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Suns' Nash Continues to Defy Age

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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.

A legend?

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...

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