PHOENIX SUNS' STEVE NASH NAMED TO 8TH NBA ALL-STAR GAME | Canada Basketball

PHOENIX SUNS' STEVE NASH NAMED TO 8TH NBA ALL-STAR GAME

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A year ago, Western Conference coaches passed on Steve Nash in the All-Star voting when he was playing for a sub-.500 Suns team but was leading the NBA in assists and shooting better than any NBA guard. 

This year, the same formula made Nash an All-Star for the eighth time in his career.

Nash, 38, will become the oldest point guard to play in the NBA All-Star Game after being named a reserve for the Feb.26 game in Orlando.

"I had one scholarship offer and had a lot of ups and downs in the league," Nash said before the reserves were announced Thursday. "So I never want, at any stage of my career, to be unappreciative of the All-Star Game. In some ways, I'd probably appreciate it a lot more now, just knowing the stage of my career that I'm at and how I've worked to continue to play. I would definitely enjoy it."

To read the entire article by Paul Coro from The Arizona Republic press here