Nash married Alejandra Amarilla in 2005 but broke up a few months before the baby was born after rumors of cheating allegations. The allegations were confirmed when Aljejandra gave birth to a black baby. Now the father is said to be Nash’s former teammate Jason Richardson. The Suns abruptly traded Richardson to the Orlando Magic in December, around the same time the baby was born.
Every year, for the last three years, Steve Nash has held a soccer match in New York City and invited his basketball playing and pro soccer friends. Later that night, the group gathers for a party that benefits his foundation.
The game is different not only because it's a chance to see Nash, Tony Parker and Brandon Jennings play soccer, along with former USA World Cup team captain Claudio Reyna and Giuseppe Rossi of Villareal CF and the Italian National Team, but also because it is played "Rucker Park style" in Chinatown.
Steve graduated from Santa Clara as the school’s all-time leader in assists (510), free throw percentage (.862), and 3-pointers made and attempted (263-656), and third on the scoring list with1,689 points. He also holds Santa Clara's single-season record for free throw percentage (.894).
May 8, 2012 - Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has added another responsibility to his plate. The superstar point guard has also been named the general manager of the Canadian Olympic team, the squad announced in a press conference on Tuesday.
Nash emerged as the top target of the country's sports governing body, according to The Globe And Mail.
The Canadian player graduated on scholarship at the Santa Clara University after starting out his basketball career as early as high school. His college team, the Broncos, appeared thrice at the NCAA tournament during his four-season stay. He was awarded the NCAA West Conference Player of the Year for two years.
Begun by Steve and his family in 2001, given U.S. charitable status in 2004, and Canadian charitable status in 2007, the Steve Nash Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Like its NBA MVP founder, the Foundation is fast becoming a leader in assists . . . to a slightly shorter population.
His ability to quickly dish the ball to teammates led him to a career high average of 9.7 assists per game in 2008-2009. He is virtually flawless at the free-throw line shooting an uncanny 90 percent from the stripe for his career. As a result of his unquestioned skills and his on the court leadership, Steve has earned two straight NBA MVP Awards, putting him in a class with other NBA greats.
Steve John Nash was born on February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father, John, played professional soccer, a vocation that took him and his family all over the world. Steve’s mother, Jean, was a sports fan, so she didn’t mind the globetrotting lifestyle. As John’s career wound down, the Nashes settled in Canada. They first lived in Regina, and then moved to Victoria City on Vancouver Island (which is located on Canada’s west coast, less than 30 miles from Washington). By this point, Steve had a younger brother, Martin.
Being so close to the U.S., Steve enjoyed many of the trappings of the normal American kid. One of his passions was professional wrestling. Hulk Hogan was the star of the circuit, and Steve was a loyal Hulk-a-Maniac.
Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1996, Nash was booed by fans, because he was an unknown coming out of Santa Clara University. No other Canadian had ever been selected as high as Nash was at 15th overall in the first round, but he rotted for two years on the bench with Phoenix.
The Suns traded Nash on Draft Day June 25th, 1998 to the Dallas Mavericks. After the lock-shortened season in 1999, Nash blossomed along with rising star Dirk Nowitzki and then current star Michael Finley. Nash would become an All-Star in 2001-02 while posting career-highs of 17.9 PPG and 7.7 APG. He would also be selected to the All-NBA third team that very same year.
After failed contract talks with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Nash signed with the Suns again. This time around, Nash would make history for the Phoenix franchise that once booed his presence.
Steve Nash - Best Moves
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