Ten fun facts about Steve Nash

Fact 1
After a successful high-school basketball career in British Columbia, he earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California.

Fact 2
Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth greatest point guard of all time, Nash has led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career.

Fact 3
He is also ranked as one of the top players in NBA league history for three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, total assists and assists per game.

Fact 4
Nash has a medical condition called spondylolisthesis, which causes muscle tightness and back pain. Due to the condition, when he is not in the game he lies on his back rather than sitting on the bench to keep his muscles from stiffening.

Fact 5
Nash has been honored for his contributions to various philanthropic causes.

Fact 6
In 2006, he was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Fact 7
He also received the Order of Canada in 2007.

Fact 8
Nash was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria in 2008.

Fact 9
Nash captained Canada at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Fact 10
In 2001, Nash formed the Steve Nash Foundation. Through grants to public service and nonprofit entities, the foundation aims to foster health in kids by funding projects that provide services to children affected by poverty, illness, abuse, or neglect, and create opportunity for education, play, and empowerment.

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Short about Steve Nash
is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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