While the NBA is caught up in the Finals and free agency, Steve Nash will be working with CBSSports.com for the 2010 World Cup .
I was first informed of this by Santiago when he noticed Nash was a trending topic on Yahoo. What's interesting about this is how Phoenix Suns fans are all sweating out the summer, waiting on news about next season's rotation.
In one sense, Steve's literally returning to his roots. Born in South Africa, his presence in the country is almost fitting. He's also returning to his roots where sports are concerned. These worldly qualities about Nash have made him an international sensation, for sure, and they've also caused some Americans to appreciate him as someone who is cultured and multi-faceted.
Some have argued that his court vision, footwork, and leadership all come from the soccer field. All of us Phoenix fans should be proud of his connection to the game of real football.
But, and you should have known one was coming, I'm a little disappointed that Steve's able to move on so quickly from the conference finals.
I'd much rather him be wallowing around depressed, looking at film, photographs, and schematics, while thinking of ways to best the Lakers, and every other team, next season.
As happy as I am that he'll be enjoying the World Cup and making videos, another one of his endearing qualities, I'd like it even more if Steve was in the Finals showing Rondo what a point guard looks like when he's not a one-hit wonder. That is, by the way, exactly what Rondo is. I'm only saying that to give the Celtics some motivation to use against the Lakers, we need a competitive championship round. Okay, you caught me, I have no respect for Rondo's game, it's a fluke to me.
So, Nash is heading to Africa to make videos and enjoy the games while his loyal fans are left writing and dreaming about what could have been. To a Suns fan, this makes sense. Perhaps he'll also cover his own defensive training camp during the summer? Maybe his salary negotiations to bring LeBron, D-Wade, Dirk, David Lee, and Stoudemire all to Phoenix to win ten championships?
Frankly, I won't be surprised by anything that Nash does. He's so good he made Ron Artest a weapon!