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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:06 pm
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Please do a more thorough research on Steve Nash before you d@$$ed and write off the motives of all his humanitarian and charity works to just purely some commercial/marketing packaging by his agent !!


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Nash#Charity

In 2001, Nash formed the Steve Nash Foundation. Through grants to public service and nonprofit entities, the Foundation aims to foster health in kids by funding projects that provide services to children affected by poverty, illness, abuse, or neglect, and create opportunity for education, play, and empowerment. The Foundation focuses its resources on communities in Phoenix, Arizona, and British Columbia, Canada. It was given charitable status in 2004.

Nash is the sponsor of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League in British Columbia that has grown over 10,000 participants. He has also become involved with GuluWalk, a Canadian-operated charitable organization that raises awareness and funds for the war-affected children of northern Uganda.

After he won the MVP award, numerous companies approached him to be the spokesperson for their products and appear in advertisements, including MDG Computers Canada. He also went on a humanitarian trip to Central America. Nash also makes time meeting sick children in hospitals.

In May of 2006, Nash was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In the accompanying write-up by Charles Barkley, Nash was lauded for his unselfishness on the basketball court, and being "just a nice guy" who had paid for a new pediatric cardiology ward in a Paraguayan hospital.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:12 pm
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And this is what Steve Nash wrote on the front page of the Steve Nash Foundation website.

And he was not only talking big.....he walks the talk !!

Yes he is a classy guy.... a noble guy.....a great humanitarian !!


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http://www.stevenash.org/html/main.html

I started this Foundation because I really felt the need to try to help people. As a professional athlete, you are in a position and given the opportunity to really have an impact on more than just your immediate surroundings. For me to be able to do that is something that


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:34 pm
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pryuen wrote:
temuchin wrote:


These charity games are as much for exposure as for charity, down to the sports agency "packaging" its clients for the event. good for yao, nash and co for participating, but in truth this ****** is part of their job description, hardly something that makes steve nash mother teresa


Man.....doing charity is part of Steve Nash and Yao Ming's job descriptions ??? :roll:

Temuchin, you really know sh!!!!!!!!t about these 2 noble guys.

Do you know how many charity works over the years these 2 great guys are doing for the orphans, the HIV/AIDS, the intellectually deficiencies/disabled?

Do you know about the Steve Nash Foundation?

http://www.stevenash.org/html/main.html

To write off and put down all their humanitarian and noble works to purely some commercial packaging of their agencies are purely ignorance and blasphemy on your part. :twisted:


What's with Pro athletes that make alot of money and charity organizations? is it really all for humanitarian? just ask a CPA, and they'll tell you hell no.......


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:21 pm
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nomad_balla wrote:


What's with Pro athletes that make alot of money and charity organizations? is it really all for humanitarian? just ask a CPA, and they'll tell you hell no.......


Yeah ask a CPA and they will tell you there are lots of way for tax avoidance or reduction purposes other than to use 5 to 6 months to plan for such charity fund raising games and activities, sweat in basketball clinics over summers or visiting the homeless or sickness or going to those materially insufficient and backward countries like Central America or Africa to show support for the poor and needy !! :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:24 am
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I believe doing charity work for NBA players is mandatory. For instance, players visit sick patients in their local hospitals, especially those sick kids. Serving hot meals on Thanksgiving day for homeless,etc. They make a lot of money for playing ball, and it's only natural for them to give a little back to the community. Of course, some players give a lot more than others such as Motumbo who help building a hospital in Africa.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:38 am
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Yao's working hard to get back his strength and Conditions back!

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/2 ... b78e02.wmv


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:04 am
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pryuen wrote:
nomad_balla wrote:


What's with Pro athletes that make alot of money and charity organizations? is it really all for humanitarian? just ask a CPA, and they'll tell you hell no.......


Yeah ask a CPA and they will tell you there are lots of way for tax avoidance or reduction purposes other than to use 5 to 6 months to plan for such charity fund raising games and activities, sweat in basketball clinics over summers or visiting the homeless or sickness or going to those materially insufficient and backward countries like Central America or Africa to show support for the poor and needy !! :roll:


why are you being all defensive pryuen.....i'm not saying nash is one of those guys.......but if it helps your image as a basketball player to make you more marketable, then it makes sense for athletes.......nash is probably one of those guys that does it because he cares.....but that does not include all athletes. there are more benefits than just tax reduction or avoidance in charity work......you can have your agent set up companies or give contracts to one of your boys companies which specifically caters to that certain charity. some people launder that money right back to themselves in the long run and have in addition successful businesses on the side and it doesn't hurt their image as a celebrity.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:14 am
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Yao Ming and his national team team mates left Beijing to arrive at Shenzhen this evening. They will play against the Australian Melbourne Tigers tomorrow night in Shenzhen.

This will be Yao Ming's first basketball game in this summer.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:24 am
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pryuen wrote:
Yao Ming and his national team team mates left Beijing to arrive at Shenzhen this evening. They will play against the Australian Melbourne Tigers tomorrow night in Shenzhen.

This will be Yao Ming's first basketball game in this summer.


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Damn i wish i was their!!!!!!!!!!!. Pryuen are you going to be at the game, Hong Kong is close to Shenzhen


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:00 pm
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mingman11 wrote:
Yao's working hard to get back his strength and Conditions back!


He should. It will be stupid for him to even wait till the training camp begins to work on his conditioning. Gotta start earlier to prepare for the up coming season. That's how you improve because other players might have done the same during off season.


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