Updated on June 16, 2010
Steve Nash knows how to keep a secret.
After inquiring for months what his plan was in regards to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this past year, Nash kept a tight lid on being selected as one of the few Canadians to light the Olympic torch. When broached about whether he would travel to South Africa for the World Cup, the renowned soccer fan remained mum once again, joking that he would be starting for England when the tournament started.
It turns out that the press was “had” once again by Nash, who will work as a CBS Sports soccer correspondent. The two-time MVP seems to have developed a rapport with CBS, having already served as David Letterman’s correspondent for the NBA Finals last season.
It’s been a sentimental year for the All-Star point guard, who will be returning to his birthplace for the World Cup. Born in South Africa to an English father and Welsh mother, Nash has been cheering on the British in the World Cup since he was in his mother’s womb.
Ironically, the country he lives in (the United States), takes on his father’s country in the two nations’ opening match.
“I’m excited for the US,” Nash said. “I want them to do well even though my family is English. I want the game to grow here and I want those guys to move on.”
Although he was disheartened by the way the English played against Japan in a recent exhibition match leading up to the World Cup, Nash has faith in his team.
“I’m sure they’ll get themselves together,” he said.
No matter who wins, Nash is just looking for a good tournament. In fact, he has been dreaming of the World Cup for four years.
Check out that video below.
And definitely check out his first hilarious video entry of him attempting to get to South Africa below.