NashThe NBA announced earlier that Steve Nash has been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player for this season, edging out Shaquille O'neal.
When he played basketball at Santa Clara University, I must have interviewed Steve Nash six or seven times. At the conclusion of each interview, I would ask: "Anything more you want to tell me?"Tomorrow they'll play Nash's old team, the Dallas Mavericks, in the opening game of their second-round playoff series. Should be fun.
Nash, from the time he was a freshman, would usually respond with his own question. "Do you think I can make it in the NBA?" he would say, earnestly.
I would smile each time and tell him: "I'm no scout. But I am sure you'll get a chance." To which Nash would retort: "Whatever they ask me to do, I'll do it. I'll do it three times."
Saturday, I recounted this story to Nash's college coach, Dick Davey, who chuckled.
"He said three times, and he probably meant six times," said Davey, who had been receiving congratulatory phone calls all afternoon.
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