NBA legend Steve Nash receives pregame speech from Chris Paul before lining up for Cesc Fabregas’ Como at $1M ‘The Soccer Tournament’ in Carolina
- Steve Nash is among the big names taking part in the ‘Football Tournament’
- The competition features 32 teams playing seven-on-seven this weekend
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Two of the NBA’s greatest point guards crossed paths on Thursday — except this time they weren’t standing on the hardwood.
Steve Nash competes with Como in The Soccer Tournament – a seven-on-seven competition featuring current and former professional players competing for a $1 million prize.
And Chris Paul, an investor in the tournament, showed up at his facility in Cary, North Carolina, to catch a few games on the first day of action.
That included a pregame chat with Hall of Fame point guard Nash, who partnered with Cesc Fabregas for Como in the competition.
The former Suns star and recent Nets coach is no stranger to football – having played the sport in high school – and showed his silky skills on Thursday against Wrexham.
Steve Nash and Chris Paul spoke before Nash took the field for Como in The Soccer Tournament
Como would eventually fall to Wrexham 3-2 in dramatic fashion after giving up a 2-0 lead. The Wrexham squad includes former Red Dragons players like Andrew Morrell and others from the English football pyramid.
Elsewhere in the competition, the Dempsey team – coached by the former US star (and TST investor) – won 5-4 with help from Jermaine Jones and Chris Wondolowski.
Meanwhile, a West Ham side with Carlton Cole lost 4-2, and Chad Johnson’s Nati SC fell 4-3 to Hashtag United.
The group stage of the tournament runs until Friday and a winner will finally be crowned on Sunday.