Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/11/13
To Good To Be True? Hearing word last summer that Steve Nash inked a contract to play for the L.A. Lakers was like a dream come true.  As a huge Nash fan and a diehard Laker follower since the Showtime Era, the combination was parallel to that of peanut butter and jam. Imagine, Kobe Bryant playing with his first real pass-first point guard (no offense Fish), and the lobs that Dwight Howard would finish — all care of BC’s finest.  Add to that the bringing in of Mike D’Antoni and the system in which Nash flurished. Unfortunately, as followers know, such did not really pan out as planned.  Riddled by injuries and lack of chemistry, the Lakers struggled to grab a playoff berth in the tough Western Conference.  While Nash has only played two full seasons in his 17-year career, he has been good for at least 72-78 games per season. The other component, team chemistry, has been a staple for Nash-led teams since he entered the league in 1996 — even the less talented Phoenix Suns teams of th...
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