Steve Nash, Quantum Physicist
Is there anyone as mind-bogglingly, brain-stupefyingly amazing to watch as Steve Nash? As he proceeds downcourt, his perception of every possible permutation that the ball may take to get to the hoop is cranium-bendingly astonishing! Just as a quantum particle follows all possible paths to reach its destination, warping and arcing around and through obstacles, the ball is sent careening through and bouncing under and quantum tunneling between the arms, legs, and bodies of a myriad of kaleidoscopic defenders. With a deft flick of the wrist, Nash propels the ball in such a manner that teammates are pulled along in its wake and MUST dunk the ball before their fingers sizzle or shoot the three before the ball sends itself hurtling in a near-orbital trajectory through the net. Attempting to follow the movement of the basketball as Nash leads the break or the twelve seconds or less offense allows one to see the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle firsthand, the principle which states that the speed and spin of a particle cannot be determined at the same time as its location. All that can be known for sure is that the ball will leave Nash’s hand and slice, chop, and bend its way past several defenders to end up either JRich jammed or stupendously Stoudemire stuffed through the goal!