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Read This Appreciation Piece on Steve Nash

Man, he was good.

Tonight at 6 o’clock the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame will officially welcome Jason Kidd and Steve Nash into its ranks. I assume Zac Crain is right now working on a 5,000-word post about this momentous event. While you’re waiting for him to finish that, tide yourself over with this wonderful appreciation of Nash written by Danny Chau over at The Ringer.

A personal note: when the Mavs let Nash go, it broke my heart a little. Three reasons I loved the guy: 1) Peter Simek once saw Nash playing pickup soccer on the fields at Trammell Crow Park. 2) Nash and Dirk were (are) such good buddies that they’d get loaded at the Loon and pose for pics. 3) And this.

And then a final thought, this one from Nash himself. Did the Mavs really miss out on another title?

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  • Mavdog

    Probably missed out on a couple more titles….

    Although the change in teams by Nash took both Steve and Dirk out of their comfort zones and, because of that change, they both took their game to a higher level.

    Would that have happened anyway? That is another great question.

  • Brandon Snook

    Steve Nash often (and once while I was there) knocked on his next-door neighbor’s apartment door, because he was locked out of his place, probably after a night at The Loon, and needed to scale the balconies to get in. Looking back, I’m glad he’s still alive. I never read that HuffPo article though, because sports is filled with too many heartbreaking what-ifs. What if the Mavs hadn’t traded Mark Price for Jeff Hodge? What if Everson Walls deflected that ball? What if Nelson Cruz caught that ball? What if Dez Bryant caught* that ball? What if Kevin McCarthy hadn’t thrown Clarice in that pool?

    • Amazing. The balconies anecdote. And that you recall the Clarice incident. It would be cool to do an oral history of that pool party and how it all went wrong for Kevin.

  • Bub

    His trade confirmed how dumb owners are