New Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash was a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday night and he was not afraid to take a shot at his host.
Leno asked, “Who’s your biggest threat?”
And the diminutive Canadian responded with, “Obviously the Miami Heat are the champs and I know that you and Dwyane Wade are really tight. He’s on the show — what? Twice a week?”
Nash also discussed the support he has received from fans of his former club the Phoenix Suns, but there are a few people who didn’t take too kindly to his decision.
“A lot of people have been really thrilled for me for my opportunity and thanked me for my eight years there,” he told Leno. “But there’s been some people that are really angry.”
Leno asked him if he has ever been booed by home fans before and Nash said it happened once when he was with the Dallas Mavericks during his third year in the league.
After he had he signed a new contract, Dallas was playing the Houston Rockets and the fans booed him every time he touched the ball, “and in case you haven’t watched basketball I touch the ball on a number of occasions.
“It was one of those moments where I can’t believe this is happening to me.”
Nash said that his younger brother, Martin, who was playing soccer in England at the time, had come across the pond for the game to see him play for the first time.
“And I’m thinking this is awful, I look up at my brother and he’s dying laughing,” Nash said.
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