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Steve Nash has an angry side

Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash reacts after getting called for a technical foul during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)


Maybe it’s that stable Canadian upbringing, but Steve Nash is one of the most even-tempered guys in the league.

Which is why when he loses it, you take notice.

The Suns were not getting the breaks or calls late in Wednesday night’s loss to the Sixers — and that was a fourth straight loss for the Suns, so frustration is mounting — when there was a disputed out of bounds call. Nash was sure it was the Suns ball, but the refs gave it to the Sixers.

Nash picked up a rare technical arguing. He kept going like he wanted a second and then, according to FanHouse and others he turned to coach Alvin Gentry and said this about the refs:

“I’m going to f*****g punch one of these motherf*****s in the face.”


I really think that this speaks more to Nash’s frustration with the season boiling up in one moment then it does this one call in this one game. And if anyone has a right to be frustrated it is Nash, although when he signed his last deal with the Suns he had to have an idea the team was headed more in this direction than up.