Steve Nash & Claudio Reyna Present 2nd Annual Showdown in Chinatown

Following the U.S. victory over Spain yesterday afternoon, Steve Nash’s 2nd Annual Showdown in

By
Uncategorized
174 Hypes 0 Comments

chinatown-showdown-2009-01

Following the U.S. victory over Spain yesterday afternoon, Steve Nash’s 2nd Annual Showdown in Chinatown went down in New York’s Lower East Side last night. The free charity soccer match, featuring NBA stars and international soccer greats, created quite a buzz last year and was further publicized by a viral video this year. Despite the intermittent downpour, a very respectable crowd turned up to see the likes of Nash, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh, Grant Hill, Thierry Henry, Claudio Reyna, Adrian Mutu, Javier Zanetti, Salomon Kalou, Edgar Davids, and several other soccer stars in what promised to be an entertaining matchup between the eight-man sides (Nash and Hill on one team, Parker and Bosh on the other; soccer stars split as well).

Thankfully, the weather remained clear for the duration of the match and the intimate yet accessible outdoor venue ensured that everyone had a good time. The seasoned footballers played to the crowd, showboating in the spirit of streetball, while the NBA stars got a healthy share of touches as well. Nash and Parker certainly held their own, but it was Bosh who turned out to be the fan favorite, if only because he seemed completely out of his element– spectators catcalled as he faced off with Hill and invited him to join the Knicks for the coming NBA season.

NYPost.com posted their video coverage on Youtube, including a handful of Bosh highlights. Expect more footage to go online shortly, as well as a special on Fox Soccer Channel.

Nash is also bringing his A-game to the inaugural Showdown in Vancouver on September 19th. For a flashback to last year’s inaugural event, check out the video done by 13THWITNESS here.

Words/Photography: Raymond Hu

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Nike Sportswear Air Footscape Black/Blue
Uncategorized Footwear

Nike Sportswear Air Footscape Black/Blue

With this summer seemingly been the summer of the Air Footscape, we take a look at another

Bagjack 2009 Spring/Summer Collection
Uncategorized

Bagjack 2009 Spring/Summer Collection

Berlin-based Bagjack has become a popular bag choice for messengers and urban dwellers alike.

NYLON Magazine x Nike Sportswear Women's Dunk High
Uncategorized Footwear

NYLON Magazine x Nike Sportswear Women's Dunk High

Introducing the Nylon Magazine x Nike Sportswear Collection. It all began after a non-stop


Nike Air Max 90 Yellow Croc Skin Sneakers
Uncategorized Footwear

Nike Air Max 90 Yellow Croc Skin Sneakers

Continuing with the unveiling of several croc-infused Air Max 90 models, we get a look into

Vans Vault 2009 Fall Zapato Del Barco New Releases
Uncategorized Footwear

Vans Vault 2009 Fall Zapato Del Barco New Releases

Vans Vault releases two new colorways in their instant classic, the Zapato Del Barco. Of

VOX Artist Cooperative | The Seventh Letter Project Sneaker Collection
Uncategorized Footwear

VOX Artist Cooperative | The Seventh Letter Project Sneaker Collection

VOX Footwear is proud to announce the releasing of seven special edition collaboration shoes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.