Steve Nash: The Best Point Guard in the NBA

Danny LoPrestiContributor IMay 24, 2010

PHOENIX - MAY 23:  Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns stands on the court against the Los Angeles Lakers in the third quarter of Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Enough talk about Rajon Rondo being the best point guard in the NBA.

How could we have forgotten about the guy who won consecutive MVPs?

The same guy who led the Phoenix Suns to the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference this season.

The best point guard in the NBA right now has to be Steve Nash.

Rajon Rondo is playing with three potential Hall of Famer's in Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett.

There is no big three on the Phoenix Suns. There is no king or superman.

There's just a 6'3" Canadian soccer player who just might be the most dangerous point guard in the NBA.

Nash might not put up 30 points a game or make highlight reel dunks. But he has something that very few players have.

Court presence.

The court presence Steve Nash brings into each game every time he steps on the court is something you can't create a statistic for. Allow me to explain.

When Nash is dribbling up the court, the other team doesn't know what he's going to do with the ball. They don't know if he will run a pick and roll, make a no-look pass to a streaking teammate in the lane, or step back and shoot a three pointer.

We are talking about a point guard that can do it all. Where is Rondo's range on a jump shot? Somewhere around the free throw line ?

Nash can shoot anywhere on the court. He can do whatever he wants with the ball. The guy doesn't even need both eyes to be open when he's playing.

If you have watched any game with Nash controlling the ball, he literally dribbles around the defenders on the court. He does this until he decides to thread the needle with a pinpoint pass or make an easy layup. He might even give his teammates a breather and shoot a three-pointer or two.

The point is Steve Nash is the best all-around point guard in the NBA.

With his team down 2-0 to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, the former MVP rallied his teammates together to take a stand in the series, defeating the Lakers 118-109.

Amare' Stoudemire erupted with 42 points, matching his career playoff high.

While Nash only had 17 points, he dished out 15 assists in a must-win game against the number one seeded Lakers.

The Suns played with the toughness and intensity that is needed to play with the Lakers.

Can the best point guard in the league lead his team to come back from a 2-0 deficit?

If he continues to play his game and keep his teammates involved, who knows how far the Suns will go this postseason.