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Lon Babby had been preparing for the day when Steve Nash would no longer be with the Phoenix Suns.
Knowing it was coming didn't make it any easier for the Suns' president of basketball operations.
Calling the decision to part with Nash ''excruciating,'' Babby says Wednesday that last week's sign-and-trade deal with the rival Los Angeles Lakers was a necessary move for the Suns to transition into a younger and more athletic team.
Babby says the team met with Nash on four occasions after the season, but it became apparent the team couldn't accommodate what the two-time league MVP needed and still have money left to rebuild.
Nash was introduced by the Lakers early in the day after being traded for four draft picks.
BEST OF MAXIM
Wednesday was a big day for Steve Nash in Los Angeles. The new Lakers point guard met with the media for the first time and took his first photos donning the purple and gold. He later attended the ESPYs which were held at the Nokia Theater across the street from Staples Center where Nash will be playing his home games.
Nash was singled out by host Rob Riggle during the show-opening...
As part of Steve Nash's "Nash, Camera, Action", a movie parody series directed by Nash himself, he decided to take on Star Wars.
Makes sense seeing as how he has pretty much converted to the dark side and now plays for the Suns' rival, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nash plays Darth Vader in the clip with Suns forward Jared Dudley as a Luke Skywalker-esque character...
MOVES LIKE DAMON
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a video from the fine folks over at Network of Champions that featured Lakers point guard Steve Nash parodying, "The Dark Knight Rises".Well, the latest video is out and this time Steve is doing a parody of the upcoming movie "The Bourne Legacy":
EL SEGUNDO, Calif -- If the Lakers win the NBA Championship this season, picture the newest Laker point guard, Steve Nash, leading the celebration at STAPLES Center. It may not be Shaquille O'Neal yelling "CAN YOU DIG IT?" over and over to a crowd of about a half-million gathered on Figueroa and Chick Hearn Court. But Nash promises it will be unforgettable.
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.
Thanks to the world of YouTube, parents filming their kids freaking out has become a trend that cannot be ignored and one little girl's epic freak out over a certain Canadian born point guard is featured in this post.Check out this little Steve Nash fan who wasn't exactly pleased that he got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers:(Courtesy of BDL Sports)
LA Lakers guard Steve Nash is "The Bourne Laker" ... from the West.
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The Lakers didn't just patch a hole on the roster at point guard, general manager Mitch Kupchak landed one of the best to ever play the position in eight-time All-Star Steve Nash. The two-time MVP was acquired from the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal. The Lakers traded a package of draft picks -- first-rounders in 2013 and 2015 and second-rounders in 2013 and '14...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Steve Nash knew the scene was more than a bit surreal when he stood in the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex, grinning and holding up a gold No. 10 jersey with his name on the back.
"Being here right now is something I never foresaw," Nash said Wednesday. "That (jersey) was a major hurdle for me just to get over visually as a player."...
The Los Angeles Lakers haven't had a great point guard since Kobe Bryant joined the team in 1996. Now they have one of the greatest of all-time to pair with Bryant in the backcourt. Steve Nash, who arrived in the NBA the same time as Bryant in '96, was acquired from the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal that cost the Lakers two first-round draft picks, two second...