longer or do it longer? Does he have to do it in the playoffs more years? But my first reaction is, ‘Why not?’ He’s as good as anyone I can think of on every level—pure shooting, array of shots, percentage, getting hot, plays to the end—he checks all the boxes.”
Who are your top 3 Pgs in the NBA, Steve? Too hard! There’ve gotta be four — Chris Paul, Westbrook, Kyrie, and Steph.
Who is the toughest point guard you faced during your career? Steve Nash: Good question. John Stockton.
Before the 2012-13 NBA season and at the start of his senior season at St. Mary’s, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova landed an exclusive interview. He brought his notebook and recorder to Fresno, Calif., and had a list of questions for Steve Nash. “He gave me 30 minutes of his time. I had a list of questions and asked all the questions I wanted,” Dellavedova told USA TODAY Sports late Thursday night after he scored a team-high 19 points and helped the Cavaliers to a 94-73 Eastern Conference semifinals series-clinching victory over the Chicago Bulls.
I think you get to a point where – Neil is smart. You’ve got to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with LaMarcus and say, ‘Hey, do you really want to be here or do you think you want to go. Because if you really want to go, help us – the same way Steve Nash helped the Suns. Don’t just walk away. Try to help out Portland in the process.’ I don’t know, dare I say Kevin Love could be interested? (…) If LaMarcus goes Dame [Lillard] has to recruit somebody to come with him.”
When asked what NBA player she would most like to play with, Taurasi initially chose the recently retired Steve Nash. Once informed she had to pick a current player, she answered with an emphatic “Kobe”:
Nash: It will be interesting to see how these wonderful people will experience change over the coming years as the country’s relationship with America relaxes. I understand that Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution is a polarizing subject, so this isn’t where I’ll choose sides. I simply want to share with you some photos of a magical country I was lucky enough to visit last week.
Steve Nash: A group of us from the NBA were there to give Cuban players clinics, camps and court refurbishments. This trip was really about giving back to young players who have never had this type of opportunity. The players were a lot of fun to work with and the Cuban people were incredibly warm and hospitable. I gave shoes that my kids have outgrown to children I met in the streets. Their joy at receiving something “new” was incredibly moving and definitely a highlight of the trip.
Nash maintains he has no regrets about how he handled the aftermath surrounding his season-ending injury where he stayed distant from the team in the final year of his contract worth $9.8 million. “I was in a really difficult position mentally and emotionally,” Nash said. “It wasn’t easy for me. I think the best thing for everyone was for me to get away.” Both Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and coach Byron Scott publicly supported Nash’s indefinite absence. But they also expressed hope he would mentor the Lakers’ backcourt, namely rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. Yet, Nash did not begin those private sessions until late January. “As soon as they asked me to help, I was there to help,” Nash said. “It wasn’t like I was hiding. They asked me if I would work with the guys and I immediately said, ‘Yeah.’”
Still, Nash plans to take an unspecified amount of time waiting, relaxing and reflecting on what his post-retirement career will entail. “I am just trying to take my time, get some space and perspective before I rush into too many things,” Nash said. “I have a tendency to rush into things because I can’t sit still. Then I always end up regretting it.”
Nash also said he is committed to making sure the Canadian basketball explosion is not just a one-off. “It’s up to us now to continue that and to give the next generation an opportunity to be the same as this one. Make this a sustainable flow of talent and make us a real presence on the international stage, where we are actually going and competing for medals at world and Olympic games,” he said.
The NBA is set to become the first U.S. professional sports league to visit Cuba since President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations between the countries to be restored. The league will hold a four-day development camp and host clinics for youth from April 23-26. Recently retired two-time MVP Steve Nash, newly elected Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, and former WNBA star Ticha Penicheiro will take part, along with NBA coaches Quin Snyder of Utah and James Borrego of Orlando. The league said it will make an official announcement on Tuesday.
“It was an unfortunate injury,” Lillard said. “It didn’t even feel like it was a bad collision. I was sorry it happened.” So instead of facing an icon he idolized as a kid, Lillard will be forced to ponder what could have been as he roams the Staples Center on Friday night. “He had a great career, played a long time,” Lillard said. “He will be remembered as one of the greats.”
As Lillard was finding his way at Weber State, Nash was always example No. 1 that he could achieve anything from anywhere. “He’s always been an inspiration,” Lillard said. “I was always a fan. I’m from the Bay Area, so I knew of him at Santa Clara.”
The Los Angeles Lakers have waived guard Steve Nash and signed guard Jabari Brown to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.