Eight-time NBA All-Star Steve Nash is reportedly training with the NPSL’s New York Cosmos B team.
Nash, 41, announced his retirement from the NBA in March after 18 seasons with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. He missed the entire 2014–2015 season due to recurring nerve damage in his back and later said at that point “the NBA game is just a touch too far for me.”
Nash grew up in Canada when his family moved to Victoria, British Columbia when he was young. He holds an annual celebrity soccer game in Lower Manhattan that this year featured NBA players Luol Deng and Matthew Dellavedova and U.S. men’s national team World Cup veterans Geoff Cameron and Jay DeMerit.
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Cosmos B hosts the Rhode Island Reds on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET at Mitchel Field in East Garden City, N.Y.
Update: Nash was apparently added to the Cosmos B roster on Sunday as “Stephen Nash.” His birthdate of Feb. 7, 1974, is also listed.
- Mike Fiammetta