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Canada Rising: Steve Nash on the joy of representing his country

As the Canadian men's basketball team prepares for a critical game Friday night at the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifier, general manager Steve Nash talks about why he loves competing on the world stage.

Men's basketball GM says playing for Canada is priceless

Steve Nash talks about the unique experience of playing on the world stage. 2:02

Click on the video player above to watch the latest instalment of Canada Rising, in which men's national team general manager Steve Nash talks about the joy of playing on the world stage.

Nash, who led Canada to a seventh-place finish at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, also talks about the adjustments that young players have to make in comparison to the NBA game. 

Nash's team is currently playing in the FIBA Americas tournament in Mexico with the hopes of securing a berth in the 2016 Olympics.

Canada plays Venezuela in the semifinals on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. The winner qualifies for the Olympics.

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