NBA All-Star with crazy soccer skills | Steve Nash house tour and boot collection

NBA All-Star with crazy soccer skills | Steve Nash house tour and boot collection

Okay okay, that’s it… So today is gonna be a fun day I’ve come
to LA to visit the ex-NBA star Steve Nash and I’ve heard he’s got some crazy
stuff in his house… Hey! Unisport! – What’s up man? I wasn’t expecting that.
– Come on in! – You good?
– Great! – Welcome.
– I hear you got some good stuff here. – I hope so.
– Let’s go! Sorry we got so many boxes and stuff… Do you want to go upstairs now? Let’s go upstairs! Steve Nash is a former professional
basketball player who was one of the most legendary NBA stars of his era and
while you might remember him as the two-time NBA MVP who later in 2018 will be inducted to the NBA Hall of Fame today we are visiting the Nash residence to find
out more about Steve’s lifelong passion for soccer. Get ready for crazy stories,
an insane collection of match worn boots in Steve’s basement: Ronaldinho gave me his boots, so did Sam Eto’o… And of course shooting some hoops with one of the all-time greats in his own private gym But first let’s pick his brain a bit to find out where his passion for soccer comes from I’ve heard you have a passion for
football as well? This is true, yes. My first word was “goal” and just grew up in a soccer loving household. It’s always been a huge part of my family my brother
played for Canada 35 times I think and I’ve just loved the game – it’s a really important part of my life. What about when you were young, I assume you played both football and basketball. – Why did you end up going…?
– Actually I didn’t play basketball! Growing up in Canada I played hockey, as
we call it soccer, baseball, lacrosse… everything – but basketball I didn’t play
until I was 13 but all my friends at a new school played basketball so all the
kids that were playing sports were playing basketball and so for me it
really was because I wanted to be with my friends – but it was also a great time
Michael Jordan had just come into the NBA, you know he’s this incredibly
exciting player, he’s doing commercials with Spike Lee and he had these cool
shoes and so for a 13 year old kid and it’s pretty important stuff. It was one
of those things that I just wanted to be with my friends and I fell in love with
another game and I let it go I just still love it as much as ever but I
spent my life trying to be a basketball player from 13 years old on. Obviously choosing basketball turned out pretty well for Steve Nash who nowadays just
like many great former players has moved on to doing TV commentary – but unlike
most ex-athletes Steve is not on the American TV screens
talking about his main sport basketball instead he’s sharing his knowledge in
the UEFA Champions League studio talking about soccer. Basically they’re bringing in a basketball player who’s extremely passionate about soccer to
maybe introduce the game to more people Soccer is growing here, there’s a lot of
great players and fans across the country now but I think there’s also a
lot of people that haven’t really been introduced to it you know where they get
to know you know some of the stars of course they know who Messi and Cristiano
Ronaldo is but you know who is Harry Kane and who is Paolo Dybala and
who are some of these guys that maybe aren’t on the tips of tongues here in
the United States but are incredible players with incredible skill great athletes
great personalities and have great stories. I think we should head down to the basement I’ve heard you got some good stuff over there. Let’s see what I got for you I know you’ve been around the world and seen some good stuff maybe I have a couple stories… This is my pride and joy! This is it! A lot of people say a “man cave” but this is like the basement. It’s not a great name but it has everything I want – you know I have some of my memorabilia coffee and I have the pitch, the stadium so
what more can you ask for. I have some great, important memorabilia: Zidane, Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o’s boots and I have the torch – I was lucky enough to be one of 4 Canadians to light the Winter Olympic Cauldron in Vancouver
2010 yeah so amazing I had a mutual friend with Thierry Henry and I was in
Paris and my friend said “Thierry wants you to come to Clairefontaine”, the maison de
futbol in France outside of Paris and so I went to Clairefontaine you know a
nervous little schoolboy and met Thierry and Zidane and Olivier Dacourt and Pat
Vieira and then me and my cousin kicked around with Thierry and Zidane for an
hour in between their training sessions that was unbelievable and they had
security guards in suits in the forest around the field it looked like Secret
Service for like President Obama or something. Now at this point it became
clear to me that Steve would have an unlimited amount of crazy stories to
share with me so next I wanted to hear more about his crazy collection of
football boots match worn by some of the finest players of all time – Nice, wow this is amazing.
– Barcelona had a preseason in the United States and they’re in New York City where
I was at the time and so I went out to training that guys were incredible they
brought me in the dressing room Ronaldinho gave me his boots so did Sam Eto’o. They introduced me to this little kid who was 17 I think at the time and
Ronaldinho says he’s gonna be the best player in the world. You’re watching him playing and right away you’re like wow this guy’s unbelievable
and if Ronaldinho says he’s gonna be the best maybe he is but you also remember
how good Ronaldinho was so at the time you’re thinking there’s no way you can
be as good as you right? Well he is. – And obviously you’re talking about Lionel Messi
– Yeah you know he was this little guy in this room full of
stars and watching him training you realize right away this guy’s special
that was a great experience to meet him and to see him train at a young age and to
see possibilities. – Zidane!
– Catch. You know as you can see, “Zizou” wore these out Who would think that that Zidane would put tape on the back of his boots but… I like the fact that you haven’t
removed the tape Obviously he taped them up you know I actually was similar as a player, you could wear a new pair of shoes every game but I like
having my shoes worn in so I’d wear them for two or three weeks and I’d wear a
separate pair for practice that would I’d wear for the games like in a couple
weeks so I guess Zizou liked them nice and worn in so they felt comfortable in
his foot and as you can see he has beat these up a little bit but uh
it was a great experience I’ll never forget it. – Looking at this little basement…
– Man cave, whatever you want! I don’t see a lot of basketball stuff like is it like somewhere around the corner or like? Well there’s actually a picture with President Obama and one of my teammates
Grant Hill and we went to the Oval Office to meet the great man and shot
some hoops with him on the basketball court at the White House. How was he?
President Obama can shoot he can shoot and can play I actually have a
great story about that he was in a suit and we had a great chat in the Oval
Office and he says you know guys I really wanted to go down to the court
and shoot with you guys today but we’re passing a bill it was a Saturday and
they were passing a bill and so he’s like so I just don’t have time to get
down there so we went down there having a good time and all of a sudden we hear “hey fellas” and turn around President Obama’s walking on the court taking his jacket
off, kind of shirt and tie on. Rolls his sleeves up and he starts shooting
with us and we’re like this is amazing so we’re shooting, talking and he’s asking
us questions, were asking him questions having a great time and then he’s like
“well I gotta go fellas” and he shoots he misses and I’m like “Mr. President you can’t leave on a miss” and he’s like he’s like “you know what you’re
right”. So I pass it out to the 3-point line he shoots it I mean pure swish and
as it’s going in he like looks at us and like “That’s how I roll!”. He goes and gets his
jacket and takes off I was like oh this guy’s got balls and I’m
glad he’s our president. When was the last time you got starstruck? President Obama for sure is like the person I admire the most I think he’s you know
incredibly intelligent charismatic a great role model for my kids and myself
and so he’s somebody that I think is just on another level as far as human
beings go but obviously whenever I see any of these athletes whenever I saw Zidane and Thierry, Ronaldinho you know whenever I see my Tottenham boys, the picture with Christian Eriksen, Vic Wanyama and Eric Dier that’s when I really feel like a kid even though I just turned 44 I get a chance to get on
the pitch and have a few touches with those guys it’s like I realize how lucky I am. In case you didn’t know Steve is a lifelong Tottenham Hotspurs fan and
being as well-connected as he is Steve’s had the ultimate pleasure of training
together with his favorite football team on multiple occasions. Now let me just
point out that this guy is one of the greatest NBA legends of all time but
judging by his footwork he could have done well on the football pitch as well. You got some moves, you have great ball control you know you’re playing Rondo
with Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane like how do you keep up? Yeah I’m okay
you know it’s one of those situations where you try not to embarrass yourself
just keep it simple keep it moving quick touches obviously I respect the speed of
thought as well as the touch it’s like they’ve been doing it their whole life
which they had you know it’s like they were born to do it
it shows me how many hours and how many touches it took to get there and that’s
really inspiring for me so I always love you know getting to see up close and
personal how great these guys are behind the scenes to see them behind the scenes
when the pressure is off and there’s no cameras on it’s always a treat
because there’s a little bit of extra ingredient in there, when they’re relaxed that’s amazing to watch. Obviously you have your basement
and you get to shoot around in here do you sometimes go out to play some
pickup games or? No I don’t play basketball ever since I retired. What about soccer? I play twice a week you know a little 7/8/9 aside little small goals yeah it’s fun we have some great players come and
then some everyday people. Obviously you’re one of the best point guards of all time, thank you, but you know these moments when you get to kind of like
live your dream did you ever think like man I wish I continued with soccer? Well
I do the dream is still alive… Every day I have a part of me that feels like
that little kid that still wants to make it but you know the reality is I think I
had some ability to play football but so did millions of kids around the world
and so you know if I end up putting the time into football that I did into
basketball which was a lot who knows maybe but I’m also not silly enough to
just think oh you know because how many talented footballers it’s the most
popular sport in the world people play everywhere have you seen right you’ve
seen them all over and very few of them make it I really respect the top
footballers a lot. Everybody wants to be a professional top level athlete but what is something that you know people don’t know about maybe the
sacrifices or the daily is it all just like you know houses and…? I mean
I think it’s funny you know like it looks very glamorous but like in the NBA
or my career quite often you’d have a back-to-back game where you play you fly
to a city you’d play you get on the plane and land in another city two or
three hours away get to bed at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning I have to play that
night on TV with reporters telling you you didn’t make the grade you know so
when you’re coming off that plane at 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning in Milwaukee
and there’s nobody there and no cameras and you’re like groggy can barely you just fell asleep for ten minutes at the end
of the flight it’s not very glamorous you know that’s the part I think that
some people don’t understand and and the other thing is you’re lucky if you start
the season a hundred percent healthy right and then after that nobody’s 100
percent healthy right so you’re always playing with something something
bothering you whether it’s an injury or a niggle something’s bothering you so
that’s the one thing I don’t think fans understand is that when you play that
many games and you travel that much you train that much something is always
hurting it’s a challenge because you’re playing the best guys in the world and
if you step on that court no one cares what you’re carrying right so that’s the
beautiful part of it and I miss that part of it. Now the last thing on my list of things to do with Steve Nash was to play some basketball with him and to put
things in perspective this is like shooting free kicks with David Beckham
so in other words there was simply no way I would miss out on this opportunity. Nice, did you play a little bit? – I just like shooting around.
– You got good technique! Get that elbow pointed at the rim, elbow pointed at the rim. Yes there you go. Good technique! We got something to work with here! Yeeesss! – Yeeeess!
– I’ll take that! You got some game I think you could develop into a nice player What about my height man? It’s okay we’ve had smaller guys in the NBA a lot of good players One of my last questions you know obviously you have a lot of things going on but you
know what kind of goals do you still have? Well other than to play for Tottenham Hotspurs you know I want to make transformative sports content tell
stories and make content that gets people moving and active or inspired or
aspiring to do things I want to see Real Mallorca in La Liga again where they
belong and have been in the past and just trying to learn you know always
trying to learn always trying to challenge the traditions that I believe
in that’s always exciting for me to learn and challenge my way of thinking. Wow guys & girls I truly hope you enjoyed
this amazing experience as much as I did Steve Nash is not only an incredible guy
who by the way just so happens to be one of the biggest NBA legends of all
times but he also has a massive passion for soccer and on top of everything else
he’s one of the most humble massive superstars I’ve ever come across in my
life and trust me I’ve met quite a few during my time here at Unisport he
shared some amazing stories with me and I would love to hear which of the
stories was your favorite make sure you let me know down in the comment section
below and also if you want to see more stuff
from Steve Nash make sure you click on the link right up here to check out his
youtube channel and in case you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to
unisport webtv by clicking the green bubble on the top right corner of your
screen I’ve had an incredible day I’m gonna continue enjoying LA Steve it was
an absolute pleasure thumbs up

Antonio Breitenberg

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100 thoughts on “NBA All-Star with crazy soccer skills | Steve Nash house tour and boot collection

  1. Unisport says:

    THUMBS UP and a MASSIVE SHOUTOUT to the living NBA legend Steve Nash for letting us into his house, being such a cool guy and sharing his passion for soccer with us 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  2. John Harkin says:

    Canadian legend. Love Steve Nash. Such a genuine guy.

  3. Koality says:

    weird to hear him say he doesn't play anymore he was one of my favorite players growing up

  4. TY LOLO says:

    Humility and inspiration. 👍

  5. Joshua Garcia says:

    Bro bad ass video, also very inspirational. Thank you

  6. ngede nkiondalle says:

    Samuel eto'o cameroon legend

  7. Patrick Mediodia says:

    Great video!

  8. Patrick Mediodia says:

    Hope more people get to see this video

  9. Danny Sykes says:

    Dislike For Calling It A Soccer…

  10. Danny Sykes says:

    So He is Spuds Fan HAHAHAHHAHA thats Why He Never Won Anything
    Only There to Give Pressure…

  11. kirokyo says:

    Massive respect for the man!

  12. nathan hill says:

    Class act Steve Nash, just curious about his time as a consultant to the warrior's–working with Steph

  13. teren teren teren says:

    President Obama. My man, Nash.

  14. Kevin Gomez says:

    No way Nash is a spurs fan. That’s so cool

  15. Athraxes says:

    cool dude

  16. Adrian Uresti says:

    I got to meet Steve in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. I was definitely star struck, as he’s my favorite basketball player of all time, but he’s the most down to earth guy I’ve ever met. He’s a huge inspiration, and this was a really great video! Thank you for this one.

  17. obi1yoda says:

    What soccer ball is he holding in the thumbnail

  18. Cristiano Fisch says:

    Funny how a president can be so bad as a politician and be considered the best just because he is charismatic.

  19. Biplav Adhikari says:

    Steve is COYSaf

  20. Saf M says:

    all-star? this guy is a 2 time MVP. he's all-NBA, not just all-star.

  21. MrThemorningsun says:

    i can really care less about futbol…but id like to chat w nash a bit.

  22. R C says:

    Steve Nash is amazing.

  23. Adhi Kurniawan says:

    what an amazing human being

  24. koolyo2foots says:

    Man cave is 💥💥💥

  25. darkclarkshark says:

    anyone emerged jolter's old free kick videos

  26. Wasabi Kawasaki says:

    10:07 Shaq said the same thing in a interview once and the two of them hate each other

  27. Carlos Almendárez says:

    GREAT video. Love steve nash.

  28. Saso Gonzales says:

    Dam he is a spurs fan, oh well. YNWA, I never saw magic or Iverson but Steve is a legend and I’m glad he became my role model for basketball.

  29. Fernando Barrera says:

    If he had z. Zidanes golden predators from the world cup to match ronaldinhos cleats i wouldve splooshed. Either way though great stories from one of my favorite pgs of all time!

  30. 123excuses says:


  31. Dahlin Pereira says:

    I always knew that Nash liked soccer, but it's best to see a Flamengo jersey, the biggest Brazilian club, on his special T-shirt mural. Now I admire him more.

  32. Noe Palacios says:

    Great interview

  33. Jaime Marques Pereira says:

    Que bacana o Steve Nash jogando bola!

  34. Nikola Djikic says:

    enjoyed so much.. great and smart dude,no wonder he is my favorite PG… Respect to both 👊

  35. M says:

    Its pretty funny hearing the Finnish accent of the narrator . Did anyone else notice ?

  36. Devistator4k G says:

    Tottenham Hotspur's for life✌👍💪❤❤ You the man Nash!

  37. Devistator4k G says:


  38. davide says:

    steve nash, great player great man tnx

  39. ben sher says:

    wow nash must be the most charismatic super star ever so down to earth wow

  40. Clément DINET says:

    That’s how I roll damn that was legendary

  41. Artyom Lobov says:

    legend <3

  42. Chambers Heros says:

    I been saying it for long, that every sports have common relationship. Ur good one sports is a possibility that I can do it all. Is just putting in time n ur all in.

  43. Chambers Heros says:

    Steve can go pro in soccer likewise n do better than u think..

  44. Chambers Heros says:

    Damn this so amazing steve Nash doing playing both soccer n basketball. Is more than a legendary history. He might win run on soccer n make more money too.

  45. Chambers Heros says:

    Go buy a soccer team Nash.

  46. Maxwell Kimamo says:

    Really enjoyed this. Steve Nash is a really cool guy.

  47. personaltaste100 says:

    this guy is so humbele! awesome

  48. floydian says:

    Great interview

  49. Enyo says:

    why does he sound like ceeday

  50. Jojo bellware says:

    the messi part got me😵😵

  51. Jojo bellware says:

    best unisport video ever

  52. rachelmcadamslover says:

    If Ronaldinho would have been more disciplined, he would have been the best player ever.
    Ronaldo would have been amazing too if it werent for the injuries and getting fat.

  53. nelq06 says:

    Football #1

  54. Chris Redfield says:

    My favourite player of all time ! Humble, healthy and just such a good person !

  55. RAMA V. says:

    2 Time MVP…not 3

  56. josh vickery says:

    great video

  57. Abdo Halabi says:

    Fucking football!!!!!! Not soccer

  58. Sandro Collazos says:

    If can play soccer you can play almost any sport. Except hitting a baseball but can diffinetly run down baseballs

  59. Zaph F. Castillo says:

    I love Steve Nash. One reason is the hate that is Basketball vs Football or other sports (American Football vs Football)… We can love both. Learn from each other and grow. Steve Nash is a testament to this.

  60. Ricardo Cima says:


  61. mackiechang says:

    why does he refer to obama as our president? Isn't he canadian?

  62. Krisna Gaul says:

    I saw shevchenko at jersey memorabilia.. as ac milan fans, respect for mr nash..

  63. happy gift says:

    who is here from hot ones?

  64. wassumariyu says:

    steve nash is david beckham of the nba, i like that

  65. Mendus Es-Saltus says:

    Freaking Canadian accent

  66. justin wright says:

    I would to train with him

  67. Leo Mejia says:

    Everything was fine until obama 😕😕😕😕

  68. Brendan Tran says:

    Wow Clint Eastwoods got skills

  69. systems down says:

    Plz reach for those dreams nash. You still have that young soul in u.

  70. Tamer Bekir says:

    He is amazing. One of my favorite athletes of all time, for sure.

  71. Sunep Lkr says:

    That basement is the mother of basements…wow…Such a great man with greater stories. Thnks unisports for that insightful video.👏

  72. Janti Jagada says:

    Can anyone play from another country in international football like an Indian from France

  73. Sharma Abdi muse says:

    I Am basketball ball talented player i want to change my athlete to soccer

  74. RC Dabeast says:

    10:31 that german laugh

  75. elmo boi says:

    When Unisport likes every comment…

  76. FlashyThaDon says:

    Wow amazing man. I just became a bigger fan . Very inspirational

  77. James Lan says:

    He has special talent, given his height, it's his sporting talent that makes him excel in NBA, that's why he plays such good soccer as well.

  78. James Lan says:

    He plays basketball using his basketball intelligence, not height or physical strength

  79. Ces Bma says:

    European football is only for true man.

  80. Ron Gaming says:

    Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant like ⚽..

  81. Daniel Spinosa says:

    Paulo Dybala⚪️⚫️

  82. Vincent Li says:

    Hollywood FC needs Nash!

  83. Svavarsk says:

    3:45 spurs double winning side?

  84. Scott Hillary says:

    Steve Nash is one of those athletes that is great at everything. Like a prodigy, either you have it or you do not. Love him.

  85. Richard Suku says:

    No George Weah jersey

  86. Richard Suku says:

    He's a commentar as well for soccer on UEFA on TNT

  87. gerald romelle says:

    I was surprised
    , he know football. and he can play football very good. LEGEND

  88. Kuda says:

    FOOTBALL not Soccer. 😣

  89. JD says:

    What a legend. Not just an amazing athlete but down to earth and humble. Never forgot where he came from and it all stemmed from a passion for sports. Steve is the perfecr example of a true athlete.

    Honestly; living the live Steve lives is the dream 👌

  90. Jason Kim says:

    I have something in common with Steve ……COYS!!!!

  91. Everyday Products says:

    Lots of NBA stars likes football

  92. fluker 8 says:

    Sir Charles : what is going on with your hair?
    Nash : Sorry, this is strictly for ladies only
    When NBA was on NBC

  93. dm xkore says:

    People do every sport in highschool after basket ball season is over they probably go play some other sport thats out

  94. Andrew B says:

    Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Del Piero jersey on his wall 😍

  95. Aaron B. says:

    Mallorca is back to la liga

  96. Lil PalmTree says:

    not gonna hate this guy for saying soccer GREAT PERSON

  97. Mr Cynically says:

    Ive been playing soccer/football for like 10 years of my life, this year (2019) I switched to basketball turns out I perform better in basketball than soccer/football

  98. Henk Vrijhoeven says:

    "Great players and fans"
    Shows only Mexicans 😂

  99. Alberto Armas says:

    Is he more humble or more skilled at basketball?

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