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.
“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.