Weekly Portland Trail Blazers player spotlight – Week 6

LaMarcus Aldridge

NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 6, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks, LA averaged 26.3 points and 12.8 rebounds while shooting 55.8 percent. Aldridge is finding success because of Terry Stotts’ system and Robin Lopez’s presence, and he’s an MVP candidate because of it.

Shaq Still Salty About Nash’s Back To Back NBA MVP Awards

Steve Nash

What a week for Shaquille O’Neal. He’s basically saying our Victoria BC boy Steve Nash doesn’t deserve two NBA MVP awards. In 2004-05, Nash took a 29 win team from the season before, and with a majority of the same key players as the year prior (minus Stephon Marbury), turned that squad into a 62 win team and the best regular season record in the NBA. Nash’s second MVP came as a bigger surprise to many around the league.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current NBA basketball player Steve Nash from Victoria, British Columbia. Matt Larkin points out the Phoenix Suns point guard is a sure fire hall of famer! In addition to the two MVPs, Nash is a seven-time All-Star; he’s first all-time in NBA free-throw percentage; he’s ninth in assists per game and a five-time assist champion…

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