He is arguably the best player to ever grace a basketball court in Edmonton, and some lucky kids have spent the day learning from him.
On Sunday afternoon, former NBA star Steve Nash took part in drills with dozens of youngsters at the Saville Center.
“You just have to empower them to be the best versions of themselves they can be and give them the tools to deal with stress, anxiety, whatever challenges they may be.” faced, ”said Nash, explaining his role as ambassador for Tangerine’s“ A Bright Way Forward ”program.
“Whether it’s elite development or just participation, the longer you play sports, I think in mind, the more you enjoy life. Fitness, liberation, teamwork, ”said the Victoria, BC native.
Nash’s appearance in Edmonton was all the rage on Twitter, where people were talking about the #BrightWayForward program.
Nash, 42, played more than 1,200 NBA games from 1996 to 2014. He was NBA MVP in 2005 and 2006.
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When he retired last year, he was third in NBA history with 10,335 assists, behind John Stockton and Jason Kidd. Nash was also the best free throw shooter in NBA history at 90.4%, slightly ahead of Mark Price.
Nash now works as a player development consultant for the Golden State Warriors and is the general manager of Canada’s National Men’s Team.
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“It is happening. We are going through an incredible period of player development,” Nash said of the Canadian team.
“As a team on the international stage, we were devastated not to participate in the Olympics. We lost by a bucket to Venezuela, a team we beat by 27 four days earlier in the tournament. It comes down to experience. They are very young guys with very little international experience. You can’t go wrong with the experience.
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