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Nash named Canada's athlete of the year

Nash named Canada's athlete of the year

Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, the NBA MVP for the last two seasons, was honored as Canada's male athlete of the year on Tuesday.
He received The Lionel Conacher Award as the top vote-getter in a survey by The Canadian Press and Broadcast News. Nash beat out fellow MVPs Justin Morneau of baseball's Minnesota Twins and Joe Thornton of ice hockey's San Jose Sharks in balloting of sports editors and broadcasters across Canada.
"It's incredible, I suppose," Nash said. "Somehow I believe though that they just pulled my name from a hat because there's no way I'm more deserving than those guys. I imagine it was just the luck of the draw."
Nash, who is from Victoria, British Columbia, also won this award in 2002 and 2005.


Updated : 2021-06-17 10:38 GMT+08:00