"You're talking Canada I can't understand" - Ali G.
I must admit that until last night, I was still in denial about Steve Nash being the NBA's MVP. I guess because I am a huge LeBron fan I got caught up in the hype of LeBron making it to the second round (and almost beating Detroit) that I bought into the idea that he should have won the MVP award over Nash. I should never have doubted Nash.
Last night (and in retrospect now that I take off my LeBron-colored shades...at least, temporarily) Steve Nash proved to me once and for all that he's the NBA MVP.
Unfortunately for Dirk, it wasn't all smiles with Nash last night. Did you see that shot he hit with Dirk all over him in the 4th quarter? Did you see the 3-pointer he hit with Dirk guarding him to keep his team close? Did you know that on the final play of the game he was supposed to get the ball but when he realized Dallas knew the play he was unselfish enough to let Boris Diaw take the shot to win the game?
Man, that was GREAT leadership. A lot of players would take that shot no matter what, especially the league's MVP. But Nash recognized Diaw was on fire last night (like 30+ points) and decided to show his teammate that he had the confidence in him to win the game. That's leadership. That's what the MVP should do.
Could you imagine Kobe doing that? (I know, I just couldn't make this post without mentioning Kobe) I don't think so.
Could you imagine Lebron doing that? Perhaps. But with everyone in the media saying Lebron can't hit a game winner or he's not clutch, perhaps even the young Magic Jordan aka King James aka Bron-Bron would actually take the shot just to show us all that he can hit that shot when he wants to (even with a suspect jumpshot).
Back to Nash though. This guy is humble while being an amazing point guard and player in general. He's a great leader, a great teammate, and one of the best 3 point guards in the NBA. Without Nash the Suns would probably be more like the Bucks. I know I'm late everybody, but last night I gained one helluva lot of respect for Steve Nash. I might even start rooting for the Suns to win this series. MIGHT!