Originally posted on nba.com/suns  |  Last updated 2/29/12
By Josh Greene, Suns.com Posted: August 3, 2005 Free-agent guard Raja Bell was supposed to play in Steve Nash’s charity basketball game last Friday, but even the reigning NBA MVP couldn’t argue with the reason for the absence. After all, when your new team's head coach and front office invites you out for Sunday dinner, well... “I told Steve I couldn’t make it because I had to sign this contract,” smiled Bell, following Wednesday’s press conference at America West Arena announcing his joining the Suns. "I think he understood.” The five-year NBA veteran not only jumps onboard a team that had the best record in the NBA last season, he’s once again reunited with his former Dallas Mavericks teammate.
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