Captain Canada is the pride of a nation, he is also one of only 11 players to win multiple NBA MVP awards. Whether you believe he deserved them or not, Steve Nash has two, yes two MVP awards on his mantle. Nash is also a member of the illustrious 50-40-90 club, contributing four separate seasons to the club, Nash currently stands in as club president.
A killer shooter, with previously unheard of efficiency, Nash took his job of floor general seriously. Nash led the league in assists per game five times, he finished his career third all time in assists. A bad back, Robert Horry, Amar’e Stoudemire being injury prone, you can take your pick but all contributed to Nash calling it a career without the elusive ring. When feeling blue about Nash retiring without a Championship remember that fellow Pacific Division stars Shaq and Kobe each retired with one MVP trophy.
15th Overall Pick 1996 – Phoenix Suns
How did the guys rank him?
The Flag Bearer: Matt Drappel (18).
The Barn Burner: Robert Littal, Lang Greene, and Adi Joseph (NR).
How did the other guys rank Nash: Justin Rowan (25), Justin Salkin (25), Marc Griffin (27), Josh Eberley (32), Shane Young (32), Jacob Noble (35), Justin Termine (40), Will Reeve (40), Brian Geltzeiler (41), and James Holas (49).
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Josh Eberley – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JoshEberley
Jacob Noble – hoopscritic.com / Host of the @PullUpPodcastHC, @JacobNoble_HC
James Holas – hoopscritic.com / BballBreakdown, @SnottieDrippen
Adi Joseph – sportingnews.com, @AdiJoseph
Matt Drappel – sportsnet.ca, @MattyD416
Justin Rowan – fearthesword.com / hoopslounge.com, @Cavsanada
Robert Littal – blacksportsonline.com, @BSO
Shane Young – hoopshabit.com, @YoungNBA
Justin Termine – Sirius XM NBA / cinesport.com host, @TermineRadio
Marc Griffin – hoopslounge.com / sportsnet.ca, @montrealmarc
Lang Greene – basketballinsiders.com, @LangGreene
Justin Salkin – hoopscritic.com / brooklynsbeat.com, @brooklynsbeat
Will Reeve – awfsports.com / Host of the All Weather Fan Podcast, contributor for hoopscritic.com @WillReeveJr
and of course,
Brian Geltzeiler – hoopscritic.com / Sirius XM NBA / the-cauldron.com / 120sports.com, @hoopscritic
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