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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. USA Today Sports

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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. The Players' Tribune

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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.’” Los Angeles Daily News

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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. Toronto Sun

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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." Oregonian

"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." Oregonian

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