Canadian sports fans enjoy taking pride in the accomplishments of NBA star Steve Nash, who is arguably the best basketball player this country has ever produced. Meanwhile, Nash snubbed Team Canada for the Olympic qualifiers and the team failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. Had Nash played, the odds of the team winning a spot on the highest world stage would have been dramatically higher, and frankly I am disappointed. You don't see that kind of patriotic apathy from hockey players who take great pride in wearing the Canada jersey. I don't really care if Nash has a disagreement with how the team has been managed because that has nothing to do with Canadian basketball fans who just want to watch the team compete at the highest level. Steve Nash let down Canadian sports fans. You would never see that kind of selfishness from a hockey player. Not even Eric Lindros ever turned down an opportunity to play with the Olympic team.
I have lost respect for Steve Nash. He spent more time this summer hanging out with Justin Beiber than he did representing Canada, when we needed him the most.