Found July 04, 2012 on Metta Chronicles:
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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 they do the deal).

First was John Gambadoro, a Phoenix radio host who sent out the tweet:

Nash to LA for multiple picks all but done!!!

 

Soon after, Marc Stein confirmed:

 Sources say Suns have consented to sign-and-trade Steve Nash to Lakers for package of future picks

 

Man, I would love to see Kobe’s reaction right now. He gets to finish his career with one of the league’s best point guards, and Nash gets to finish his career with a shot at a title.

Oh, btw, for anyone who has ever said “no one likes playing with Kobe” …

RT @AlexKennedyNBA Nash chose the Lakers over the Knicks, according to source. Kobe Bryant recruited him.

I wonder if LA will let Nash wear No. 13 still? They retired it for Wilt.

Like I say, being a Lakers fan is like Christmas morning every day. Well, most days. Looks like Christmas fell on July 4th this year.

Lakers back …

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