Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.
He is an eight-time NBA All-Star and a two-time recipient of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
The 6 ft 3 in point guard has also led the league in assists five times.
After a successful high school basketball career in British Columbia, Nash earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California.
In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and he was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year.
Nash graduated from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists and was taken as the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.
He made minimal impact and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998.
By his third season with the Mavericks, he was voted to his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection.
Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season.
He became a free agent after the 2003–04 season and returned to the Phoenix Suns.