This piece could have been written two days ago were it not for a blowout in Orlando that allowed DeMar DeRozan to sit out the remainder of the game on Monday night. Instead, he surpassed Nash on his first shot of the night in the same way he did Kevin McHale Sunday night.
Quite a week for the former Toronto Raptor as he not only passed McHale on Sunday, but hit the game winner in Dallas.
Coincidentally, DeRozan passed Nash last night while playing against his former team.
Nash, the back-to-back NBA MVP in 2005 and 2006 now serves as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. With Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving on his roster, he is poised to to take the team into a deep playoff run and give the best in the West a run for the title.
Steve never won an NBA title as a player, but he was acknowledged as an consultant to the 2017 and 2018 Championship Golden State Warriors. It is here that he most likely won over Kevin Durant who is now his star player.
In five seasons, Nash was the league’s assist leader. He was also a four-time member of the 50-40-90 club.
Nash anchored the Phoenix Suns team that led to some great Big 3-era rivalries.
Next up on the all-time list for DeMar is Earl Monroe with 17,454 points.
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