EL SEGUNDO, CA – MARCH 24: Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers announces his retirement at a press conference at the Toyota Sports Center on March 24, 2015 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The last time former Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash was seen publicly was during Fox’s coverage of the Women’s World Cup and at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Now we learn that Nash will be one of the producers for an independent movie on the 1980’s Dallas drug scene.

Variety reports that the movie will look at the origins of the drug ecstasy also known as MDMA in Europe and Molly now, and how it came to being during the rave movement in Big D.

Ecstasy was legal in the early 1980’s and grew in popularity among college students and young adults. It was later outlawed and Dallas’ drug scene eventually died.

Variety quotes Nash as follows:

“Having played in Dallas for six years, I was drawn to this project for its relationship with the city,” said Nash. “After poring over the material I found an incredibly unique story with so many vibrant characters and a bold history known as the origin to the rave scene ecstasy culture. Its footprints are now all over the world.”

There’s no word as to when the movie will be released or if there’s a working title. All we know for sure is that Nash is certainly keeping busy in his retirement from the NBA.


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