Before joining the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason, Steve Nash spent the last eight seasons of his career as a member of the Phoenix Suns–with his main intention of joining a different team being the fact it would be his best chance of winning a championship before he retires. On Wednesday, Nash will return to Phoenix for the first time to face his former team–which should turn out to be quite the interesting matchup.
While just about everybody that watches the NBA expected the Suns to struggle during the 2012-13 season, nobody could have predicted the Lakers to be off to this type of disappointing start at 20-25 considering the amount of talent on the squad. Not only did Los Angeles acquire Nash during the offseason to play alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, the team also acquired Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic–leaving this team with one of the best lineups in the league on paper that would cause problems for just about any team out there.
Instead, the Lakers have become one of the biggest laughing stocks of the league instead as they’ve struggled to develop chemistry for most of the season so far. It’s understandable for a group of players with this much talent to take some time when it comes to adjusting to each other’s style of play, but nobody could have predicted them to take this long.
Who knows–maybe the Lakers will struggle more than fans originally anticipated when Nash makes his return on Wednesday.
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