Steve Nash Officially a Laker

This strikes me as the move of a team one player away from winning a title, right now. I just came back to hoops this season, but the Lakers didn't really strike me as that sort of team. Anyway to the news:


Nash will receive a three-year deal in excess of $25 million, sources said, because the Suns ultimately agreed to sign-and-trade him to the Lakers, who can absorb Nash via the trade exception they created by dealing Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks in December. 

 In return, the Suns get four draft picks -- first rounders in 2013 and 2015 and second rounders in 2013 and 2014. Nash's agent, Bill Duffy, said the deal was finalized about 6 p.m., PDT

Like I said, I've been away. I'm sure the assembled Horde can smarten me up. I think the Lakers are definitely a better destination than the Knicks.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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