Steve Nash, full name Stephen John Nash is a Canadian former basketball player who has won many notable accolades within the sport. He is most remembered in the sport for being a former Canadian National Team member, and an NBA championships star. His professional career began in 1996 spanning until 2015, where he would then venture into sports consulting. He has won a further two NBA championships off the court since and has been noted for his many philanthropic projects. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria in 2008 noting his accomplishments.

The Story of Steve Nash

Steve Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 7th 1974, before relocating. His father was a professional athlete who encouraged soccer and hockey with his younger sibling Martin. Nash wouldn’t begin to play basketball until he was a teen. He would lead his St. Michaels University School team to a British Columbia AAA provincial championship win, where he would earn the province’s Player of the Year title in the 1991-1992 season. It wouldn’t be until the period of 1995-1996 though where he would start receiving media attraction for his skill, and recognized for training with the Canadian National Team.

Jumping from Hoop to Hoop

Steve Nash holds many accolades on the basketball court. One of his first records were for being the youngest member of the Canadian National Team at the age of 17. This would be recorded in the 1991 World University Games where the team won a silver medal. He would play twice for the Phoenix Suns, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Los Angeles Lakers before going into player development. He has won 2 NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year Awards, played 8 times for the NBA All-Stars, and still keeps a long list as one of the best Point Guards to have played.