Over the course of the Brooklyn Nets’ season so far, Kyrie Irving has missed time for personal reasons, James Harden has picked up a hamstring injury (and only joined after the quarter-mark of the season), while Kevin Durant has missed significant time.
Watching Steve Nash patrol the sidelines and manage the team through all the chaos, it’s hard not to picture him on the court itself, orchestrating the action as he did over the course of his sparkling 18-year-career.
He hasn’t had to consider it, since the Nets have been so good they’re flirting with the top of the Eastern Conference, but the point here is that the former two-time MVP still looks in great shape and not anywhere near his age.
“Cutting out sugar from my diet was so crucial for me,” Nash tells Complex Canada about why he was not only able to extend the prime of his career but continue to reap health benefits. “I think that was a turning point for me and I think a lot of the league began to do the same. I was fortunate to have some of the best trainers and coaches to educate me on what I was putting in my body and how it was affecting my health.”
A crucial addition to his healthy living regime has been BioSteel’s zero-sugar sports drink, which has built a significant edge in the market due to the fact other sports drinks are packed full of sugar. BioSteel announced a multi-year partnership with the Canadian sports icon, one that came organically due to Nash’s continued commitment to fitness.
“When I was coming out of Canada as a high schooler there wasn’t as strong of a basketball program as there is now…. There is a ton of great basketball talent coming out of Canada.”
Giving BioSteel a shot and getting to a point where he was ready to cut sugar out did need a bit of a crossroads moment, as Nash dealt with pain early in his career and in Phoenix days, where he led the team to some of their best years and helped build the legacy of what is now known as the ‘Seven Seconds or Less’ Suns. He worked with trainers to overhaul his diet and nutrition and only became interested in “healthy fuel” for his body.
“I wish I had done it earlier, but I believe it had a factor in extending my career,” Nash says. “BioSteel is by far the best sports hydration product out there for pro athletes and consumers alike. It offers a clean, healthy hydration option that other products can’t compare to.”
Those extended playing days have helped Nash receive many accolades over the years, including an induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, and he most recently became the first-ever Canadian elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame. During his international playing days, Nash’s most famous accomplishment came when he helped lead Canada to the Sydney Olympics in 2000, where they topped a group that included Spain before falling…