Steve Nash Releases Video to Announce New Job Covering Soccer And It's Awesome

For 18 years, Steve Nash ran the ball as point guard for teams throughout the NBA, but now he's returning to his true passion.

Nash, twice an MVP and an eight-time All-Star, is taking up a role with Bleacher Report to cover soccer. "My first word was 'goal'," Nash says.

"If it wasn't for soccer, I don't think I would have played in the NBA. It just took me 18 years of professional basketball to get back to it."

The 44-year-old frequently visited White Hart Lane over the past few years, the home of the Premier League club that Nash supports, Tottenham Hotspur.

"Following my favorite team is a ritual, it's an obsession," he says. "I can't get enough. And I know that's the same for millions of people around the world. And now i have an opportunity to share my love of the game."

The news of Nash's new role was broken on Bleacher Report's Twitter account. Take a look here:

Nash began his basketball career at the Phoenix Suns in 1996, but moved to the Dallas Mavericks two years later and stayed for six years. It was when he returned to the Phoenix Suns in 2004 that Nash was named MVP on two consecutive seasons.

In 2012, after eight years with the Suns, Nash joined the Los Angeles Lakers where he played for three years before retiring in 2015.

In Nash's new role, he will not be reporting on his beloved Tottenham in the Champions League for the rest of this season, though, as the team was eliminated from Europe's top competition on Wednesday (March 7.)

Tottenham was beaten 2-1 by Juventus in the second leg of the last-16 tie having drawn the first game 2-2 in Turin, seeing Mauricio Pochettino's team out of the tournament.

In the Premier League, Spurs are fourth in the table and five points ahead of fourth-place Chelsea with nine games remaining of the season.

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Steve Nash at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, July 28, 2012. Patrick Smith/Getty
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