The National Basketball Association’s MVP and super cute BC native Steve Nash could very well be approaching superhero status in Toronto. Over the weekend, millions (or thousands) of Nashophiles were speculating whether the camera phone picture below, courtesy of Gawker, was really Hair Canada playing an impromptu game of pick-up in NYC. The Gawker reportage, which posted at least three pictures of Nash balling with non-NBA players, have since been confirmed. What a guy!
Along with this almost mythic pick-up game, Nash has newfound relevance in Toronto. Having taken over for the disgraced Vince Carter in the charity b-ball game department, Nash’s All-Star Charity Classic on July 29 at the ACC will likely be the sports highlight of the summer. Questions as to whether Nash upstaged former Eastern Commerce student and fellow Canadian NBAer Jamaal Magloire aside, his Hairness could be the city’s most popular active athlete never to play for a Toronto team. Keep an eye (or camera phone) out for the ball playing playboy at a basketball court near you.