The Los Angeles Lakers weren't just celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. They were also celebrating the sign-and-trade deal with the Suns that landed them two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash.
This move not only immediately makes the Lakers legitimate title contenders, but it also gives them what might be the best backcourt in the game right now. They have some tough competition, but three NBA MVPs between Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant make them hard to beat.
Still though, with both of them on the wrong side of 30, there are several young guard duos in the league that could give them a run for their money.