Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 7/11/12
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PHOENIX It was not quite an over-my-dead-body moment. But it was close. Steve Nash wanted to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers? When we first heard it, we had the same reaction that probably everybody in this community had, which was a visceral reaction that says, No way. Were not going to do that, Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said here Wednesday. Thats crazy. The Suns moved off that position for four Lakers draft choices and 3 million, ultimately coming to the conclusion that to move forward they had to jettison the face of the franchise.As counterintuitive and even, well, crazy, as it sounds. So while Nash spent Wednesday afternoon saying how surprised and excited he was to bring his 9,916 assists and his three-year, 27 million, sign-and-trade contract to the contending Lakers, Babby spent time explaining why it had to happen that way, and why the Suns eventually will be able to contend because of it. The Suns and Nash met four times early in the of...
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