Steve Nash is one of Canada's great exports, there is little doubt. I'm not going to bore you with my argument that Nash is the greatest Canadian athlete of all time (okay, short version: Basketball, unlike hockey, is a truly global sport with minimal barriers to participation, so the pool of competition is massive. And yes, while you can argue there are not that many really tall people, so the pool is actually not a big as it seems, that isn't the case for point guards. Point guards are pretty normal sized and thus perhaps the most competitive single position in sport. And while the contributions of Joey Votto and Larry Walker etc. are significant, if you're a left-handed power-hitter there are more jobs available than starting point guard slots in the NBA, of which there are 30. Mix in the fact that Nash is not only really good, but helped redefine how the position is played and in fact a whole approach to offense in the NBA, and you have yet another log for the fire) but what can I say, it's what I think.
Anyway, he's off to a bit of sucky start in that his team is 1-3 and he's leading the NBA in turnovers, but the bigger news?
He's got his eyes set on a career in what Jalen Rose liked to call "politrix."
Turns out the article was a hoax, but it did smoke out Nash's hidden-until-now political agenda:
"I just heard about it tonight during the game," Nash said. "I don't know what to say about that…I mean, obviously I'll be Prime Minister one day, but I wasn't going to do it until after I finished playing basketball."
Look for the fitness conscious and environmentally sensitive Nash to leak policy items relating to hybrid cars, bamboo-only floors for basketball courts, mandatory vegetable juicing and an exercise ball for every man, woman and child.