The Lakers added their point guard of the future by taking one of the best ever, plucking Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns for a slew of draft picks.

Nash brings instant life to a Lakers offense that was moribund last season, possibly pushing them into the upper reaches of the Western Conference, if not the entire NBA, yet again.

It took the Lakers almost 20 years to find a point guard as dynamic as Magic Johnson, but they did it.