I watched the Suns and Jazz Wednesday night. Besides PHX winning on the road, the one thing that stood out was the way Steve Nash conducts himself.
For starters, we all know what kind of player Nash is by the way he shares the ball.
But what many fail to realize is what kind of teammate he is.
The average fan has no idea what this guy is all about. Sure they see him pushing the ball in transition and hitting the open man but…
You need to take a closer look.
I know what he’s all about.
Because I keep both eyes on him every chance I get. (No, not in a stalkish kind of way)
Do you ever watch the sideline shots ABC, ESPN or TNT takes of players when they are out of the game? Well when they pop up, I take notice.
Nash is an NBA vet. We know his accomplishments. His MVP’s, etc. But what you don’t know is the following:
1-When a teammate checks in for him, Nash jogs over to the guy and shakes hands. Most players, when they go out of the game are ticked off. Take notice of the body language the next time a player checks out of the game.
2-Nash cheers for his teammates while he is on the bench. If he’s resting his back on the baseline, he’s very much into the game.
3-At a timeout, when Nash is on the bench, he jumps up, jogs out onto the court and encourages his guys who are walking towards the bench.
These things may seem trival to some, but they are so important to being a great teammate!
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