“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, one of the great, storied franchises in professional sports,” the two time NBA MVP told The Associated Press. “I feel like a little kid.”
Nash revealed that while he is not normally nervous before stepping on an NBA court, he stated he will probably feel a little tension before taking the pitch with the Nerazzurri.
“It’s going to be a lot higher than it is playing basketball, for sure. I still get nervous for basketball games from time to time.
“When I get out on the court, I don’t get nervous. To go out there with guys that I look up to and watch play, it’s definitely going to raise the nerves.”
Nash played football as a child before starting his basketball career as an eighth-grader. He remains a huge football fan and is part of the ownership group that currently owns the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer.