Steve Nash signed his new three-season, $27 million contract with the Lakers a few minutes past 9 p.m. Tuesday in the restaurant of a Marina del Rey hotel, just after the NBA's moratorium on new business was lifted.
The Lakers completed their sign-and-trade deal for Nash with the Phoenix Suns at about 6 a.m. Wednesday, formalizing their swap with a conference call with the league office. Nash politely but firmly declined to participate, citing the early hour.
"I think that's the general manager's job," he told Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak.
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