Steve Nash Speaks with ESPN About Retiring from NBA

Lakers Steve Nash, considered one of the greatest point guards to play the game, officially announced his retirement Saturday March 21, 2015 in a letter published on The Players’ Tribune website. Source: ESPN.

Photo shows Lakers Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash speaking to ESPN March 2015 about his time with the Lakers, legacy questions and his decision to retire from the NBA.

“The greatest gift has been to be completely immersed in my passion and striving for something I loved so much — visualizing a ladder, climbing up to my heroes,” Nash, 41, wrote. “The obsession became my best friend. I talked to her, cherished her, fought with her and got knocked on my ass by her.

“And that is what I’m most thankful for in my career. In my entire life, in some ways. Obviously, I value my kids and my family more than the game, but in some ways having this friend — this ever-present pursuit — has made me who I am, taught me and tested me, and given me a mission that feels irreplaceable. I am so thankful. I’ve learned so many invaluable lessons about myself and about life. And of course I still have so much to learn. …”

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Steve Nash is a Canadian-British NBA point guard who officially retired from the Los Angeles Lakers on March 21, 2015. After a successful high-school basketball career in British Columbia, he earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California. In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and Nash was twice named the West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the Year. Nash has been honored for his contributions to various philanthropic causes. In 2006, he was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He also received the Order of Canada in 2007.

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