Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  13 responses

Steve Nash: ‘I’d Love to Play Overseas’

Steve Nash and his very powerful agent (Bill Duffy) both claim that should playing for the Phoenix Suns not be an option next season, heading overseas during the lockout intrigues both of them quite a bit. From the Arizona Republic: “An inquiry into his interest found him dining with ex-Suns teammate Boris Diaw . . . in Paris. ‘I’d love to play overseas,’ Nash wrote. ‘It may be difficult with three kids but I’d love to do it.’ Besides Nash’s worldly nature and interest, what makes the possibility more intriguing is that Nash has a British passport. Players with passports or dual citizenship help European teams around the limit of two American players. ‘He’d be ready to roll,’ Nash’s agent, Bill Duffy, said. ‘I’ve talked to him about it in the past. He’s a worldwide traveler and maverick. He’s committed to playing for the Suns but it’s not up to him. If it looks like the season’s going to be shut down, everyone’s going to be looking for work.’ What might be more plausible for Nash is playing in China, where he has ties. Nash left Nike this year to endorse shoe company Lu You, although he can still wear Nikes in games. Nash’s agency has represented Yao Ming, who named a school he built in China after Nash. China’s season starts later, in January, allowing Nash and others to have a better feel for the lockout before leaping. Chinese teams would be more open to borrowing a player than European teams would.”

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  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Still can’t believe he is a two time MVP. BOOK IT!!!

  • SikhWitIt

    Wait, Canada’s not overseas?

  • Charles

    Buy a map sikh…

  • SikhWitIt

    It’s called satire Chuck.

  • Rainman

    The Seed: being the same Nash hater as always.

    Great player, should be given a chance to play for some great countries.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER


  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Zone defense and underage chicks… Nash is in.

  • cathy

    Steve Nash’s heart will make any team he’s on better…. Wonder if he could actaully be the answer to the lakers lack of a heart??

  • robb


  • Niio

    The Lakers need a young pg to D up the youngsters so they pick up… Steve Nash? Lol

  • http://ggfhh.com Jukai

    Allen reads way too much media take out

  • jimmer

    @ UNFROZEN: Both his parents are British. They emigrated to South Africa.

  • Justin

    Seed, that’s because you’re an idiot who can’t see the obvious