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canzano55
11-15-2010, 02:08 AM
For a while I never liked the guy. I thought he was living of Dirk when he played for Dallas and would never amount to anything special. When he arrived in Phoenix I hated him even more because he turned that franchise into an offensive killing machine that annihilated my team every year and I never had the humility or maturity to appreciate it.

Looking at the guy now, 37 years old and still wielding a loaded arsenal of talent and expertise. There isn't a player in the league that I get more joy in watching just based on sheer intelligence and aesthetic beauty in how he runs an offense.

One of the most creative NBA players of all time and a hall of fame lock. I wish he would play forever.

Duncan = Donkey
11-15-2010, 02:35 AM
He is my favorite player, so naturally i would be devastated

Gibby
11-15-2010, 02:40 AM
I hope he wins a championship before he retires

Mplsman
11-15-2010, 02:41 AM
Hell yes. Nash is unreal still.

ink
11-15-2010, 03:02 AM
Incredible player and yes I will miss seeing him play. I've been watching his career since I saw the first news clip of him playing at high school, saw him live in Vancouver after that, followed his career in Santa Clara, couldn't believe he was drafted 15th, hoped that the Grizzlies would sign him, watched when he led the Canadian Olympic team to within a few points of a bronze medal in Sydney, watched when he ended up back in PHX where he was drafted, created one of the most exciting offensive teams I've ever witnessed, and had one of the most exhilarating careers you could have. But he's going to have a whole other career as soon as he retires. The guy is brilliant and not just on the court. He'll be making films (he's already made two), I think he's part owner of a few football (soccer) clubs, and he just took over an entire chain of fitness franchises. He'll be around.

the life
11-15-2010, 07:52 AM
I hope he wins a championship before he retires

Maybe he "the answer" to dysfunctional Miami team.

Supreme LA
11-15-2010, 07:55 AM
I would be sad. You're a fool for disliking a guy like Nash btw.

Lim
11-15-2010, 07:59 AM
its pretty amazing that he is still producing at a high level at his age.


couldn't believe he was drafted 15th

you thought he would be taken sooner or later? elaborate next time!

magichatnumber9
11-15-2010, 08:04 AM
I want to talk about my feelings

JayW_1023
11-15-2010, 08:39 AM
I still have him behind Paul and Deron as the leagues best PG. I can't even name three guys ahead of him who can make role players look like borderline all-stars and borderline all-stars like Amar'e Stoudemire look like SOOPERstars.

Goran Dragic looks like he will be Nash successor eventually. He won't have the same brilliant court vision as Nash, but will compensate with stingier defense.

As for Nash, he is one of my favorites. He is also a better defender than people give him credit for. Not a great on the ball defender, but much like Larry Bird was, an intelligent team defender who is great at drawing charges.

Sly Guy
11-15-2010, 08:57 AM
I want to see him win a 'ship before then.

JayW_1023
11-15-2010, 09:32 AM
Without Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire looks no better than Al Harrington out there in New York.

DaoudS
11-15-2010, 10:13 AM
I would go as far and say Nash is the best PG of this decade. Forget his defensive woes, but the way he has made his teammates better is simply phenomenal.

Giraffes Rule
11-15-2010, 02:29 PM
I'd be happy that the Suns would be significantly less talented without him! It would be a shame for the NBA to lose a player like that, the guy is amazing.

Hawkeye15
11-15-2010, 02:37 PM
sad, no. Would I miss watching him play? For sure.

Avenged
11-15-2010, 02:43 PM
It's amazing at the rate he's been playing seeing how old he is.. Top 3 PG at his age? Incredible player. I wouldn't be sad, but you hate to see a top talent go.

mlisica19
11-15-2010, 02:57 PM
yes id be sad, hes a great all around player and one of the best players in the world still to date.

2 time MVP? he shoudlnt give up til hes ready.

Plus i like the fact hes white haha and canadian....

mlisica19
11-15-2010, 02:58 PM
btw that was no racist, just like to see some diversity in sports and sorry but galli fromk NYK is not enough

rapjuicer06
11-15-2010, 03:06 PM
i was sad when jordan retired...the first 2 times....nash is not jordan, so i wouldn't be sad, but i'd be disappointed that he didn't get to go to a contender :(

braveniler58
11-15-2010, 03:08 PM
Devastated.

sep11ie
11-15-2010, 03:10 PM
I've actually scheduled my shrink to be on call for that day.

ink
11-15-2010, 03:24 PM
you thought he would be taken sooner or later? elaborate next time!

Thought it was obvious ...



"Unknown" kid from a high school in Victoria, BC
Little known Santa Clara College graduate
If Donnie Nelson hadn't scouted him personally, Bryan Colangelo never would have heard of him
Suns at the time had Kevin Johnson and Jason Kidd ahead of him on the depth chart but they still used their first round pick on him, so they must have seen something in him


Getting selected 15th was high.

Chicagofaithful
11-15-2010, 03:25 PM
yes he's on my fantasy team... and yes he's an awesome player who deserves a ship.

|x-M1NTy-x|
11-15-2010, 03:31 PM
i had a tear in my eye just opening this post

Hawkeye15
11-15-2010, 03:38 PM
It's amazing at the rate he's been playing seeing how old he is.. Top 3 PG at his age? Incredible player. I wouldn't be sad, but you hate to see a top talent go.

he didn't even start getting real minutes until he was 24, and he is 6'3" with the best shot in history. Players that don't put games on their knees early, and have a high skillset age well.
But yeah, he is awesome

KnicksorBust
11-15-2010, 03:42 PM
Suns need to do both parties a favor and cut ties now. He's still got juice left in the tank to make a push for a ring. Lopez-Warrick-Hedo-J-Rich... they all have skills but you're going to run Nash into the ground forcing him to carry them to 45 wins. The fact that even he came out and said they aren't making the playoffs tells me a LOT. Part of him has to want on but he's not the type to go public with it.

Ebbs
11-15-2010, 04:06 PM
Maybe he "the answer" to dysfunctional Miami team.

I doubt this as there problem isn't spreading the ball. Its defending elite PG's. Nash isn't going to make to many teams better defensively.

John Walls Era
11-15-2010, 04:10 PM
Even being from Canada, I dont watch him much. I don't think I would be too sad, though I hope he wins a ring.

leftie5
11-15-2010, 04:33 PM
The day he retires is going to suck, especially as a Suns fan. We only have a few more years of watching him and other guys like Grant Hill, Duncan, etc. so we better enjoy it. Luckily, there are plenty of other players that will be worthy of following.

WolvesJagsOs
11-15-2010, 04:52 PM
yeah, i would be sad, he is amazing to watch.

central2003
11-15-2010, 05:10 PM
He is one of those players that I would love to see win a championship. If the suns see that they are going to end up being in the lottery by mid season I hope they do the right thing and trade him to a contender. He deserves that for his loyalty and hard work on and off the court.

numba1CHANGsta
11-15-2010, 05:17 PM
Nash needs to GTFO of the NBA already or get a haircut, I cant stand that hair of his lol

Hunter48MVP
11-15-2010, 05:26 PM
Yes, he is a top 5 point guard in NBA history

AI4MVP
11-15-2010, 05:27 PM
It will possibly be one of the saddest days of my life. All man crush's aside, Steve Nash is the most important athlete in my life and has made a huge impact on me. Watching him over the years has spoiled me and amazed me.

Im so proud to say Steve Nash is on my team, and when he retires, the Phoenix Suns need to put a statue of him outside of US Airways because he IS Phoenix Suns basketball and will be for a long time, even after he retires.

IMO the most skilled offensive player ive ever seen.

John Walls Era
11-15-2010, 05:51 PM
Yes, he is a top 5 point guard in NBA history

Magic
Isiah
Stockton
Jerry West
Oscar Robertson
Jason Kidd
Gary Payton

Hes in the top 10 for sure, but not top 5.

sep11ie
11-15-2010, 05:52 PM
It will possibly be one of the saddest days of my life. All man crush's aside, Steve Nash is the most important athlete in my life and has made a huge impact on me. Watching him over the years has spoiled me and amazed me.

Im so proud to say Steve Nash is on my team, and when he retires, the Phoenix Suns need to put a statue of him outside of US Airways because he IS Phoenix Suns basketball and will be for a long time, even after he retires.

IMO the most skilled offensive player ive ever seen.

Kinda creepy.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-15-2010, 06:31 PM
No, Why should I?

AI4MVP
11-15-2010, 06:57 PM
Kinda creepy.

kinda immature

JWO35
11-15-2010, 07:09 PM
Pause...

sixer04fan
11-15-2010, 07:31 PM
wouldn't care honestly. I like nash though.

CowboysKB24
11-15-2010, 09:26 PM
Not at all. I never liked Nash. He is overrated.

KnicksorBust
11-15-2010, 09:33 PM
Magic
Isiah
Stockton
Jerry West
Oscar Robertson
Jason Kidd
Gary Payton

Hes in the top 10 for sure, but not top 5.

It's close. Even though he led the league in assists one year I still consider Jerry West a shooting guard and in terms of career accomplishments Nash tops Payton.

Rego247
11-15-2010, 09:36 PM
yes. hes my favorite player to watch in any sport. very humble guy and a consummate professional. hes a canadian sports icon, and a guaranteed HOFamer. my only regret is never seeing him play live, something i hope to correct this season lol.

Bluerapoileagle
11-15-2010, 09:45 PM
Yes, I would be extremely sad. As a Canadian basketball player, Nash has always been my role model growing up so it would be very depressing for him to go.

Crackadalic
11-15-2010, 09:51 PM
no i wouldnt be sad have better things to be sad about then to worry about a guy thats making a millions more then what i dream to make with that said i do wish for him to get a ring before he calls it quits he has been a very good player that deserve at least a ring

JJ_JKidd
11-15-2010, 10:27 PM
Not much. He sucks @ defense plus he dribbles too much which is very not PG-like. He deserves a ring though ;)

dodie53
11-15-2010, 11:23 PM
i would be very sad

Evolution23
11-15-2010, 11:32 PM
sad, no. Would I miss watching him play? For sure.

This

0nekhmer
11-16-2010, 12:44 AM
of course. this guy is so awesome, he is so politically correct and is a true leader. i'm sure he'd rather retire giving it his all for 10+ years than try to join a stacked team. respect