Steve Nash is easily the most decorated basketball player to ever come out of Canada. The Victoria native took the sport into his own hands playing in the NBA for 18-seasons and had won back-to-back NBA MVP Awards. Now he will take his spot beside sports legends when he is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
News dropped this week that Nash, as well as former teammates Grant Hill and Jason Kidd, will be this year’s class of inductees into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Naismith Hall of Fame may be named after a Canadian, but Nash will be just the second player to be inducted from the great white north. The only Canadian player currently in the hall of fame is Vancouver’s Bob Houbregs who was inducted in 1987.
As a player, Nash accumulated some impressive stats, ranking third all-time in career assists with 10,335, first all-time in free throw percentage (90.43%) and ninth in three-point goal percentage (42.78%). Nash ended his career with 14.3 points per game average, as well as 8.5 assists and 3.0 on rebounds.
Nash and the rest of the inductee class will officially join the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Springfield, Massachusetts this September.