Does Steve Nash Prove Leaving the Phoenix Suns Is Surest Path to Bad Karma?

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Does Steve Nash Prove Leaving the Phoenix Suns Is Surest Path to Bad Karma?
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Steve Nash is currently having a fairly disastrous season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his team is still struggling to secure a playoff spot in the West.

However, Nash is not the only star player to struggle after leaving the Phoenix Suns.

Over the past two decades, something of a curse has plagued great players who leave the Suns, whether through free agency or a forced trade. Most star players who leave the team struggle to duplicate their success in Phoenix elsewhere.

Of course, there have been a few exceptions to the rule. Jason Kidd had several extremely productive seasons with the New Jersey Nets, and Joe Johnson became an All-Star in Atlanta after being traded by Phoenix.

But the vast majority of players who left Phoenix have experienced bad karma, though not always immediately. There is probably a perfectly rational and logical reason for each individual case, but after so many former Suns have fallen from grace, you might just be able to call this a curse.

Here is a time line charting the downfall of several great former Suns who left the team within the past 20 years. 

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