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NBA star gets Inter Milan try out

Nash gets his chance to train with Inter. (©GettyImages)
Nash gets his chance to train with Inter. (©GettyImages).

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has never hidden his passion for football.
Whilst growing up he would regularly practice with his feet in Canada, but ended up leaning towards basketball instead. 

Now that Inter Milan are in the United States however, he will get a try out with the Italian giants. The club is in America to participate in the Guinness International Champions Club tournament, where they will be competing against AC Milan, Juventus, Everton, Chelsea, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid and Valencia for the title. 

Nash, who had an injury plagued season with the Lakers last year, is working his way back to being 100% fit for the upcoming season. Having a try out with Inter should aid his cause. 

"It's a dream come true to get a chance to try out, not just to try out but to take the field with Inter Milan, one of the great, storied franchises in professional sports. I feel like a little kid," Nash told AP.

The two-time NBA MVP's passion for the sport is demonstrated by him being part owner of Major League Soccer club the Vancouver Whitecaps. Also, during the NBA off-season he spends some of his time in New York, and gets to practice with the New York Red Bulls. 

Nash is also friends with many footballers including Alessandro del Piero, Thierry Henry, Owen Hargreaves, Steve McManaman and Massimo Ambrossini. He has always supported Tottenham Hotspur, and is a fanatic of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista from Brazil. 

More than an actual try out, this will be a fun time for the NBA star on Tuesday. And, whilst it's unlikely that we will ever see Nash play competitively in Europe's top football leagues, it gives the former Phoenix star a chance to live his dream.

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