Steve Nash Turns the NBA Green

by April 02, 2009

The Suns’ floor general spearheads the L’s enviro-friendly initiative: ‘”I think it’s great that we’re taking the first steps to changing the culture and to moving in the right direction,’ he said. Teams will be outfitted with shooting shirts made of 100 percent organic cotton and take part in community events such as tree plantings and recycling drives. Autographed Spalding basketballs, made from 40 percent recycled materials, will be auctioned on, with proceeds benefiting the Natural Resources Defense Council. The league will launch a Web site ( that will offer greening tips, including some its own teams are already using to modify their arenas to minimize energy consumption.”