Life After Basketball, by Steve Nash

Steve Nash:

I heard someone once say there comes a day when they tell us all that we can’t play anymore. We’re not good enough. Surplus to requirements. Too slow, maybe. When you’re a teenager with outsized dreams and a growing obsession, and someone tells you this ain’t gonna last forever, it’s scary. I never forgot it.

So what did I do? Stayed obsessed. Set goals. Worked. Dreamed. Schemed. Pushed myself beyond what was normal or expected. I looked at my hero, Isiah Thomas, and thought to myself, OK, I’m nowhere near the player he is but if I get better every day for 5 or 10 years, why can’t I be as good as him?”

With so many amazing years in the NBA, Steve Nash made the game of basketball seem so easy. His vision on the court was something I watched in awe. He taught me how to be a better passer.

ESPN:

Steve Nash retires as the only player in NBA history to shoot 49% from the field, 40% on threes & 90% on FTs.

Steve Nash also finished his career with 10,335 assists. There’s only two players that had more (John Stockton and Jason Kidd).