Sun de Triomphe: Steve Nash, Napoleon and Repeating History

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Sun de Triomphe: Steve Nash, Napoleon and Repeating History

A study of the great figures throughout history will reveal a few common central characteristics binding them through the centuries and continents. 

They all possess extraordinary talent that often touches on supernatural, an unflinching vision and a unmatched determination to succeed.

Within that context, no one can argue the greatness of Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash.  Throughout his 15-year NBA career, he's exhibited the above qualities in droves and cemented his place as an all-time great.

When searching for historical parallels to his career, one name quickly comes to mind: Napoleon Bonaparte.  Yes, really.

The character traits of greatness are far from the only similarities between the two.  Their careers have shared a common course that on first glance seems random but upon further inspection gets downright eerie.

Let's take a look how the intersection of sneakers and sabres has come to be.

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