Steve Nash officially announced his retirement today, using Derek Jeter’s Players Tribune as the platform.
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) March 21, 2015
Nash wrote an amazing a heartfelt piece detailing his entire journey, but ended with this.
I will likely never play basketball again. It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else. This letter is for anyone who’s taken note of my career. At the heart of this letter, I’m speaking to kids everywhere who have no idea what the future holds or how to take charge of their place in it. When I think of my career, I can’t help but think of the kid with his ball, falling in love. That’s still what I identify with and did so throughout my entire story.
Lastly, Lola, Bella and Matteo, you’re the center of my universe. All my focus and energy is here for you guys and moving forward, I couldn’t think of anything more exciting or rewarding.
Nash, a likely Hall of Famer — won two MVP awards in 18 seasons and is 3rd all-time in assists.