But he also happens to be one of the most contemplative and unusually outspoken athletes in America. Scribes and heads love that. See: Arenas, Gilbert.
In a talk with Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, Nash shows that side again discussing the potential implosion of the recently elite Suns.
Woj sets up Phoenix as a team on the brink of being disassembled, either over the next few weeks or this summer. He asks Nash if he sees this as a possibility.
Asked if he could imagine [Steve] Kerr liquidating the Suns and starting over again, Nash confessed. "I can imagine that," he said. "I don't think that's out of the realm of possibility. I would imagine that we'll be together, but if you look at it, it's 50-50. We could make a great run at this year, or they could find an opportunity to start afresh. We've got a lot of older guys in here."How sad is that? Teams that think it's 50-50 whether the team will get blown up don't typically make great runs. Confidence is a really fickle mistress, one susceptible to the slightest pushes and shoves. Such self-loathing as what the Suns are currently experiencing cannot be good for confidence, which might help explain the Boston-New York-Charlotte losing streak.
It seems unlikely that Steve Kerr and Robert Sarver would make any major decisions between now and the trade deadline. But then again, Kerr has shown a propensity toward aggressive action, and Sarver's backed him 100 percent. It will be an interesting few weeks, especially if the tale continues down this narrative.
(Speaking of contemplative, here's a quote from the league's preeminent philosopher, Amare Stoudemire: "When you're in the flow, everything flows." Preach, brother.)