Posts Tagged ‘Steve Nash’

Steve Nash back in a Phoenix Suns uniform

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a while since we’ve seen Steve Nash playing in an NBA game, and while his NBA career may have ended a season ago, from this recent photo, he looks like he’s still in playing shape. As Nash prepares to go into the Phoenix Suns “Ring of Honor,” he took part in a recent photo shoot wearing the same uniform he wore while winning two MVP awards.

Felt good to wear purple again. Apparently they're lighting me on fire…stay tuned @suns #nashroh

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Steve Nash explains the history of the Phoenix Suns

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Phoenix Suns are celebrating their 48th anniversary, and in order to give a little background as to how an NBA franchise ended up “in the desert,” the Suns enlisted their former two-time MVP Steve Nash to deliver something of an oral history of the franchise, with some iconic video clips mixed in there, too. Pretty cool stuff…


Steph Curry approves of Warriors consultant Steve Nash

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — News broke yesterday that the Golden State Warriors were in “advanced negotiations” to have former MVP Steve Nash join the champs as a part-time coach who will work with the Warriors guards. And not that Stephen Curry, the most-recent MVP, needs a lot of help, but Curry took to Instagram today to show his approval of the new hire…

Finally we get a decent coach around here….👀

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Steve Nash shooting threes with Snoop Dogg as his rebounder

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERSteve Nash hasn’t played in the NBA in a while, and he officially retired a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still hit the basketball court to get some shots up. And if you’re going to squeeze in some practice, why not have hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg out there grabbing boards for you? (Also, Nash has an apple in his mouth.)

NBA legends, players chime in on Curry’s run

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Two games into the Western Conference finals, the Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets as the series moves from Oakland to Houston. And through those games, the Warriors have been led by the league’s MVP, Stephen Curry, who despite being the focus of the Houston defense has managed to score 77 points through two games, including shooting a ridiculous 11-for-22 on three-pointers. Steve Nash is one of the NBA’s greatest three-point shooters ever, but as he noted yesterday in a Reddit AMA, Nash believes Curry is a better shooter than he ever was.

How does Curry do it? Last night on NBA TV’s GameTime, Nets guard Jarrett Jack, a former teammate of Curry’s, made a guest appearance and talked about exactly what makes Curry so tough…

VIDEO: Jack on Curry

Also, Kobe Bryant took to Twitter and explained the riddle of defending Stephen Curry…in 140 characters or less…

All that aside, when you’re able to do stuff like Curry does in the Vine below, how you defend the dude may not matter…

NBA players react to Steve Nash retiring

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Earlier today, former two-time MVP Steve Nash announced his retirement. Nash, an 8-time All-Star, had been riddled with injuries the last few seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. As news spread of Nash’s retirement, players around the NBA took to social media to say goodbye and show respect…


Steve Nash, weirdo librarian

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Lakers guard Steve Nash is out for the season with a back injury, and while it stinks to be missing the former two-time MVP on the court, there is an upside: Now we have a chance to see Nash wear a cardigan and a wig and pretend to be a strange librarian while he plays fantasy sports on an app on his smartphone. Actually, Nash kind of looks like the Area 51 lab director from Independence Day in this commercial.

VIDEO: Nash Ad

Steve Nash documentary trailer

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERSteve Nash has had a tough run of it of late, battling injuries in an attempt to get back on the court regularly. Even in the last few weeks, he’s had to take a step back after an injury set-back. But what’s so cool about Steve Nash is that basketball isn’t all that he does. And although the sun may be setting on his hoops career, a new movie called Nash: The Documentary, out soon on iTunes and On Demand, promises to look at Nash from all angles.

VIDEO: Nash Doc

Throwback Thursday: All-time assists leaders

VIDEO: Best Point Guards: Magic Johnson

Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: All-Time Assists Leaders

We continue our Throwback Thursday All-Time Statistical Leaders series today by looking at the Top 10 All-Time Assist Leaders.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)

Gallery: TBT: All-Time Assists Leaders

Make sure to check out our previous All-Time Statistical Leaders galleries if you missed them!
All-Time Steals Leaders

Which of these players would you want passing you the rock? Leave your comments below!

Pau Gasol And Kendall Marshall Actually Go Way Back

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With the StevesNash and Blake — as well as Jordan Farmar all injured, the Lakers signed free agent point guard Kendall Marshall. Marshall had spent last season with the Suns and a short time this season in the D-League, and in just 14 games with the Lakers, Marshall is averaging 10 points and 9 assists per game.

If Marshall looks like he’s met some of these Lakers before, it turns out that’s because he has…a really long time ago. Check out the photo Marshall posted on Twitter today, from a moment at the 2003 All-Star Weekend in Atlanta when he met a 22-year-old Pau Gasol. As Gasol tweeted in response, “Time flies!!”