A few weeks ago I wrote an article detailing Steve Nash’s career as he enters his 19th season, and I talked about how everyone was hoping Nash would be able to stay healthy. Unfortunately that was not the case, as Nash is out for the year with yet another back injury. However, the topic of discussion is about his recreational activities off the court.
Recently, Nash posted a video on Instagram of him hitting a golf ball at a driving range, which fans in today’s society took no time in criticizing and taking exception to. In response, Nash posted a lengthy letter on Facebook detailing the extent of his injury and the integrity he tries to play with.
In the letter Nash said, “There is an incredible difference between this game and swinging a golf club, hiking, even hitting a tennis ball or playing basketball at the park. Once you’re asked to accelerate and decelerate with Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving it is a completely different demand.”
It’s amazing how some fans are so naïve and stubborn that they cannot see the difference of being able to handle the fast-paced environment of professional basketball and going to the driving range. There are many of us who can easily hit a golf ball without any pain, but 5 minutes on the treadmill causes us all sorts of knee pains. But when it comes to the success of your favorite team, all logical thinking seems to go right out the window. This is just a situation where Nash appears to feel very sad and misunderstood about his actions off the court, and just wants to get some things off his chest. Overall, Nash is a class act and that is the way he will be remembered with his numerous contributions to the NBA over his career.