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May 07, 2006

Mark Cuban Knows Talent When He Sees It

The Gift from Dallas that keeps on giving:

"Steve's a leader," Suns owner Robert Sarver said. "He's the face of our team, he's the face of the organization. He's a role model for a lot of people, including me, who look up to him for his ability to constantly motivate the people around him with positive encouragement, even in the face of adversity and when things aren't going well."

Add Steve Nash's Name to this list of players to win back to back MVP's:

  • Tim Duncan
  • Michael Jordan
  • Magic Johnson
  • Larry Bird
  • Moses Malone
  • Kareem-Abdul Jabbar
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Bill Russell
  • **Karl Malone and Bob Pettit also won two awards, but not consecutive
"I guess part of me just tries to find the comedy in it," Nash said with his usual self-effacing humor. "It's thrilling and it's comedic and it's unbelievable. I just feel extremely honored to be recognized. I just love playing and I love working at it, trying to get better and challenging myself. I'm really lucky to have a place to do that in my life. I've come a long way, and I've enjoyed it."

"I have to pinch myself," Nash said. "I can't believe that I'm standing here today. I couldn't believe it last year, and to do it again is even more difficult to understand -- but I'm not going to give it back."

That is some company to be in. That is being mentioned in the same breath as Ruth, Mays, Cobb, etc., in baseball. It does not sink in until you put it in historical perspective. And just like RJ winning four consecutive Cy Youngs, we may not appreciate the greatness we have witnessed until well after it is gone.

And to think that he could have been receiving this award after Kobe and the Lakers stole our heart last night and won Game 7. Imagine Kobe pumping his fist after hitting the game winning shot like in Game 4. Visualize his smugness.

Notice that Kobe is not on that list above. And that makes it that much better. Lebron might be soon though.

Posted by Justin at May 7, 2006 03:48 PM

Comments

Stevie almost doubled the number of MVP points that Kobe received... lmao!

Posted by: Wil at May 8, 2006 07:35 PM

Why do the officialsalwaysintervien when theMavsare winning to slow theame. it seems obviuos,

Posted by: peterson at May 14, 2006 09:47 AM