Oklahoma City Thunder teenager Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is ready to steer the group into the subsequent period on the court docket and is modeling his sport after a Corridor of Fame level guard.
Alexander, who made the All-NBA Rookie Workforce in 2019 as a 20-year-old with the Los Angeles Clippers, was featured in a latest profile in GQ Journal. At one level within the function, Alexander began speaking basketball with artwork vendor Eric Allouche.
Allouche tries to get to know Alexander a bit extra and asks the budding Thunder star what place he performs.
“Nicely, I’m the Black Steve Nash,” Alexander replied.
He isn’t precisely at Nash’s degree simply but.
Alexander is getting into his fourth season within the NBA and his third in Oklahoma Metropolis. The workforce acquired him in a large commerce with the Clippers that despatched Paul George west. He is among the vivid younger stars within the league that may quickly be making a big impression within the sport.
In 197 profession video games, he‘s averaging 16.3 factors and three.8 assists in about 30.9 minutes per sport.
In Nash’s first three seasons within the NBA, the Canadian level guard was averaging solely 6.7 factors and three.4 assists per sport. He had solely performed in 181 video games in that span.