Steve Nash, in full Stephen John Nash, (conceived February 7, 1974, Johannesburg, South Africa), South African-brought into the world Canadian basketball player who is viewed as one of the best point watches in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. For three seasons (2004–05 to 2006–07), Steve Nash was the most significant—if not the best—player in the NBA. In 2004 he joined the Phoenix Suns as a free operator, acquired to rudder the run-and-weapon offense of head mentor Mike D'Antoni. The association was motivated; Nash caught the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) grant in 2005 and 2006, and he may have done as such in 2007 notwithstanding fears that he was getting excessively improved.
Nash was brought up in Victoria, British Columbia—not actually a basketball hotbed—and was enrolled by a solitary American school, Santa Clara University. Santa Clause Clara was not known for its basketball ability, yet it didn't take long for Nash to touch base on the national radar. In 1992–93, Nash's first year with the program, Santa Clara upset the powerhouse University of Arizona in the National Collegiate Athletic Association title competition. When he graduated in 1996, he was respected exceedingly enough to be picked fifteenth generally in the NBA draft by the Suns.
Nash did not so much get an opportunity to demonstrate his best play in Phoenix. The point watchman position was taken by, in progression, Sam Cassell, Kevin Johnson, and Jason Kidd, every single greater name and increasingly settled players. At the point when Nash was exchanged to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998, he started to create upon his guarantee. In 2000–01 Nash detonated with star-gauge numbers (15.6 focuses and 7.3 helps per game), and, in the meantime, colleague Dirk Nowitzki rose as one of the association's incredible scorers. They drove the Mavericks to the play-offs that season and would do as such again every resulting year that Nash was in Dallas. The Mavericks, trained by the capricious Don Nelson, were a high-scoring, flexible squad. While Nowitzki was the group's go-to scorer, Nash was the motor that caused everything to go.
All things considered, proprietor Mark Cuban chose that Nash was over-the-slope at age 30 and would not coordinate a free-specialist offer from Phoenix following the 2003–04 season. As it turned out, Cuban couldn't have been all the more wrong—and Nash couldn't have taken over as Phoenix's star at a superior time. Ongoing principle changes had significantly decreased the measure of contact a protector was permitted to make around the edge. Nash had an uncanny present for crashing into the key and finding new, apparently unthinkable, passing paths, and the new principles made Nash's methodology more compelling than any time in recent memory as he drove the alliance in helps per game multiple times (counting his career-high 11.6 helps per game in 2006–07) during the eight years of his second stretch with the Suns.
The Suns progressed toward the Western Conference finals in 2004–05. The group lost forceful forward Amar'e Stoudemire to damage in the following preseason but then, regardless of the nonappearance of one of the association's best youthful players, by and by showed up in the gathering finals in 2005–06. Nash himself was far and away superior, averaging a personal-best 18.8 focuses per game. In 2006–07, with Stoudemire back, the Suns commanded the NBA for a significant part of the period, completing with the second best record in the alliance (61–21). In any case, giving Nash a third successive MVP would have placed him in a similar class as unequaled greats Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird. The voters shied away. He completed second in the MVP casting a ballot to Nowitzki. The Suns at that point had a disillusioning postseason, losing in the meeting elimination rounds.
The Suns obtained a maturing and moderately stationary Shaquille O'Neal during the accompanying season, a move that confined Nash's free-streaming style. By the by, he was chosen to his 6th All-Star Game and kept on exceeding expectations exclusively even as the Suns went into decay. In 2012 he was exchanged to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he united with individual whizzes Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard looking for his tricky title ring.
Be that as it may, Nash broke his leg in the second round of the 2012–13 season. In spite of the fact that despite everything he figured out how to play in 50 diversions, his adequacy was constrained, and his play was just association normal. Regardless of the preseason publicity, the damage tormented and broken Lakers were killed in the first round of the play-offs that season. Difficulties from the messed up leg restricted Nash to only 15 amusements the next year as Los Angeles battled through another baffling effort. In October 2014 the Lakers reported that Nash would miss the whole 2014–15 season as a result of repeating nerve harm in his back. He resigned from expert basketball in March 2015 and before long turned into low maintenance specialist for the Golden State Warriors. In 2018 he was accepted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.