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Old 07-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #931 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:02 PM   #932 (permalink)
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Bullshit. The Lakers have been showing interest since the season ended. The Knicks & Raptors were the early frontrunners which is why you didn't hear much about the Lakers in the beginning.
Well then it clearly wasn't serious enough until now. And the media saying the Raps were the "frontrunners" is BS. They said it because they were the first ones to offer him a deal and offered him the most $. Just because they were first doesn't mean they had a shot. He didn't care about the money, which shows that his kids were a priority. And like i said, the Knicks were in because the family was willing to move to NYC with him. But if you have the option of being an hour away (with Kobe) or uprooting your kids (with Melo -_- ) you'd be an idiot not to go to LA. He went to PHX management and asked for them to work out a deal with LA. They were classy enough to oblige. End of story. I don't see what the big deal is.
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The Suns FO originally didn't want to do the trade with Lakers. Fortunately for the Lakers, they reconsidered after Steve made the request (Kobe recruiting). It was a favor to Nash for his services, I guess.
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Well then it clearly wasn't serious enough until now. And the media saying the Raps were the "frontrunners" is BS. They said it because they were the first ones to offer him a deal and offered him the most $. Just because they were first doesn't mean they had a shot. He didn't care about the money, which shows that his kids were a priority. And like i said, the Knicks were in because the family was willing to move to NYC with him. But if you have the option of being an hour away (with Kobe) or uprooting your kids (with Melo -_- ) you'd be an idiot not to go to LA. He went to PHX management and asked for them to work out a deal with LA. They were classy enough to oblige. End of story. I don't see what the big deal is.
Come on, the Raptors did have a shot at Nash and you'd be delusional to say that weren't the leading candidates to get Nash at one point.

And what's your excuse for Nash just last week saying he would could never see himself joining the Lakers and now he's running to get his purple and gold uniform. I find it hard to believe one call from Kobe could make him do a complete 180 on his beliefs and beg the Suns management to trade him there.

I'm not really upset that Nash chose to go the Lakers what pisses me off is him saying just last week how he wouldn't feel comfortable with the Lakers, could never see himself as a Laker, he wants to beat the Lakers not join them, he'll always consider them his rivals, but now he requests that the Suns trade him there.
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lulz, I knew who you meant. Just giving you a hard time.

Why is anyone giving Nash a free pass for this? He is going against something he said literally A WEEK AGO.

I understand the Lakers fans loving this gut the guy lost a lot of respect from me.
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Nash specifically said he would never want to join the Lakers. That was a WEEK AGO. It's not like he can get a pass for changing him mind over time on that one. So much hate. The fact that he's being traded for late picks is a joke too. Teams are giving competitive offers for him as well as more money and he settles for less money on a team he never wanted to play for.
It's not like he said I will never ever sign with the LA Lakers. His exact words were that it would be hard to put the jersey on but then went on to say how much respect he has for the organization. Clearly Kobe said something to him that changed his mind. And being 1 hour away from the kids probably weighed in too.

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I would take Iman Shumpert in a heartbeat over a #28 pick in a draft.
You posted it yourself, the Suns didnt think he would actually be an option to be included. And the Knicks would be retarded to do that themselves, I don't believe for a second he was actually a possibility.

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Lakers didn't get into the mix because Nash publicly took them out of the mix...No way Jerry Colangelo signs Fields if Nash told him from the jump he wants to stay close to his kids or play for a contender...No way Knicks contemplate giving up Shumpert just to see Phoenix is willing to take mediocre draft picks...This whole thing screams confusion & contradiction lol
Colangelo already said Fields was on their radar, with or without Nash. The retard contract was his doing. And even if he wasn't on the radar, that wasn't Nash's fault at all.
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Kobe probably let Nash get in on the white girls to change his mind and that's surprising because Kobe never sets up his teammates and always looks to score.
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I don't get how it would be "hard to put on a Laker jersey and play for them, he considers them his rivals, wants to beat them instead of join them, is old-school", is pretty much saying he doesn't want to be a Laker but yet he requests a trade to them. Not buying the thing about him being an hour away from his kids, sure it's a benefit for Steve for playing with the Lakers but I doubt it was that big of a deal in his decision. Because like I said if that was the case he would've never considered any other team besides the Lakers.
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