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Steve Nash called into the Dan Patrick show on Wednesday morning and discussed several topics with Patrick, despite being asked several hard questions about himself and the team.

  • About halfway through the interview, Patrick asked Nash whether he thought the Suns were better under Mike D’Antoni’s run-and-gun system as opposed to Terry Porter’s system.  Right after the question was asked, Nash’s phone conveniently started breaking up and the connection was lost.  That got a big laugh out of the radio show team and they wondered whether athletes had a “static button” on their phones that they could push when they were asked difficult questions.  Nash did end up calling back a minute later and resumed his answer.
  • Nash was asked how often he would guard LeBron James when the Suns met up with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.  He responded: “Hopefully, I’ll defend him a lot.  I’m a LeBron stopper.  That’s my speciality.”
  • Patrick asked Nash about how he deals with trade rumors on the team.  Nash commented that it was just part of the business.  With the way the economy and budgets are this season, he wasn’t sure whether a trade would be made or not.  He also noted that despite saying (and knowing) that trades are part of the business, it is still hard when a friend on the term gets traded.
  • As a last question, Dan Patrick asked Nash whether he was going to buy a soccer team when he retired.  Nash responded that he didn’t have enough money and would have to play until he was 92 to get enough money.  Patrick quickly suggested that he pool his funds with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant (who apparantly likes soccer).

You can listen to Steve Nash segment on the Dan Patrick show in its entirety at Patrick’s web site.

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