Found July 04, 2012 on Hoops Manifesto:
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
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...

Steve Nash parodies 'Dark Knight Rises'

Earlier today, a statement from Steve Nash was released saying that he wanted to be traded closer to home to be near his kids and family. But, if we are to watch this parody of the upcoming Batman flick, I think we can surmise that Nash just wants to be closer to Hollywood. This is hilariously awful. I hope these keep coming, and by Nash’s own admission that he wants to focus...

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Phoenix Suns looking for committment from Michael Beasley

  While the NBA world is focused on a possible sign-and-trade deal that would send Nash to New York and Shumpert (plus others) to Phoenix, the Suns organization is still making other moves. One of those being getting a committment from Michael Beasley to join the Suns family per Paul Coro.  While the Nash saga continues, [...]

Nash, Phoenix finally come to terms — in way that hurts Suns fans the most

—In this April 25, 2012, file photo, Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash leaves the court after an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Phoenix. Nash's agent Bill Duffy said Wednesday, July 4, that the two-time MVP point guard is going to the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) For years, Suns fans wanted Steve...

Suns have busy 4th in readying for life after Nash

The Phoenix Suns are off and running in their roster makeover to face life after Steve Nash. On the same night the team sent their two-time MVP point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers for four draft picks in a sign-and-trade deal, they reacquired his former backup, Goran Dragic, and reached an agreement to sign forward Michael Beasley. Dragic's deal is for $30 million over four...

Agent: Nash goes to Lakers in deal

PHOENIX (AP) -- Steve Nash's agent Bill Duffy says the two-time MVP point guard is going to the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns. The 38-year-old Nash, who spent the past eight seasons with the Suns, was a free agent but a sign-and-trade agreement was necessary for the Lakers to afford him. He agreed to a three-year, 27 million contract. In return...

Eric Gordon Says His Heart Is In Phoenix, Will Sign Max-Deal Offer Sheet With Suns

Restricted Free Agent shooting guard Eric Gordon proclaimed Tuesday night that his heart is in Phoenix, however that may not prevent him from ending up playing in New Orleans. The “Arizona Republic” reported that Gordon will sign a four-year max-deal offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns on July 11, however the team he played for this past season, the New Orleans Hornets have previously...

Knicks in the lead to land Steve Nash via sign-and-trade

Amar’e Stoudemire’s best years in the NBA were absolutely when he had Steve Nash as his point guard in Phoenix. Looks as if a reunion of that pairing could be happening soon as the Knicks look like the front runners to land Nash in a sign-and-trade. Nash and the Knicks are in the critical stages [...]

Video: Nash is 'Batman,' reveals 'Batsanity'

Steve Nash may be making headlines as he will be suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers next season but who knew he also wore another suit -- that as the caped crusader, Batman! Many fanboys are counting down the days for the premier of "The Dark Knight Rises" later this month but Nash revealed how he got in shape with "Batsanity" After putting on some extra pounds...

In Case You Missed It: Steve Nash to the Lakers: Why does it matter?

Steve Nash It really doesn't matter nearly as much as the NBA press would lead you to believe. For those out celebrating the 4th on Wednesday, you may have missed the news that the Phoenix Suns traded franchise cornerstone Steve Nash to the LA Lakers for 4 future draft picks. And yes, as soon as it was announced, the NBA Writing world was swooning. Nash, who is 36...

Report: Steve Nash to the Lakers

As first reported by ESPN'S Marc Stein, the Los Angles Lakers have acquired Steve Nash in a sign and trade deal with the Phoenix Suns. Nash, 38, looks to bring home his first title; something he has desperately coveted. Kobe Bryant also looks to attain his 6th ring, and catch up to Michael Jordan. A two-time MVP, Nash can cement his legacy with a title. The chances only look...

Suns' Beasley says pot issues in past

Michael Beasley says his marijuana issues are a thing of the past, that he's ready to show the Phoenix Suns that their support for him is warranted. The 6-foot-10 forward signed a three-year, $18 million contract with Phoenix on Friday, then faced questions about his past head-on at a news conference. ''I realize 10 minutes of feeling good is not really worth putting...

Nash goes to Hollywood

In a surprising turn of events, Steve Nash is headed to Los Angeles (not the Clippers) in a sign & trade. In the deal, the Lakers give 2013 & 2015 first-round picks and 2013 & 2014 second-round picks to the Suns. Basically, Nash falls into the trade exception the Lakers had from trading Lamar Odom, and as a result, Phoenix gets no salary back in the deal (which is why...

Report: Suns PG Steve Nash Traded to Los Angeles Lakers

David Aldridge of first reported the possibility on Tuesday night, and now John Gambadoro of Sports 620 KTAR in Phoenix is the first to report that the Suns have indeed agreed to send free-agent point guard Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade. The deal has been confirmed by multiple national writers, including Alex Kennedy of and Marc...
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