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Steve Nash: Point Geezer..

Now, I'm not normally one to pay attention to box scores or stats, basically because I don't believe they tell anything except a crude indication of how someone played, and sometimes they don't do even that.   But, on occasion, I get sentimental, and these stats are useful to mark career milestones of interest, and even importance. 

So, with that said, it should be noted (courtesy of ESPN.com) that Steve Nash, with 750 assists this season, has blown past John Stockton's record of 713 assists in a season (2000-2001), for a player over the age of 35. And he still has 14 games to go until the end of the season. 

Of course, it goes without saying that Steve is leading the league in assists, and more importantly he's leading the most efficient offense in the NBA, as he has for the last 10 or so years, by some margin (the difference in offensive efficiency, according to Hollinger, is greater between the Suns, and the #2 team Nuggets, than it is between the Nuggets and the #10 Spurs)

If Steve has a lasting legacy, it might be the inspiration to players like Kobe and LeBron, that if they take care of themselves, and adopt a more skillful and cerebral game, they can have a long career, playing at the highest level.

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