In honor of the point guard's sterling career—including two NBA MVP awards, eight All-Star appearances and three All-NBA First Team selections—you can try to single out the secrets behind Nash's renowned durability in this 20-minute workout video that's making the Internet rounds this week.
Nash's career eventually came to a close because of injuries, but it should not be forgotten that Nash appeared in at least 80 games in four seasons and at least 70 games in 12 seasons.
In a story on Nash for the March 30 issue of SI, Lee Jenkins delved into how Nash is trying to detach himself from the sour ending to his otherwise stellar career.
“I subscribe to the idea that an athlete dies twice,” says Nash, 41. “It’s hard. You’re going to miss it forever. You have to take some time and grieve your former self.” He does not know where exactly he stands in the mourning process. He views himself neither as the legend who captured two MVPs in Phoenix nor as the convalescent who struggled to carry his luggage in L.A. “I’m still just the kid from Canada with one scholarship offer,” Nash says.
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- Mike Fiammetta