Well, all of you who know knew this was coming. It was inevitable, and I could not resist the urge. So, here we go again!
Steve Nash is overrated. Not only did he not deserve either MVP award, he also is not even in the top 10 PGs in the league. You may say, "Are you crazy? He leads the league in assists, he shoots over 50%, and he turned around the Suns and made them into a winning team now! How could you call him overrated?" Well here is your answer.
His stats are decieving because they are inflated by his team. I hate it that everyone says he makes the Suns better, when in fact it is the other way around. When Nash was on the Mavericks, he was never seen as a top PG in the league. He wasn't in the All Star game every year. He was only seen as good, but not great PG. When he was at Dallas he never averaged 9 assists per game ever. His FG % was in the 47%-48% range most of the years. His points were always around 15 ppg - 17ppg. Now that he is on the Suns, his assist sky rocketed to around 10-11 apg a year, his FG% is above 50%, and his points are above 18 ppg! Now, I don't think there would have been a single person who said the Suns had a better team than the Mavericks, so how did his stats get better after going to a worse team? The answer is simple if you have ever watched the Suns play a game. It is because the Suns run an fast break offense, where they are going to get lots of points and lots of assists, but they could care less about their defense. Which is why the Suns as a team are overrated as well. The players are going to score and get assists, especially the PG. Nash gets tons of wide open shots which inflates his FG% and points. His assists went up because he is on a higher scoring team that could care less about defense as long as they score lots of points. That's the statistically reason for why he is overrated.
I already know your next response, "Well he turned around the team, and the PG before him (Stephon Marbury) couldn't get it done!" Well, there is an explaination for that as well. The PG before him, "Starbury" could not get it done because he is a terrible PG. If you don't believe me look at the Knicks. The team turned around because they found a PG that could run their offense. He fits the system, but Im sure there are more PGs that could do just as good or better a job them him. There have been other players who joined a new team and turned them around, but never won an MVP for it. Here is an example: Jason Kidd joined the New Jersey Nets in the '01-'02 season. The previous season, '00-'01, the Nets went 26-56. The year Kidd joined the team they went 52-30! What is even better was, he took the Nets all the way to the NBA Finals! Nash has yet to get the Suns into the NBA Finals. But Jason Kidd didn't win the MVP. Why is that?
Nash does not deserve the MVP just for making his team better. He may be very valuable to his team, but there are other players who are more valuable to their team, but didn't win the award. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are just as much or even more valuable to their team then Nash. The MVP should be given to the player who had the best year. Which is a combination of stats and your team's success. So, because he got 2 undeserving MVPs and is seen as one of the best PGs (but he is not even in the top 10), then that means he is overrated. You can call me crazy or say I don't know what I'm talking about, but if you look at all the evidence I am right.