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Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns laughs with Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at the Staples Center on December, 10 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
The Lakers get a two-time MVP and a dynamic point guard to punch up their offense. The Phoenix Suns get four draft picks. And 38-year-old Steve Nash gets to stay near his family, who live in Phoenix.
Nash himself was instrumental in the deal, convincing the reluctant Suns to agree to a sign-and-trade deal with L.A. Nash signed with the Lakers for $27 million for three years.
But who’ll get the best end of this deal? Lakers fans, no doubt, who can look forward to an energized and potentially title-winning team.
A Martinez, host of ESPN LA’s In the Zone and Laker Lines