After 19 years in the NBA, former Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash has decided to call it a career.
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) March 21, 2015
What will Nash’s NBA legacy be? Here’s all you need to know, crammed into two tweets.
Steve Nash is the only player under 6-foot-6 to win multiple MVP awards in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/IRbFQLc1Ui
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 21, 2015
Steve Nash won back-to-back MVP awards. Only one player has achieved that since, LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/slqypyWt92
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 21, 2015
Nash will also be remembered as the greatest Canadian to play the game.
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) March 21, 2015
— Anthony Bennett (@AnthonyBennett) March 21, 2015
Following his announcement, Nash received plenty of accolades from former Suns teammates.
— Amar'e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) March 21, 2015
Congrats @SteveNash for all you've done for the game of bball..It was worth fighting to resume my career to have the chance to play with you
— grant hill (@realgranthill33) March 21, 2015
To my friend and former teammate @SteveNash, enjoy retirement you've had an unbelievable career.
— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) March 21, 2015
— Boris Diaw (@theborisdiaw) March 21, 2015
— jarron collins (@jarronctwin) March 21, 2015
— Goran Dragic (@Goran_Dragic) March 21, 2015
Nash has also earned a great deal of respect from former opponents.
S/o to @SteveNash hanging it up for good! Inspired me to play the way I do and paved the way. Congrats on all your success and enjoy life!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 21, 2015
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) March 21, 2015
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) March 21, 2015
Congrats @SteveNash! Incredible career. One of the best to ever play the Point Guard position! Enjoy your retirement my man! Next stop HOF!
— Mark Jackson (@MarkJackson13) March 21, 2015
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) March 21, 2015
And the respect Nash has earned has gone beyond the NBA world.
Amazing player you were @SteveNash
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 21, 2015
What a career for @SteveNash what a legendary dude
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) March 21, 2015