Jason Richardson has always been a sizzling performer on the basketball court, but now the eight-year veteran is extending his talents into another arena. [Read more...]
If serious basketball withdrawals are starting to get to you, check out My45 this Tuesday night for a Suns doubleheader, starting at 9 p.m.
First up is the “Suns’ Sizzling Summer Special.” Host Tom Leander sits down with team President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr to discuss the “State of the Suns,” including the re-signing of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, the acquisition of free agent Channing Frye, the return of Head Coach Alvin Gentry and the drafting of Earl Clark and Taylor Griffin. Also featured, Eddie Johnson talks to All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire about coming back from a devastating eye injury and returning as the focal point in the Suns offense. Second-year man Goran Dragic walks us through the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. And then, EJ and Tom preview this year’s Suns squad and discuss all of the big changes around the NBA.
Next up is the “Making of the Suns Dancers” at 9:30 p.m., chronicling the hectic week endured by the dancer hopefuls. It includes a behind-the-scenes look at the two-day dancer auditions, the lengthy selection process and four off-the-court finalist profiles.
If you miss Tuesday’s telecasts (or just love watching repeats), the specials will re-air on Fox Sports Arizona in HD starting this Friday at 5 p.m.
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Steve Nash’s summer vacation is anything but a vacation yet again this Thursday, as the two-time NBA MVP makes an appearance on ABC’s primetime game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
While the premise of an NBA point guard trying his hand at game show success for a few extra bucks may initially sound a bit over the top, don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause. Nash will be competing for his charity, the Steve Nash Foundation, taking his place as contestant in the famed hot seat across from show host Regis Philbin.
As part of the game show’s 10th anniversary, Nash joins the likes of rapper Snoop Dogg and actress Patricia Heaton to try and win money for their favorite charities during the weeklong telecasts.
Clark is currently in New York for the rookie transition program.
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For Phoenix Suns fans that are embroiled in the dog days of summer and are looking for a little basketball fix, you’re in luck. Suns.com caught up with Suns President of Basketball Operations and GM Steve Kerr to find out what the players have been doing with their summer. Let’s take you through the roster player-by-player: [Read more...]
For a guy used to headlining sold-out NBA arenas and playing with ice water in his veins in front of national TV audiences, it’s almost comforting to know, yes, even Steve Nash gets nervous.
Of course, that nervousness may have something to do with the two-time NBA MVP’s lack of TV acting experience, which after this Sunday night, will no longer be the case thanks to a guest stint on the HBO series, “Entourage.”
In addition to possibly mixing it up with the likes of Ari, Turtle, Eric and Johnny Drama (even though the specifics of Nash’s role are still tightly under wraps), fans can head to Stevenash.org and make an online donation of $100 or more to the Steve Nash Foundation to be entered to win an original “Entourage” poster signed by the members of the cast.
After the episode airs, fans can also e-mail a review of Nash’s performance to Foundation@stevenash.org for a chance to win a limited-edition “We Are One Team” T-shirt designed by the Suns’ point guard. All entries must be submitted by midnight Pacific time Sunday.
“The scene was small but much more than I expected,” said Nash on his Facebook page. “I got to speak and ‘act’ with two great actors on a great show. The creator and writer, Doug Ellin, went above and beyond to make it an unforgettable experience.”
For more from Steve on his cameo this Sunday, check out his thoughts currently on Facebook.
Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson was back home in Saginaw, Mich., working on his game, his golf game that is. The Suns guard and Saginaw native enjoyed giving back to his community during a three-day event, July 22-24, which included a golf tournament, family food donations, and a motivational speaking event for both boys and girls.
The sixth annual golf tournament funded by Richardson, which he has dubbed the Jason Richardson Golf Classic, drew 124 golfers and all of the proceeds went to the United Way of Saginaw County. On Thursday Richardson teamed up with Parishioners on Patrol and the Northeast Neighborhood Association of Saginaw to distribute food to 1,000 families at a local park. About 4,000 people showed up to the event to collect the 25-pound food boxes that were being given out. On Friday, boys and girls ages 12 and up were invited to Jason’s “Focus on the Family Conference” that took place at Saginaw Valley State University.
For his contributions, Richardson is a finalist for the NBA’s Jefferson Award, given to a player for his philanthropic activities. Suns teammate Steve Nash is also a finalist.