Oklahoma City Thunder teen Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is about to steer the group into the subsequent interval on the courtroom and is modeling his recreation after a Hall of Fame diploma guard.

Alexander, who made the All-NBA Rookie Team in 2019 as a 20-year-old with the Los Angeles Clippers, was featured in a gift profile in GQ Magazine. At one diploma in the carry out, Alexander began speaking basketball with work vendor Eric Allouche.

Allouche tries to get to know Alexander a bit further and asks the budding Thunder star what place he performs.

“Well, I’m the Black Steve Nash,” Alexander replied.

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He isn’t precisely at Nash’s diploma merely nevertheless.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dribbles the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) plays defense in the second half at Target Center.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dribbles the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves ahead Anthony Edwards (1) performs security in the second half at Target Center.
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Alexander is shifting into his fourth season in the NBA and his third in Oklahoma City. The staff acquired him in an enormous commerce with the Clippers that despatched Paul George west. He is one among the good youthful stars in the league which can quickly be making an enormous impression in the sport.

In 197 occupation video video video games, he‘s averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 assists in about 30.9 minutes per game.

In Nash’s first three seasons in the NBA, the Canadian diploma guard was averaging solely 6.7 elements and three.4 assists per recreation. He had solely carried out in 181 video video video games in that span.