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May 06, 2005

Steve Nash is the MVP: He's only the third point guard in 40 years to win the award.

posted by dusted to basketball at 04:04 PM - 14 comments

And Rick Nash could be the MVP of the World Championship of hockey. Weird. If it happens, they'll have to fight to the death. I mean, in a perfect world they would, anyway. It would be Pay-per-view. 3-1 odds on Rick.

posted by Samsonov14 at 04:24 PM on May 06

I'm sorry to all you Heat fans out there - or Sixer fans, Cavs fans, or Mavs fans - but as a fellow Canuck, this fucking rocks. Little Stevie Nash - NBA MVP. Too cool.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:25 PM on May 06

Stevies the first Canadian to win M.V.P.?Right. Who was first non American born to win M.V.P?

posted by HOE.O.K. at 05:10 PM on May 06

Olajuwon? I don't remember if he won it or not. If not him then Tim Duncan (Virgin Islands).

posted by mbd1 at 05:17 PM on May 06

Sensational news for Canadian b-ball fans. Looked likely the first half of the season, but then the Heat run made me think Shaq would get the award as an inevitability.

posted by the red terror at 05:39 PM on May 06

mbd1 that was my guess too.thanks

posted by HOE.O.K. at 06:00 PM on May 06

If not him then Tim Duncan (Virgin Islands). Yes, the Tim Duncan who plays for the U.S. National Team at the Olympics.....convenient, that. Erm, except for the ass-kicking they took. That is cool for Nash. They are already playing it up in Canada big-time, though I guess that's the point. Drive the audience ratings for Sunday afternoon.

posted by smithers at 06:00 PM on May 06

Yes, the Tim Duncan who plays for the U.S. National Team at the Olympics.....convenient, that. Erm, except for the ass-kicking they took. That is cool for Nash. They are already playing it up in Canada big-time, though I guess that's the point. Drive the audience ratings for Sunday afternoon.Whats the point Smithers? Drive the audience ratings for Sunday afternoon?Nash: Yeah good for Canada but better for PHX.So it was Timmy who got it first for the world huh,you could argue for Nash though, being Tim does play for good old U.S.A. P.S. Fuck Bush

posted by HOE.O.K. at 06:36 PM on May 06

Stevies the first Canadian to win M.V.P.? Right. But you do know Nash was actually born in South Africa? Right.

posted by graymatters at 11:03 AM on May 07

Bah. He's Canadian. Ask him.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:17 AM on May 07

But you do know Nash was actually born in South Africa? Right. In Canada, birthplace is irrelevant. I know more proud Canadians born outside of Canada than I know Canadians born in Canada. This is good. May is when I expect a number of Canadian athletes to shine and... well, that's been mostly not possible this year (FUCKING NHL/NHLPA), so this comes as a welcome surprise. Too bad the Raptors still suck.

posted by mkn at 12:28 AM on May 08

In Canada, birthplace is irrelevant. I know more proud Canadians born outside of Canada than I know Canadians born in Canada. Unless you do something REALLY bad. It's amazing how quickly the press turned "Canadian" Ben Johnson into "Jamaican-born, moved to Canada" Ben Johnson after the positive drug test...

posted by grum@work at 06:30 PM on May 08

Since it hasn't been posted yet, Dan the Bastard wrote in the Miami Herald that this vote may have had a lot to do with race, as "the little white guy beat the big black guy for MVP"...

posted by bcb2k2 at 08:16 AM on May 10

bcb2k2, you are misquoting le Batard. He just asked the question if race had anything to do with it. He said that players like Nash (small, no-defense) don't usually win MVPs, which is the only reason why he was asking. He also said he understood why people voted for Nash though he (writer for Miami Herald) would not have.

posted by bperk at 09:55 AM on May 10

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