Nash a media guy

Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash will travel to South Africa to report on the World Cup for

Nash, whose team was eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals, will file eight videos and have additional reports and photos posted to's social media platforms under a deal with Meathawk, his production company.

A Canadian citizen who was born in Johannesburg, the two-time NBA MVP is a Tottenham fan and is involved in the ownership group of the MLS team in Vancouver that starts play in 2011.

Food fit for a king

One of the Cavaliers' most famous fans is hoping the way to LeBron James' heart is through his stomach.

Cleveland native Michael Symon, one of Food Network's Iron Chefs, has offered to go to James' house once a month and cook a meal for his family and friends if he re-signs as a free agent with the Cavaliers.

Jordan in video game

Michael Jordan will help develop the "NBA 2K11" video game and will be on its cover.

That's a departure from a typical cover deal with athletes, according to Jason Argent, vice president of marketing at Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.'s 2K Sports, which is publishing the game.

Usually, the game maker simply hands over a check. Argent said Jordan will work closely with the game's developers, right down to such details as whether a character's elbow in the game is at the correct angle for a shot. Players will be able to play Jordan's character to vicariously slam-dunk their way to victory from the comfort of their couch.

The game will go on sale Oct. 5.

- Associated Press