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13.03.2012 » Steve Nash suggests that Ronaldo will never be as good as Messi

Steve Nash playing at the NBA, for the Phoenix Suns in 2012

Phoenix Suns point-guard, Steve Nash, used his Twitter personal page to allegedly hint that Ronaldo doesn't have a single chance to reach Lionel Messi's level. The Canadian NBA player quoted some unknown "wiseman" to point that even if Ronaldo did 6000 daily sit-ups, he would still fall short to Messi.

Steve Nash is an NBA player, currently playing as a point guard for the Phoenix Suns and a self-confessed fan of football (or soccer, as they like to call it in the United States). The Canadian basketball player decided to use his Twitter page this past Monday, to sparkle the debate between Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi. With both players scoring a brace during the weekend, Nash wrote that some wise man once said that it doesn't matter if Ronaldo does 6000 sit-ups per day, because he'll never be as good as Lionel Messi.

Steve Nash - NBA highlights:

Steve Nash, NBA Basketball assist wallpaper

Mostly known for what he has accomplished in the NBA over the past decade, Steve Nash never hid that he is big fan of football/soccer. He's also a Tottenham Hotspurs fan, which is explained with the fact that he's father was born in England, in the Tottenham district of London. However, it has been on the NBA basketball courts that Nash keeps extending his on-going remarkable career, even though he isn't as tall as many other NBA players, since Nash's height is roughly 6ft 1in (185cm).

Now being 38-years old, Steve Nash can already be proud of having won the NBA MVP award twice in his career (2004-2005 and 2005-2006) and has only played in two teams since he turned into a professional basketball player, the Dallas Mavericks (1998-2004) and the Phoenix Suns (1996-1998 and 2004-present). He was drafted by the Suns as the 15th pick back in 1996, but he has definitely proved his true value throughout the years. Nash is the ranked 2nd at the NBA's all-time free-throw shooting percentage, with 90,3% on his stats and more than 3,000 shots taken (from 3184 attempts so far, he made 2875). Named as one of the 100 most influential people in the World by "Times" magazine in 2006, Steve Nash has also earned 8 presences at NBA All-Star teams (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012).

NBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) awards history: 1997-2011
Year
Player
Team
1997-98
Michael Jordan
Chicago Bulls
1998-99
Karl Malone
Utah Jazz
1999-00
Shaquille O'Neal
Los Angeles Lakers
2000-01
Allen Iverson
Philadelphia 66ers
2001-02
Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs
2002-03
Tim Duncan
San Antonio Spurs
2003-04
Kevin Garnett
Minnesota Timberwolves
2004-05
Steve Nash
Phoenix Suns
2005-06
Steve Nash
Phoenix Suns
2006-07
Dirk Nowitzky
Dallas Mavericks
2007-08
Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers
2008-09
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
2009-10
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
2010-11
Derrick Rose
Chicago Bulls

* Source: nba.com

Steve Nash very close to be making a dunk, at a Staples Center NBA game, between the Phoenix Suns and the L.A. Lakers

When outside the basketball courts, Steve Nash has already said that he follows several European football leagues with great interest. This past weekend, after another brilliant display from both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in helping their clubs getting the 3 points in La Liga with 2 goals each, Nash felt the urge of leaving a quick remark on the Portuguese and Argentinian rivalry.

Cristiano Ronaldo in a red Real Madrid jersey, shirt and uniform, in 2012

Also a big fan of Twitter, Steve Nash made a post this last Monday, where he presumably reveals his preference for Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Canadian seem to have picked a strange way to approach the issue as he posted the following: "Cristiano Ronaldo 2 goals, Messi 2 goals, but a football wiseman said once: 'I don't care if Ronaldo does 6000 sit-ups, because he'll never be as good as Messi'. True?", posted Nash. The puzzling question at the end of his post may however still leave room to speculation on wheter he really thinks that Messi is a better than Ronaldo or not.

Lionel Messi celebrating his 50th goal for Barcelona in the 2011-2012 season

The mentioned 6000 sit-ups appear as a sort of exaggeration and joke, since Ronaldo allegedly had a training and workout routine where he included 3000 sit-ups per day, as it has been reported in a Daily Star news story that quoted a Ronaldo close source, back in 2009.

Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns playmaker, equivalent in the NBA to a football quarterback


Real Madrid next game is for the UEFA Champions League, against CSKA Moscow, this Wednesday (14-03-2012). In the meanwhile you may watch Bayern Munich vs Basel, Inter Milan vs Marseille and Liverpool vs Everton all from our football live streams section. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be on the line-up when Real Madrid hosts CSKA Moscow this next Wednesday.

Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow kick-off time (14-03-2012):

Jakarta (Indonesia) | GMT+7: 02:45
Spain
(Madrid) | GMT+1: 20:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | GMT+0: 19:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | GMT-2: 17:45
New York (United States) | GMT-5: 14:45
Los Angeles (United States) | GMT-8: 11:45
Beijing (China) | GMT-8: 11:45

Sources: ronaldo7.net / twitter.com / marca.com / wikipedia.com / nba.com

Steve Nash wearing a Barcelona jersey

Steve Nash and Ronaldinho at Barcelona

Steve Nash playing basketball for the Canadian National Team

Steve Nash with long hair, playing for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA

Steve Nash side by side with Chinese giant, Yao Ming, in a NBA game between the Phoenix Suns and the Houston Rockets

Steve Nash at a very young age in a white Dallas Mavericks jersey, wearing the number 13

Steve Nash making a free throw for the Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash looking behind his back, at a Phoenix Suns NBA game in 2012

Steve Nash biting his tongue at the Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics game for the NBA

Steve Nash with Kaká at Real Madrid, in 2009

Steve Nash and American soccer star, Landon Donovan

Steve Nash magic back pass in NBA

Steve Nash playing soccer

Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns point guard in 2012

Steve Nash juggling and playing soccer during an NBA game, at a basketball court

Steve Nash flying and falling behind, at a Phoenix Suns game in 2012

Steve Nash at White Hart Lane, with a Tottenham Hotspurs jersey/shirt

Steve Nash assisting a teammate in the air, in an NBA game

Steve Nash free throw technique holding the basketball

Steve Nash perfect basketball fade away jump at an NBA game

Steve Nash no look assist at an NBA game between the Phoenix suns and the LA Lakers

Steve Nash with football/soccer fans, at an Argentina game

Steve Nash wearing a Canada National Team jersey

Steve Nash shirtless and hairy body muscles, with Diego Forlan

Steve Nash and Thierry Henry

Steve Nash in a sleeveless shirt, showing his biceps muscles while working out

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