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.

  • Sheri

    LOL, who knew Steve Nash had a night job as a comedy actor!

  • Jacob Padilla

    Could he be any more awesome?

  • JD

    Why is he wearing a bra?

  • http://twitter.com/yoobahb Pauline

    i love it! nash is really aswoooooome!

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  • SunsFan61

    Steve is spoofing the now infamous jersey removal of Brandi Chastain — from Wikipedia –

    On 10 July 1999 at the Women’s World Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, after scoring the fifth penalty kick to give the United States the win over China in the final game, Chastain celebrated by peeling off her jersey and falling to her knees in a sports bra, her fists clenched. This image was featured on the covers of Time, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated.[2]

    Chastain’s take on the incident was “Momentary insanity, nothing more, nothing less. I wasn’t thinking about anything. I thought, ‘This is the greatest moment of my life on the soccer field.’”[3]

  • mel

    Come on people you don’t remember girls USA soccer team taking her shirt off when winning and showing her sports bra. Go Go Steve love the video,keep them coming.

  • DrRobert221

    He’s wearing a sports bra becuase of Brandi Chastain’s tearing off her jersey and running around the field when the U.S. Womens soccor team won the World Cup lol. Steve your an awesome person as well as a great player.

  • http://Phoenixsuns.com drrobert

    He’s wearing a sports bra in honor of Brandi Chastain’s tearing off of her jersey after the U.S. Womens team won the world cup.

  • john

    Why is he wearing a bra? because its hilarious.

  • Drew

    He’s mocking Mia Hamm after the womens world cup where she took her shirt off on live tv and ran around in her sportsbra.

  • Valerie

    Why is Steve the greatest person in the entire world.

  • steve

    steve nash is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  • James

    Nash wearing the sports bra is a nod to US Women’s player Brandi Chastain who took off her shirt after scoring a winning penalty in the Women’s world cup….

  • Tally

    Oh, come on–Mia Hamm stripping off her shirt after the goal, in only a sports bra?

  • kristel

    nash nice job!:) keep it up

  • Richard

    he is wearing the bra to make fun of the U.S. women’s soccer player who stripped off her shirt (but had the sport’s bra remaning) after making a goal.

  • Mark K

    The sports bra is a send up on the American girl who took her shirt off when the US women the finals – I think against Brazil….

  • Jesus

    he is wearing a bra because when a player for the women US team score a goal on a penalty kick she celebrated by taking off her shirt…and obviously all she had left on was a bra..haha

  • dan

    i think he is refering to the one player on the us girls soccer team that took off her shirt after a goal, or he just wears sports bras for fun; one of the two

  • Maxine

    Get real. Steve Nash is wearing a “sports Bran” in support of female athletes. Richard on 6/17 said Steve was making fun of Hamm. That is such a stupid remark, it should not have even been printed. He wore it in Support of ALL female soccer players.

  • Kathy

    Steve is referring to Brandi Chastain who pulled her top off, displaying her sport’s bra, after scoring the winning goal in the finals. Another connection is that both Brandi and Steve are alum of Santa Clara University. I’m not certain if they were in the same class, but, if not, they were close in graduating years. It appears Steve is poking some good natured fun at his friend, Brandi.