But achieving counterculture currency isn't what Nash had in mind all those mornings when he shot free throws in the rain or all those nights when he asked the Santa Clara team manager to open up the gym. "Most guys somewhere along the line will meet an obstacle they aren't willing to clear," he says, "whether it's shooting or dribbling or something off the court, like girls or partying. They will not keep on going. I kept on going."
The Steve drive. That's really how the Canadian Kid became America's Point Guard.