Today is Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown to benefit the Steve Nash foundation and children everywhere, and let me tell you, it’s going to be awesome.
The annual summer game pits stars from the football world against some of the best NBA ballers around and provides for one of the best footy days out in New York City.
This year’s participants…
Patrick Vieira (World Cup winner, France)
Demba Ba (England’s West Ham)
Youri Djorkaeff (France World Cup winner)
Giuseppe Rossi (Spain’s Villarreal)
Claudio Reyna (Former USA World Cup team captain)
Simone Sandri (Former Novara Calcio)
Richie Williams (MLS, DC United, US National Team)
John Nash (Steve’s father, former Highlands Park FC)
Martin Nash (Former Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)
Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs)
Grant Hill (Phoenix Suns)
Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks)
Jared Dudley (Phoenix Suns)
Marcin Gortat (Phoenix Suns)
Leandro Barbosa (Toronto Raptors)
The Showdown is a free-to-the-public event located in Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street and Stanton Street) on the Lower East Side of New York City. First kick is 6pm and seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis so plan accordingly. If this doesn’t already sound sweet enough, you can’t tell me you don’t want to see Marcin Gortat try and do some step-overs.
KCKRS will be in attendance holding things down on our end so be sure to come out, say what up, watch some goofy NBA ballers try to play football, and support a good cause. Sounds like a win, win, win, win to me.