Steve Nash’s season may be finished, but his documentary series with Grantland rolls on. In this latest installment, Nash has the chance to sit down to dinner with former teammate Dirk Nowitzki on a Mavs swing through Los Angeles. It’s a ritual of sorts; Nash and Nowitzki are old friends from their earliest days together in Dallas, when Nash was an in-over-his-head point guard prospect and Nowitzki a lottery pick in a new land. Their dinners are an extension of a friendship forged through countless games of one-on-one, a beautiful pick-and-roll partnership and the bunkering of two young players facing waves of criticism.
Kentucky freshman guard James Young declared for the NBA draft at a press conference on Thursday.
“My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young said, according to WTVQ. “I’ve learned more this year, on and off the court, about life from [coach John Calipari] and the staff and appreciate all of their guidance and support. I can’t say enough about my teammates. The journey helped us build a bond that we will always share for the rest of our lives.”