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Steve Nash: soccer supporter, awareness creator

Mar 16, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

Christy Clark, Steve Nash

If you’re like me, you simply cannot wait for Steve Nash to finish with this doggone basketball thingy.

I mean, he’s still got a little something on the hard court; I’m not saying he doesn’t.

It’s just that he’s such a soccer guy. He’s a member of the Whitecaps ownership group and typically quite generous in pushing media awareness for the Whitecaps and Major League Soccer. He’s a good guy (I got to know Steve just a bit when he played for the Mavericks and I wrote a snarky Page 2 column for the local paper) and he loves the beautiful game. So if he finally shakes this silly NBA distraction, he’s going to get seriously busy with soccer promotional pursuits, I would imagine.

The Phoenix Suns guard is also serious about his charitable endeavors. Tonight, for instance, Nash is sponsoring the Champagne Masquerade. From Nash’s Facebook page:

Sponsered by Moet & Chandon. This event will benefit the Steve Nash Foundation, which supports underprivileged children around the world. They have done projects in Africa, South America, China, and Canada. Steve recently partnered with Educare Arizona to open a school for at risk children in Phoenix. Learn more about the foundation at

And so you won’t question his soccer supporter chops:

  1. kgg6 - Mar 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Steve is a cool dude.

  2. thekingofnorway - Mar 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    I love him for the hilarious FIFA spots he’s done for EA Sports alone.

  3. Wolfgang Depner - Mar 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    The Nash family has more than one connection to the Whitecaps. Steve’s brother Martin played for the Whitecaps before they moved up into MLS for the Whitecaps. Solid player, excellent leadership out of the midfield, from where he captained the team. Steve has certainly done his part in promoting the team and the league. His involvement ups the prestige of the league and Nash has on occasion trained with the team. Next to Nowitzki, he is certainly my favourite player. If only the Grizzles had drafted him, when they were still in Vancouver…

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