The Suns' 38-year-old playmaker continues to defy the calendar, and if he is selected to his eighth All-Star Game when the NBA announces reserves Thursday, he would be among the oldest players named to the mid-season feature.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an All-Star at 41. Michael Jordan played in an All-Star Game eight days before his 40th birthday. Karl Malone was 38 when he was named to the 2002 game, although he didn't play.
With two NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and arguably the best all-around shooting statistics in the history of the league -- more on that later -- Nash qualifies.
But unlike the players mentioned above, Nash's numbers are even better over the second half of his career than the first half.
An All-Star in 2012?
There was little doubt that Nash belongs with the Western Conference team for the Feb. 26 game in Orlando even before that game-winning shot Tuesday night in Milwaukee while playing a fourth game in five nights across several time zones.
"He kind of toyed with us, but he does that to a lot of people," Bucks coach Scott Skiles told reporters after the game.
Skiles once argued as a Suns assistant coach that the Suns should trade Jason Kidd and hold on to Nash rather than the other way around.
Of course, the Suns' 11-14 record doesn't help Nash's case.