31
Jul

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:

21
Jul

TV reporter’s awkward exchange with Steve Nash

The Los Angeles Galaxy put up a great performance against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, but the real highlight of the evening came from a blunder courtesy of the Galaxy’s sideline reporter.

After spotting the LA Lakers’ Steve Nash in the crowd, the reporter very coolly asked what brought him out to the game. But had the interviewer done her research, she would’ve realized that Nash is part-owner of the Whitecaps. Unfortunately, she didn’t, resulting in this awkward exchange:

"Steve, I know you’re a huge soccer fan, but what brought you out tonight?"

"…I’m part owner of the Whitecaps…"

Ouch.

Nash, for his part, took the mistake in stride, later posting a photo on his instagram account suggesting that followers should check out the interview when it inevitably made its way to YouTube.

20
Jul

Kobe Continues his Off-Season Tour, Visits AC Milan

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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:

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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.

23
Jun

Kobe’s photo spree at the Confederations Cup

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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.