A buddy and I, fans of other teams, just got into a discussion randomly as to who is considered the Suns GOAT. I wasn't sure if Nash is just the consensus, or if others are in the discussion. Looking at career leaders, Walter Davis and Shawn Marion definitely also jump out, but I just wanted to know from this forum what is the general thought re: a Suns GOAT.
Nash, he made the players around him better, he ran the high octane offense that other teams copied, he led the Suns to the WCF, he won two MVP's against the likes of Kobe, Lebron , Wade and Shaq, led the league in assists in some years,
sure Barkley led PHO to the NBA Finals but they lost, had the Suns won, he would arguably be the GOAT
the difference between Barkley and Nash was as great a player as Barkley was, Nash literally carried the team, even the so-called other stars that played with him were dependent on him