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Steve Nash is getting a basketball court named after him in Vancouver

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Rob Williams Sep 26, 2018 1:10 pm 1,008

He’s the greatest Canadian basketball player of all-time.

Steve Nash was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame earlier this month, and this weekend he will be honoured in his home province.

The ‘Steve Nash Family Court’ will be unveiled at the PNE in Vancouver on Saturday, as a refurbished basketball court gets named in his honour.

Nash will be in attendance for the unveiling, as will fellow Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson, and PNE president and CEO Shelley Frost.

Following the announcement, 30 students will take to the court for a basketball clinic.

Later in the day, the Toronto Raptors and Portland Trailblazers will play a preseason game in front of a sold out crowd at Rogers Arena as part of the 2018 NBA Canada Series.

It’s been a busy week for local basketball news, as the Toronto Raptors are currently holding training camp at Fortius in Burnaby. The NBA is also holding a free event on Friday and Saturday, featuring appearances by players and the Larry O’Brien championship trophy.

Then, on Sunday, Finding Big Country debuts at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.
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