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Suns Players Try To Duplicate Nash’s Performance, Shoot With One Eye
The Phoenix Sun’s Steve Nash has had quite the career, winning two NBA MVP awards, three Lionel Conacher Awards (Canadian Male Athlete of the Year), and being named to seven NBA All-Star games. Heading into the post-season, there were only two things that have eluded the 36-year-old point guard: a series victory over the San Antonio Spurs and an NBA championship.
With his team up 3-0 in their second round series with the Spurs, Nash was eager to wrap thing up and was not about to let a swollen black eye prevent him from checking this accomplishment off his list. So with his team clinging to a one-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Nash took the court with a completely shut right eye and went 4-of-8 from the field, including a clutch pull-up three-pointer, and dished out five assists on route to a Game 4 victory and a series sweep of the Spurs.
So how difficult is it to do what Nash did and play with only one eye? With eye patches making their way around the Suns’ practice facility, some of the Phoenix players decided to give it a shot. Let’s just say that their loss of an eye made it easy to see how remarkable Nash’s performance really was.