Last night Steve Nash entered his name among the legends of sports. We all remember Willis Reed playing on a broken leg. Curt Schilling pitching with blood filling his socks. Tiger Woods winning the US Open on a busted leg. Now we remember Steve Nash eliminating the San Antonio Spurs with one eye.
Nash was busted open above his right eye, requiring 6 stitches to close the wound. This would put most players on the bench, or in the ER for the remainder of the game. Not Captain Canada. Not only did he come back, but he had 10 points and 6 assists in the 4th quarter to propel the Suns to the series sweep, and in to the Western Conference Finals.
After the game he was quoted as saying that he couldn’t see a thing. Vision is, of course, a requirement in pro sports but especially so for the point guard. The guy with the ball in his hands more than half the time. The guy setting up every play and finding the open man. Unbelievable.
He’s won back-to-back MVP Awards, but this might be the defining moment in Nash’s career. That is until, he finally wins a championship.