July 15, 2014

Over the Hill: The late career decline of Steve Nash, a review essay covering The Finish Line and 7 Seconds or Less. “If you ever see a child move,” [Nash] says in the first episode of the series, “they’re totally uninhibited. They just move freely, they don’t think about it, they’re not straining or protecting, they just are. You know, at my best, I am childlike out there.” It may be the most tragic line in the whole series; in capturing precisely what he once had, we also understand what he’s lost.

posted by rumple to basketball at 12:46 PM - 1 comment

I haven't read the whole piece yet, but if we're supposed to be sad for Nash I'm not feeling it. He's 40 and as recently as two seasons ago led the NBA in assists. His 10,335 assists are third all-time and most among active players. All good things must end.

posted by rcade at 02:22 PM on July 15, 2014

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