What Steve Nash really wants to do is direct

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Thumbnail image for nash_game6.pngMovie directors need to be passionate about their subject for the work to be any good.

Steve Nash is passionate about Terry Fox.

Which is what should make Nash’s directorial debut interesting. Nash and his production company have made “Into the Wind” about Fox for part of ESPN’s fantastic 30 for 30 series.

Terry Fox was a national obsession in Canada in 1980, he ran from one end of the country to the other on an artificial leg to raise money for cancer awareness.

He never made it — two thirds of the way across the country new tumors were discovered. Fox died a year later. Nash, about to start training camp with the Phoenix Suns, talked about all that recently in an interview on NBA.com.

Nash said on a conference call Wednesday he was fascinated by “the conflict between being this humble, quiet kid who wanted to shy away from the spotlight, and at the same time his quest was built on attention.”

Into the Wind debuts next Tuesday, September 28 at 8 p.m. on ESPN and will air several times through the week.

PBT Extra bold prediction previews: Clippers ready to win West?

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With our PBT Extra videos, we are previewing the entire NBA by using bold predictions, starting in the Pacific Division (we already did the Warriors).

Some of those predictions come from fans on Twitter where I had sent out a request, including the bold prediction for the Clippers.

It could happen, they are certainly contenders. But two things need to happen.

The big one is their defense, which was middle of the pack last season, needs to move into the top 10 (and DeAndre Jordan needs to play consistently like a guy who is third in Defensive Player of the Year voting).

Second is the new and improved bench unit of Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, and Jamal Crawford (he’s not new) need to mesh into a unit. Those are three guys who like to create for themselves and make questionable shot choices, getting them play well with others could be a bumpy road.

Stephen Curry gives high five while his shot is in air (video)

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Stephen Curry said the defending-champion Warriors would have no problem picking up where they left off.

His swagger certainly remains intact.