Feb 7, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lakers defeated the Sixers 112-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers have no regrets over signing Steve Nash


It’s lis incredibly safe and correct to say that Steve Nash signing with the Los Angeles Lakers was a giant mistake for all involved. Not only have the Lakers been laughed off stage for the way things have turned out, but poor Steve Nash is stuck watering down his legacy.

But while the experiment didn’t work, the Los Angeles Lakers regret nothing, as GM Mitch Kupchak says he doesn’t regret signing Nash.

Per ESPNLosAngeles reporter Dave McMenamin:

“No regrets,” Kupchak said before the Lakers played the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. “You have to recognize where you are as a franchise and we felt we had a two-year window, maybe three, to go for a championship and that’s what we did.

“Looking back on it, which nobody can do, that’s a different story. But at the time, we knew exactly what we were doing.”

The experiment failed, but no one knew it at the time. Cynics which this upon the Lakers, but only because the situation looked primed to work out. It turned out to be an unfortunate mess but one the Lakers are climbing out of with no regrets.

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  • Chrmngblly

    What an ugly thing it is to watch Nash claw for loose change in the Laker’s couch. He’s just hanging on for the check. My God. Why didn’t he wait until he was actually healthy before playing again? Because as soon as he set foot on the court the game before last, the Lakers could no longer cut him for medical reasons, but his full salary still counts against the cap. Nash doesn’t give a damn about the Lakers.

    Very recently, two different players broke the D league scoring record on back-to-back games—–50 points and 56 points. Wouldn’t you like to see those two players get their shot at impressing the Lakers fans and coaches? If we didn’t have a gimp like Nash—who is never going to be healthy for the rest of his life—clogging up the roster and sucking up salary, we could bring these young guys up.

    I am tired of hearing about Nash. We don’t owe him anything. In the overall picture, Nash was not really, actually that good. Gasp! Think. Was he as good as John Stockton? Gail Goodrich? Oscar Robertson? Isaiah Thomas? Magic Johnson? How many others can you think of that will overshadow him when he finally retires? I just wish he would leave with more dignity.

    This, unfortunately, is another thing I lay on Jimmy Buss. Boss-man, it may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but the verdict is in. The Nash experiment is a failure and it is time to move on. If Nash won’t leave, you have to cut him loose. It is dirty work, but that is part of being a boss, too. Clean out the closet, please.