Steve Nash exhibits his brand new team and brand new Jersey (Photo : Courtesy of twitter.com/Lakers)
Steve Nash was introduced to the Lakers on Wednesday after he signed a three-year dear with Los Angeles.
The 38-year-old veteran was pictured with his new no. 10 yellow and purple jersey as the press conference carried on.
Once a Lakers foe, Nash will now reinforce the Lakers roster playing alongside with Kobe and the other Lakers players to hunt for championships.
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"Being here right now is something I never foresaw. ... It's an exciting project, to say the least. ... I definitely never thought I'd play 19 years in the league, and I feel very fortunate that I have my health and, most importantly, have the desire to do it. I still enjoy pushing myself to get better and produce. I don't foresee that changing, and that's the key ingredient," he said according to the Associated Press.
Phoenix has been one of Nash's two homes. After playing with the Suns for two seasons at the beginning of his Career, he moved to Dallas in 1998, where he ended up playing for six seasons before returning to Phoenix. Thus, he's been playing for Phoenix since 2004.
Reportedly, Nash chose to sign with the Lakers for two primary reasons: to be close to his family in Phoenix and to join a winning team.
Nash may finally have a shot to earn his first title after more than 15 years in the league.
Aware of the Suns-Lakers rivalry, Nash apologized and thanked Suns fans for the years he was in Phoenix.
If he maintains his game consistent, he will be adding about 12.5 points per game, 10.7 assists, and would be playing as point-guard for 31.4 minutes.
Nash's will receive $27 million for his three years in the Lakers.