The strangest thing happened today - a NBA superstar signed with his former team's arch rival, and yet he probably will still be loved forever in his former home. Former Sun Steve Nash has reported joined the Lakers in a sign in trade deal, and somehow pulled it off in such a classy, honest way that even the most hardcore of the Suns faithful can't criticize him for it. Here is Nash's statement, courtesy of ESPN:
For the last 8 seasons I've been blessed to play for a team and a city that has embraced me and that I have come to call home. This is a tough business and the only thing constant in life is change.
After talking with (owner) Robert (Sarver) and (president of basketball operations) Lon (Babby) we've agreed that it's time for both of us to move in new directions. I approached them and asked if they would be willing to do a sign and trade deal with L.A. because it is very important to me to stay near my children and family.
They were very appr...