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NBA Stars Show Off Soccer Skills At Showdown In Chinatown

by: JamieD On  Friday, June 26, 2009

steve-nash-showdown-in-chinatown1Total Pro Sports – The classic Showdown in Chinatown put together by Phoenix Suns’ star Steve Nash took place this past Wednesday and once again it was a huge success.  The event brings together some of the biggest soccer and basketball stars from around the world to New York City’s Chinatown for a friendly soccer match outdoors in front of hundreds of fans.

In attendance this year from the soccer world was Claudio Reyna, Thierry Henry, Javier Zanetti, Salomon Kalou, Ryan Babel, Giovanni van Bronckhurst, Mathieu Flamini, Ivan Cordoba, Adrian Mutu, and Edgar Davids.  The basketball players who took part this year were Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill, Chris Bosh, and Raja Bell.

The teams are mixed with players form both sports and it always draws a large crowd as it is not everyday that a North American soccer fan is given the opportunity to watch the likes of Henry or Kalou play live.  If watching such soccer stars in action was not enough of a reason to attend, then seeing Chris Bosh play soccer was.

CB4 was not all that impressive on the soccer court, but his character and attitude made up for what he lacked in skill.  His effort, sportsmanship, and sense of humor was one of the big topics during and after the game among players and fans alike.  Maybe a contract with Toronto FC will help keep him interested in returning to the Raptors after next season.

In the mean time, here is a clip of the event.  For more videos, visit The Offside.

Hat Tip Video – [The Score Blog]




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