Nash To Retire To Run For Office? Couldn't Be ... Right?

Did anyone see this from the Phoenix New Times?

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It’s a story that says Suns star guard and human rights advocate Steve Nash is retiring on Nov. 15 to pursue a career in politics in his native country, Canada.

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(UPDATE: Fake story. The Suns refuted it and called it humorous. November Fools ...)

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Really? I mean, the Suns aren’t off to a great start, but they have a tough early schedule, and Nash doesn’t strike me as the type that would abandon his team so soon. Then again, I only moved here earlier this year and am not so familiar with Nash.

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Stay tuned, I guess. Quite a scoop for the New Times if it proves to be true. Then again, if not, how many folks will call out the publication for being incorrect?

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[Note by Seth Pollack, 11/03/10 10:17 PM MST ]

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Nash said he heard about this during the game tonight.

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"I don't know what to say about that," Nash said in the locker room after tonight's Suns' loss.

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Asked if he did have political aspirations at some point, Nash quipped, "Obviously, I'll be Prime Minister one day, but I was going to wait until after I finish playing basketball."

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Not technically a full denial if you are the type to read into such things. 

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