Steve Nash Charity Classic 2006
January 1, 2006
Suns All-Star point guard Steve Nash sported his new haircut when he attended a basketball clinic in his boyhood city of Victoria, British Columbia.
The two-time NBA MVP and Canadian national hero addressed the throngs of fans.
Nash then hit the court for some basketball instruction.
The Steve Nash Foundation and the S'Cool Life Fund was responsible for the revitalization of Central Park in the city's North Park neighbourhood.
Nash was recently named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
It was a hands-on event for Nash, who will be hosting his second charity basketball game in Victoria.
With twin daughters of his own, Nash always finds time to hang out with some little ones.
While in Vancouver, Nash also participated in the Fan Fest, signing some autographs for a number of faithful Canadian fans.
Nash also held his second annual charity game, the proceeds aiding underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life.
No surprise the MVP would get the nod as a starter, playing on a West team consisting of Mavericks guard Devin Harris, former Vancouver Grizzlies guard Felipe Lopez, as well as former teammates Michael Finley, Walter McCarty and Nickoloz Tskitishvili.
Nash drives passed former Bulls guard Jay Williams who was playing his first game against NBA-calibre talent since a motorcycle accident in June of 2003.
As he does each and every game for the Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash is always looking for a way to get his teammates involved.
Never afraid to do battle in the paint, Nash fights for a rebound against former Suns teammate Steven Hunter.
At halftime, he also managed to entertain fans without the basketball as well.
The NBA MVP netted a basket with the soccer ball using his head.
Whether during the course of an NBA season or a charity event, the MVP is always focused from the free throw line.
Following the third quarter of play, Nash shared a moment singing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Carolina" along with West teammates Felipe Lopez and Devin Harris.
The all-star point guard was all smiles as he managed to score 14 points in the contest.
Toronto Raptors sharpshooter Morris Peterson congratulate Nash on a great game in which the East emerged 46-41 victors.
Following the contest, the losing West team fulfilled their agreement by performing 20 push-ups.
Nash who always enjoys a good workout didn't seem to mind.
The game's color commentator and Raptors broadcaster Todd Mccullough stands tall over his friend and two-time MVP.
Both an MVP and a father, Nash spends some time with his twin girls.