Steve Nash to be inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
NBA legend Steve Nash is making headlines again. ‘Captain Canada’ will be inducted in his country’s Sports Hall of Fame. The Victoria native and former Canadian Olympic team captain will be leading the Class of 2020 announced earlier this week.
After an illustrious career in the NBA, being an eight-time all-star, a back-to-back MVP and ranking third all-time in assists, Steve Nash always looked back in his stint for the Canadian National Team as one of his proudest moments.
“The greatest experience of my career was playing the Olympic Games for Canada,” Nash noted in his speech at the 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech.
Steve Nash also recalled how his early mentors back home pushed him and helped him fall in love with basketball, which wasn’t his first (or second) option as a young energetic kid from British Columbia.
“I started playing this game when I was 13 years old. I went to a new school [Arbutus Junior High] and met a group of guys who, for some reason, played basketball. I played soccer and hockey. This was a new game to me. I played on our eighth-grade team and we were overconfident and cocky and formed a bond that was unbelievable. That love and passion for the game [from that time] is the thread of everything I have accomplished.” added Steve Nash.
The 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee put Canada on the map so its just fitting that the icon will be leading the Class of 2020 which includes 681 different personalities from numerous sports. Steve Nash and the rest of the Class of 2020 would have to wait though until next year as the induction ceremony in Calgary has been moved to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.