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Tributes from other players pour in as Steve Nash announces retirement

Los Angeles Lakers' Nash is interviewed before head coach D'Antoni makes his debut as Lakers' new coach in NBA basketball game against Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Lakers’ Steve Nash is interviewed before head coach Mike D’Antoni makes his debut as the Lakers’ new coach in a NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)


You’d by hard-pressed to find a player more respected and better liked than Steve Nash.

Meaning it was not a surprise that in the hours after he announced he was retiring from the NBA the tributes poured in from other players past and present.

And it wasn’t just athletes, the Canadian Prime Minister got in on the act.