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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 11:45 am  |  13 responses

Steve Nash Finds it ‘Sweet’ that Dallas Mavericks Won NBA Title


Steve Nash’s time in Dallas didn’t end on the most positive of notes, but he was still very happy to see his friends Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd finally get over the NBA championship hump. From the Star-Telegram: “One of the more popular players in Mavs’ history, Nash cheered from afar as the Mavs beat Miami last June in six games to capture the franchise’s first NBA championship. Close friends with forward Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd, Nash now plays for the Phoenix Suns, but will always have fond memories of his days toiling for the Mavs. Nash describes what the Mavs were able to accomplish as ‘amazing,’ as he had fun watching them knock out the Heat. ‘To see Dirk and Jason win a title is exciting, one, but two, especially I think the both of them have been with this franchise a long time,’ Nash said. ‘Jason in two parts, and Dirk from Day One. To to see guys who mean a lot to the community and mean a lot to a franchise over the years kind of turn that corner and win a championship was, I don’t know if it’s justification or what you may call it. But it was kind of sweet and I’m just happy for those guys and happy for the city.’ Nash played for the Mavs from 1998-’04 until he left via free agency to sign with the Suns. He wanted to stay, but the Mavs weren’t willing to meet his contract demands, mainly because they thought he was on the downside of his career.

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  • Jay

    Classiest dude in the league.

  • AQWORD

    ^ WORD ^ Stevie s the man. I’m a SUNS fan but i know he deserves much better than Phoenix right now. Hope he gets it.

  • robb

    What if Lebron goes back to Cleveland and wins a chip there? would that be sweet or not?

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    ^^Not^^

  • robb

    Bittersweet then???

  • http://www.slamonline.com Tarzan Cooper

    I think it was sweet how finley got a title. His series against dallas in 06 was epic. Damn spurs shouldve won that year.

  • vtrobot

    Man, those Mavs/Kings games were fun back then.

  • Brahsef

    @Robb It’d be hilarious to watch all Clevefans reimbrace him. Cause you know theyd all get geeeked up on him again.

  • http://dsjfklfl.com Jukai

    Tarzan: Well the Spurs shoulda just had more refs working for the mob for them to win it, worked for them in the past.

  • robb

    Cleveland people are so desperate for some success they’d take Lebron back in no time.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    NASH IS SO OVERRATED, HE DOESN’T EVEN REALIZE ITS A DISS ON HIM. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://slam.online house

    @The Seed: you really do spout some ignorant ish don’t you.

  • starkpwnsyou

    cosign house.

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