35 Facts About Steve Nash

1. Steve Nash was an early, public opponent of the 2003 Iraq War, wearing a custom-made T-shirt to the 2003 NBA All Star Game that stated "No war—Shoot for peace".

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2. In October 2013, Steve Nash appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars.

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3. Steve Nash has worn the shoe since February 2008 but Nike produced only 5,000 pairs for sale.

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4. Steve Nash started a film production company together with his cousin, filmmaker Ezra Holland, and intends to produce independent films.

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5. In 2007, Steve Nash wrote and produced an 81-second commercial for Nike titled "Training Day", directed by Julian Schnabel's daughter Lola, which gained popularity as a viral video on YouTube.

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6. On 5 January 2016, it was announced that Steve Nash was part of a group that purchased a $21 million stake in Spanish Segunda Division club RCD Mallorca.

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7. In July 2013, Steve Nash participated in a training session with the Italian soccer club Inter Milan at the New York Red Bulls' facilities in New Jersey.

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8. Steve Nash occasionally attends practice for his co-owned team, called Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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9. Steve Nash added, "I've been a passionate supporter all my life.

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10. Steve Nash is selective in his endorsements, preferring companies he deems socially responsible.

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11. On 28 December 2007, it was announced that Steve Nash would receive Canada's highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada, and on 3 June 2008, it was announced that Nash would receive a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

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12. In May 2006, Steve Nash was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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13. Steve Nash has become involved with GuluWalk, a Canadian-operated charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for the war-affected children of northern Uganda.

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14. Steve Nash founded the Jim Jennings Memorial Endowment Fund, established in honour of a volunteer staff member at Santa Clara University who served the basketball team for more than 20 years.

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15. Steve Nash has a medical condition called spondylolisthesis, which causes muscle tightness and back pain.

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16. In 2006, Steve Nash denied that he was romantically involved with Canadian singer Nelly Furtado.

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17. In March 2016, Steve Nash became engaged to Lilla Frederick, a former Pepperdine University and junior women's US team volleyball player.

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18. On 8 May 2012, Steve Nash became General Manager of the Canadian senior national team.

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19. At the 1999 Tournament of the Americas, Steve Nash led Canada to the silver medal, qualifying the team for the Olympics for the first time in 12 years; he was named tournament MVP.

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20. Steve Nash was formally inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on 7 September 2018.

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21. Steve Nash announced his retirement from playing on 21 March 2015.

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22. Steve Nash returned on 4 February 2014, shooting 3-for-6 for 7 points.

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23. Steve Nash switched his jersey number, as his customary No 13 was retired by Los Angeles in honour of Wilt Chamberlain.

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24. Steve Nash considered signing with New York or Toronto, but he decided that Los Angeles was the best fit for him and his family.

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25. On 21 January 2010, Steve Nash was named as the starting point guard for the West for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

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26. Steve Nash narrowly missed being MVP a third consecutive time, coming in second with 44 first place votes to 83 for Dirk Nowitzki.

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27. Steve Nash joined a Suns team which had emerging young players in Shawn Marion, Joe Johnson and Amar'e Stoudemire.

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28. Steve Nash attempted to negotiate a long-term contract with Cuban, who was paying Walker, Finley, Nowitzki and Jamison nearly $50 million in combined salaries that season.

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29. Steve Nash now had a supportive environment in which he could thrive.

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30. Steve Nash had spent the summer before that honing his skills, playing with the Canadian national team and working out with the likes of established NBA players Jason Kidd and Gary Payton.

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31. In that game, Steve Nash scored six straight free throws in the last 30 seconds of the contest.

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32. Steve Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to a Welsh mother, Jean, and English father, John, on 7 February 1974.

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33. Steve Nash was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007 and invested to the order in 2016, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria in 2008.

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34. Steve Nash made minimal impact and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998.

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35. Steve Nash currently serves as general manager of the Canadian national team and as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors.

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