Steve Nash has made a career on the basketball court by throwing spectacular passes from his hands, but now he is hoping to shift some of that magic to his feet.
The 39-year-old point guard is going to have a tryout with Inter Milan, a professional soccer club in Italy’s Serie A. The workout with the club will take place on Tuesday, two days before Inter begins play in the United States for the Guinness International Champions Club tournament.
The tournament selects eight club teams from around the globe to compete for the championship, which will take place Aug. 7 in Miami.
“It’s a dream come true to get a chance to try out, not just to try out but to take the field with Inter Milan, one of the great, storied franchises in professional sports,” Nash said, according to The Associated Press. “I feel like a little kid.”
The two-time NBA MVP said his level of nervousness will certainly approach new heights when he takes the pitch.
“It’s going to be a lot higher than it is playing basketball, for sure,” he said. “I still get nervous for basketball games from time to time. When I get out on the court, I don’t get nervous, but before. To go out there with guys that I look up to and watch play, it’s definitely going to raise the nerves.”
Nash grew up playing soccer before beginning his basketball career in the eighth grade, but he has remained involved with the game he played as a child. He is currently a part of the ownership group for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer.
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