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Nash spreading the word about basketball

Updated: June 19, 2010, 3:56 PM ET

Posted by Jemele Hill

JOHANNESBURG -- Even in soccer-mad South Africa, the NBA has found a presence.

Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, who was born in Johannesburg, dropped by Discovery Park to play soccer with Patrick Vieira, formerly of the French national team, and Lucas Radebe, who used to play for the South Africa.

It wasn't just a coincidence, though. Nash was joined by the Milwaukee Bucks' Luc Mbah a Moute and Obinna Ekezie, the former Maryland star who ...

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