While the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are battling for a shot to play in the NBA Finals, there are 26 teams that have begun their offseason work. With free agency looming in July, free agent players are waiting for their chance to be able to choose where they want to play.
For Steve Nash, this will be the most important offseason in his entire 16-year career in the NBA. This will likely be the last team that Nash will suit up for in the NBA. The 38-year-old, who has yet to earn a ring, will likely pick a team that has the opportunity to win a championship.
The Los Angeles Lakers could be a team in the mix to sign Steve Nash. They could use an upgrade in their backcourt and the team is a lock for the playoffs every year (having last missed the playoffs in the 2004-05 season). Steve Nash would be an exceptional signing for the Lakers; he could provide the savvy playmaking ability that the Lakers have been trying to find to play alongside of Kobe Bryant.
This move would make a lot of sense for the Lakers, and I expect them to make a hard push for Nash when free agency begins. However, Steve Nash would be a fool to shoot to L.A. and team up with Kobe for the Lakers—and here are five reasons why.