Steve Nash was the NBA's unlikeliest MVP ... then he won another one | The Class of ’96

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On this episode of The Class of ’96, Bomani Jones looks at the life and career of Steve Nash. Barely recruited out of Canada, Nash landed a scholarship to Santa Clara University and became the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft. He went on to win two MVP trophies with the Phoenix Suns while guiding some of the most efficient offenses in league history.

0:00 The story of Steve Nash
0:46 Speeding up the game
1:45 The beginning
3:44 The prime years
5:24 Defining moment: The One-Eye Game

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    People disrespect Nash so much. He was the best point guard in the league for a while. In the playoffs they just couldn't get pass the spurs those years who were to good. He also never really had another great player along side him. People will argue amoure but he only ever looked good with Nash who is considered one of the greatest passers of all time.

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    I thought at the time that Nash, while a great player, wasn't even the MVP of the Phoenix Suns. That was Shawn Marion, who played this truly bizarre thing called defense.

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    The only reason I'm rooting for the Nets, hopefully Steve will get that ring he never won as a player,

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    Steve Nash is the most undeserving MVP..

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    Unlikeliest?! The guy dominated every play. He was the greatest on-court general that I ever saw. Not only has the SSOL offense never worked as well as when he ran it (with the right tools), but no team has been successful trying it since! More important, look at how much better his supporting cast were when he was playing! Amare was a great player, but when Nash was holding him up he was an All-NBA First Team All-Star!
    The real crime is that he was even better in 2007, when the league (wrongly) gave the MVP award to Nowitzki! He should have been a three-time MVP, but the league got scared of giving him something that Michael never got!

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    Nash one of the greatest to play the game.... .but also the most wound (not just accident) prone players ever.

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    Anyone who thinks Nash didn't deserve his MVPs is just looking at stats. Just watch some games from those years and you'll see why he was the most valuable player any team had in 05 or 06, maybe even 07 too.

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    You are starting to see Trae Young become more like Nash, less threes, more assists, drives to the basket, kick outs, great passing...and its starting to show in terms of success.

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