for W3c validation
Yes, Nash is the best player in the NBA. Note I didn’t say “most talented.” I’m watching the Lakers-Suns game on ABC right now and Steve Nash is simply amazing. 15 assists at halftime. No question about it — if I had to pick 1 player to have on my team, it would be Nash. He gets the whole team involved and working together. Kobe is not a team player. Even Jordan never won anything until he finally realized he needs his teammates to win games. No one wants to stand around and watch one player take all the shots. I’ve played with self-centered ball-hogs who shoot every time down the court — it eventually gets to the point where I don’t even want to be on the court, regardless of whether we are winning or not. Maybe I’m just different from everyone else in the fact that if I’m part of a team, I want to contribute. I won’t be happy if I’m not — I don’t think NBA players are any different. Nothing is fun if you’re not involved in the action.
I really don’t understand why players try to win games by themselves — it doesn’t work. Have you ever heard of a business with a superstar CEO succeeding without a supporting cast? No. Ever heard the term “You’re only as strong as your weakest link?” Nash makes everyone better, which is what real superstars do. Sorry Kobe, Labron, D Wade.