Steve Nash’s tryout with Inter Milan went well

We’re all about sports crossover today, and as we mentioned last week, Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash was offered a guest tryout with Inter Milan as they prepared for the International Champions Cup in New York. We now have footage of the tryout, and it looks like Nash can definitely hang.

Nash, a huge soccer fan, Spurs supporter and part-owner of MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps franchise, said the experience was like “Christmas morning” for him in an extensive interview with Grant Wahl, which you can see below:


Steve Nash to test soccer skills with Inter Milan tryout


It is no secret that Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash is a soccer fanatic. He grew up playing it, watching it and even now in his free time trains with clubs and hosts charity tournaments. Heck, he’s even part of the Vancouver Whitecaps ownership group.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the NBA star is going to have a tryout on Tuesday with Inter Milan. The Italian club is in the United States for the Guinness International Champions Club tournament.

Nash told The Associated Press that he’s working his way back to 100 percent physically after enduring an injury-filled year this past season with the Lakers. This is more of stunt than actual tryout, but apparently Nash still has some butterflies ahead of the practice, saying he’ll probably be nervous just sharing the field with Inter Milan.

But he really doesn’t have anything to be nervous about. Nash has got some serious soccer skills:

Don’t worry Steve, you’ll be just fine.


Kobe Continues his Off-Season Tour, Visits AC Milan


Photos via @ACMilan

The last time we checked in with Kobe Bryant, he was busy acting like an average tourist, posing for photos with practically everyone at the Confederations Cup. This time around, well, it’s much of the same actually:


Still recovering from his torn achilles that ended his NBA season in April, Bryant has elected to spend a portion of his off-season rehabbing at AC Milan’s Milanello training center.

Sporting a customized Milan jersey with his name and number, Bryant spoke to AC Milan about his love for the team and his favorite Milan players. The interview might be in Italian, but we can definitely make out references to Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten, as well as the fact that Bryant has a Milan scarf hanging in his den in Los Angeles.

No matter the television commercials or sneaker sponsorships, it seems that Kobe is a soccer fan just like the rest of us.


Kobe’s photo spree at the Confederations Cup




Kobe Bryant has been everywhere at the Confederations Cup in Brazil, and he’s got the pictures to prove it. Whether it’s Ronaldinho or Neymar or Mario Balotelli, nobody was safe from the Black Mamba’s epic picture spree this weekend.

Images all via @KobeBryant, obviously.