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Beer Company Swears Steve Nash Video Isn't Staged

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Amid the cries of "sweet!" came cries of "phony!" when video taken of fans handing a Keystone Light beer tonew Lakers player Steve Nash surfaced online. Now the beer company is going on record to say they are not behind the stunt.

Reps from Keystone told TMZ: "While we can take credit for the 'Always Smooth' taste of Keystone Light, we had nothing to do with this video."

Nash himself posted the video to his Twitter account:

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With the 38-year-old point guard doing the posting, eyebrows were raised that this was a PR stunt. But a few signs do seem to corroborate Keystone's claim they weren't involved. As many viewers of the videos point out, the clearly visible open containers in the moving vehicles would be problematic from an advertising/legal standpoint.

Alas, the choice of beer itself is probably the only disappointment in this goofy encounter: "Save for, perhaps, a better brand of beer this couldn't have gone any better," observes Yahoo! Sports. (We wish it had been a local craft brew, like Golden Road or Eagle Rock, just to make it a proper L.A. beer welcome.) The brand doesn't seem to be a bad choice for Nash, who says on camera "Fans have been pretty good so far," after he's successfully passed the beer can from a Yellow taxi.

Hopefully Nash and the Lakers will find success in the NBA next season, otherwise Nash might not want to see how L.A. reacts. Oh, wait--we set things on fire, loot, and smash up taxi cabs when the Lakers win. Welcome to L.A., Steve!