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Steve Nash Biography

With his wild-hair and run-and-gun playing style, Steve Nash has become one of the NBA's top point guards. Kidzworld checks out the reigning MVP of the NBA.

Steve Nash - Canadian Hoops Star

Steve Nash was born in South Africa in 1974, where his dad was playing professional soccer. His family later settled in Victoria, Canada, where Steve grew up. As a kid, Steve played soccer, lacrosse and rugby before he began playing organized basketball in grade eight. He went on to become a star on his high-school basketball team, but went largely unnoticed by scouts from US college teams. Nash eventually landed a scholarship with Santa Clara State - a small college in California. He left Canada, determined that he would one day become a pointguard in the NBA.

Steve Nash - From College to the NBA

Steve Nash had a huge impact with Santa Clara State - leading the team to two appearances in the NCAA tournament. Nash's quickness, good basketball smarts and smooth passing skills caught the eye of several NBA scouts and Nash was picked by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 1996 NBA draft. After two seasons playing as a backup with Phoenix, Nash was traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he would blossom into an NBA superstar. In 2003, Nash and teammates Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley formed a powerful trio that helped the long-suffering Mavericks reach the Western Conference Finals, where the would lose in six games to the San Antonio Spurs. That same year, Nash played in the NBA All-Star Game and established himself as one of the NBA's top point guards.

Steve Nash - NBA MVP

In 2004, Steve Nash left the Dallas Mavericks to sign as a free agent with the Phoenix Suns - the team that had originally drafted him. He made an immediate impact as the team's on-court leader, as his outstanding passing skills helped create space for his teammates and fellow superstars, Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion. The Suns' run-and-gun style made them one of the most exciting teams in the NBA and they finished with the league's best record. Steve Nash edged out Shaquille O'Neal to win the league's MVP award - becoming the first point guard in more than 20 years to win the award.

Steve Nash - Did You Know?

  • Steve Nash married his longtime girlfriend, Alejandra Amarilla, in June 2005. They have twin daughters named Lola and Bella.
  • Steve Nash's brother, Martin, played professional soccer in England and was a member of the Canadian National soccer team.
  • In 2001, Steve formed the Steve Nash Foundation, which provides money for health, education and sports programs for underpriviledged kids.
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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