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Steve Nash has an angry side

Dec 30, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

Steve Nash

Maybe it’s that stable Canadian upbringing, but Steve Nash is one of the most even-tempered guys in the league.

Which is why when he loses it, you take notice.

The Suns were not getting the breaks or calls late in Wednesday night’s loss to the Sixers — and that was a fourth straight loss for the Suns, so frustration is mounting — when there was a disputed out of bounds call. Nash was sure it was the Suns ball, but the refs gave it to the Sixers.

Nash picked up a rare technical arguing. He kept going like he wanted a second and then, according to FanHouse and others he turned to coach Alvin Gentry and said this about the refs:

“I’m going to f*****g punch one of these motherf*****s in the face.”

Wow.

I really think that this speaks more to Nash’s frustration with the season boiling up in one moment then it does this one call in this one game. And if anyone has a right to be frustrated it is Nash, although when he signed his last deal with the Suns he had to have an idea the team was headed more in this direction than up.

  1. amitko - Dec 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Hello Kurt !
    I think he was just mad like quite a few players around the league get every day.There ain’t much else to it.
    I don’t think anyone, including the experts, could have predicted the kind of situation Nash finds himself in right now.He has largely been loyal in a way very few other NBA players are.So , if you are suggesting he had this coming,it is a bit disrespectful.If not, then I apologize.

    An aside – “looses” should actually be “loses”

    • downtowndanny - Dec 31, 2010 at 1:51 AM

      nice grammatical catch, there’s way too much of that these days..

    • WhiteWitRhythm - Dec 31, 2010 at 6:15 PM

      Steve Nash is a saint (for many reasons) but he is only human. He does great things personally and professionally every day of his life. Everyone makes mistakes and I don’t mind a pro basketball player who curses now and then. Try playing any kind of competitive sport and not letting some profanities out in a moment of frustration. Not that easy.
      @ amitko.

  2. downtowndanny - Dec 31, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    umm, dude will be playing in New York very soon, he already lives there and has a friend or two on the Knicks as is. Besides those tea bagger/ militia nutbags in Phoenix might decide that Canada needs a fence next… Run Forest Run!

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