The Phoenix Suns were one of the best teams in the NBA several years back and leading the charge was Steve Nash. Nash was named the MVP twice during that reign and he gave the franchise some of its best years. However, Phoenix eventually became irrelevant, but Nash stayed on the team.
In recent years, Nash teamed up with Grant Hill and they formed a nice tandem. Although both players may be in the twilight of their careers, both had very productive seasons with the Suns last year.
Nash is now a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and he is hoping to win his first NBA title with this team. As for Grant Hill, he also decided to leave Phoenix for Los Angeles, but he will be suiting up for the Clippers.
Still, Hill does not approve of Nash’s trade to the Lakers, a division rival of the Suns.
“That’s like transferring from Duke and going to Carolina.”
Hill is obviously a former Duke Blue Devil and it seems as though he finds the Lakers-Suns rivalry on the same level as Duke and North Carolina one. Hill was a Duke legend and did some great things for that institution. He is a player that understands loyalty, but that doesn’t mean Nash doesn’t.
Steve Nash played his heart out on every given night and there was never a time when he complained about the team’s performance. Although the Suns had to fight just to make it to the playoffs, Nash kept a smile on his face. He never publicly criticized his teammates and there were never times when he clashed with the front office.
Grant Hill may have a gone a little overboard with this comment as the Suns owed this to Nash. Nash did everything he could for the Suns and it was only right that the franchise did something for the future Hall-of-Famer.
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