Suns Nash Named NBA All-Star

  • 2012/02/11(土) 10:56:52

Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash continues to be named a 2012 Western Conference All-Star reserve, the National basketball association introduced today.

Nash garners his eighth career All-Star jerk overall (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010), his sixth selection like a reserve, and the franchise-record tying sixth berth as part of solar. Nash presently has equaled Ring of Recognition member Walter Davis which are more All-Star looks like a Sun in franchise history.

"It’s a pleasure and recognition to become recognized," Nash stated. "So when you get the opportunity to see that, it’s something you need to enjoy and take full advantage of."

Nash, who switched 38 years of age on friday, becomes only the 4th player in National basketball association history to earn an exciting-Star selection at 38 or older, joining a Hall of Fame club which includes only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988), Jordan (2001, 2002) and Karl Malone (2001). Abdul-Jabbar made his final appearance in 1988 at 41 years old.

Now in the 16th National basketball association season, Nash is presently taking pleasure in the finest record season for any point guard 38 years old or older, calculating 15.1 points as well as an National basketball association-best 10. assists entering play tonight. Nash is on pace to guide the league in assist average in the sixth different season, second-most in National basketball association history (John Stockton-9). His assist average may be the greatest with a player his age in National basketball association history (prev. 8.7, Stockton, 2000-01). Nash’s scoring output may be the greatest with a player his age because the 2002-03 season by which both Jordan (20.) and Malone (20.6) averaged much better than 20 points.

Nash is the owner of the sixth-greatest area goal percentage within the National basketball association this year (.559), greatest of all National basketball association pads, and territory that couple of pads in league history have touched. Only 10 pads have shot much better than 55 percent in the floor in National basketball association background and none has been doing so after age 30. The final point guard to do this overall was Stockton later-88 as he was 25. Nash can also be hooking up on 45.five percent of his three-point attempts, tenth-very best in the National basketball association, and also the second-greatest mark of his career (.470, 2007-08).

On February. 1, Nash grew to become the Suns’ all-time leader in assists, passing Ring of Recognition member Kevin Manley. Manley had held the record since April 2, 1993.

Suns fans, Bring Your Game Face! Solar host the Houston Rockets tonight, Thursday, February. 9, at US Airways Center, with tip-off looking for 7 p.m. Single game tickets continue to be available and may be bought at Suns.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.

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