El canadiense Steve Nash, de los Phoenix Suns, es uno de los mejores jugadores de la NBA, y también el más discutido, pero no precisamente por su juego. Cuando empezó la invasión norteamericana a Irak, fue prácticamente el único en toda la liga que se manifestó en contra de esa barbarie. En el All-Star Game del 2003 se puso la famosa camiseta "No war, shoot for peace" y algunos de sus compañeros, famosos y admirados, le invitaron a volver a Canadá. Probablemente, los que le dijeron que se marchase, si supieran leer, estarían de acuerdo con este alucinante discurso perpetrado por el mítico Collin Powell:
We have sent men and women from the armed forces of the United States to other parts of the world throughout the past century to put down oppression. We defeated Fascism. We defeated Communism. We saved Europe in World War I and World War II. We were willing to do it, glad to do it. We went to Korea. We went to Vietnam. All in the interest of preserving the rights of people. And when all those conflicts were over, what did we do? Did we stay and conquer? Did we say, 'Okay, we defeated Germany. Now Germany belongs to us? We defeated Japan, so Japan belongs to us'? No. What did we do? We built them up. We gave them democratic systems which they have embraced totally to their soul. And did we ask for any land? No, the only land we ever asked for was enough land to bury our dead. And that is the kind of nation we are.