Steve Nash reveals he was afraid of playing against Michael Jordan

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Steve Nash made an interesting statement regarding his feelings when he was facing the legendary Michael Jordan.

The NBA Hall of Famer, and one of the best players in league history, admitted he was scared of facing the superstar of the Chicago Bulls.

“We didn’t have so much access back then to every single thing on Instagram, or YouTube, let alone watching games live so MJ was must-see TV. He just had this charisma on top of all the gifts and skills and mentally, you know how great he is.

Playing against him, the one thing that I think he was unlike any other player I have played against is that there was a real fear playing against him. I’ve never seen the league be kinda fearful of a player or have that much reverence for a player,” Nash told Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes during his appearance on the All The Smoke podcast.