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Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria

While Steve Nash missing a Suns practice would raise a few eyebrows (even an involuntary one during the offseason), the point guard most definitely had a good excuse Friday.

The two-time NBA MVP was in British Columbia to accept an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria during a special convocation ceremony.

“I’m so honored to be receiving this degree from the University of Victoria,” said Nash recently, who was raised in Victoria. “From watching (former Vikes basketball star) Eli Pasquale play, to learning from coaching greats like Kathy and Ken Shields, to shagging soccer balls for my sister and her teammates, UVic has played a big role in who I am as an athlete. More than that though, growing up in a university town gave me access to a whole new realm of experience that enriched and broadened my view.”

To watch the ceremony, CLICK HERE.

To see photos from the ceremony, CLICK HERE.