Greatest Home Returns In NBA History
2 – Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (1996-1998, 2004-2012)
Steve Nash was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 1996 and spent two irrelevant seasons that led to himself becoming a part of a multiplayer deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Nash did not breakout in his first 2 seasons in Dallas either but the 2000-2001 campaign featured a rejuvenated Nash thanks to a good partnership with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley along with trust of Don Nelson. The Canadian point guard enjoyed competitive and successful seasons as a Maverick but in the summer of 2004, he packed his bags back to Phoenix via free agency. Steve returned to the desert a completely different player from the one with the odd hair style. The new Steve Nash still had something going on with his hair but the biggest difference was in his vastly improved game. He brought a whole new level of excitement to the city as the Suns became one of the league’s most exciting teams. Nash won back-to-back MVP awards as he led the small-ball attack of Phoenix which was put into fashion during those years. Despite lacking a championship, the impact of Nash’s return was not limited to the team and city but also to the rest of the basketball world.
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