Wednesday , Oct , 31 , 2007 Oly Sandor

How Steve Nash Is Living: Supporting Tottenham Hotspurs, Combining ‘Footie’ With Charity, & Chilling With Ronaldinho

Nash is a soccer fiend. ‘Footie’ was his first love and he dreamed of playing for the Tottenham Hotspurs in the English Premier League. Twenty years later, the Canadian is shooting down rumors he’ll buy his favorite club …

Throughout the 2007-08 season, HoopsVibe The Blog will give readers a glimpse into the lives of NBA stars. How I’m Living isn’t about exposing or embarrassing anyone; in fact, our goal is to highlight a player’s lifestyle away from the hardwood.

Out last edition looked at Baron Davis west coast riding. Today, we’re heading north to Vancouver, Canada and examining the life of two-time MVP Steve Nash.

Steve Nash (12th season, Phoenix Suns)

Day Job: Nash is the world’s best point guard, the little engine that makes Phoenix’s run-and-gun system go, and the NBA player most responsible for bringing back fast-break, team basketball. This year, entertaining the masses won’t be enough-the Suns must break through in the playoffs and win the Western Conference.

How I’m Living Skill: Nash is a soccer fiend. ‘Footie’ was his first love and as a child he dreamed of playing for the Tottenham Hotspurs in the English Premier League. Twenty years later, as an NBA superstar, the Canadian is shooting down rumors he’ll buy his favorite club.

"I would love to own Spurs, but I don’t have a spare £300million in my back pocket, so it’s not going to happen," Nash told the New York Times.

"I am a lifelong fan of the club and it’s obviously extremely profitable and well run.

"When my career is over I would love to think there might be the chance of being involved with the club in some capacity.

Soccer sometimes collides with Nash’s other hobby-giving back. He’s always doing something to help others and the community around him. Two years ago, at his charity basketball game, the All-Star entertained fans with his foot skills.

And that same summer, he ran with the MLS’ New York Red Bulls and got love from the great Ronaldinho.

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