Former Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki praises Steve Nash who may be forced to retire over another injury.
While Steve Nash’s best statistical seasons came as a member of the Phoenix Suns, it was his time with the Dallas Mavericks that many came to know the young point guard.
Teaming with Dirk Nowitzki, Nash helped take the Mavs from mediocrity to a elite status before eventually leaving in free agency. Despite that, there has always been a special place in the heart of many Mavericks fans for Steve Nash and the same can be said for players like Dirk Nowitzki who applauded the efforts of his friend and former teammate.
“I told him that if you would have told me a 6-foot white guy from Canada was going to be back-to-back MVPs, I would have said you’re absolutely nuts. He had an unbelievable ride.
“To me, he was one of the fiercest competitors I know”, Nowitzki said. “He was little, but he didn’t take anything from nobody. He always wanted to win in practice and always got better. He was a great teammate and a great friend, and I was sad to see him go out that way.”
Steve Nash wasn’t the most athletic player on the court nor the most naturally gifted, though he routinely was one of the best players in the NBA as evidenced by his back-to-back NBA MVP trophies.
Sadly every impressive run must eventually come to an end and Steve Nash’s career is likely over due to injury (and age), but there’s no denying he’s one of the best point guards the NBA has seen in quite some time. Fans of both the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns were lucky to witness such a player in the middle of his prime and hopefully will cherish such memories.
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