Point guard Steve Nash has announced that he will retire from the NBA after 19 seasons, and he made it public on his Twitter account.
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) March 21, 2015
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Nash finished his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, who traded draft picks to the Phoenix Suns for him in 2012. They hoped to go all-in for a championship while also trading for center Dwight Howard.
However, this plan blew up in the Lakers’ face as Nash, who was 38 at the time of the trade, was rarely able to stay healthy. He will retire at the age of 41.
Nash had a memorable career though as he started out with the Dallas Mavericks for 10 seasons after being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 1996 draft.
He joined the Suns in 2004 and went on to win two MVP awards while leading the Suns to three Western Conference Finals appearances.
The Canadian point guard averaged double digits in assists seven times throughout his career while making eight All-Star appearances.
He averaged 14.3 points, three rebounds and 8.5 assists per game in his long career. His shooting accuracy was impressive as he shot 49 percent from the field while making 90.4 percent of his free throws.