The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly signed Steve Nash, an NBA MVP now playing with the Phoenix Suns, it was reported today.
The Lakers will execute a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns, giving Nash a three-year contract in L.A. for $25 million. The Lakers can absorb Nash onto the payroll because of Lamar Odom's trade to Dallas in December, ESPN and the Arizona republic newspaper reported.
ESPN.com reported that Nash was convinced to move 400 miles west on Interstate 10 by Kobe Bryant. The moves also keeps Nash relatively close to his
wife and three small children in Phoenix.
Nash, a Canadian, turned down strong offers from the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks, ESPN reported.
- City News Service
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