If you replaced Steve Nash with a similarly skilled point guard on the Lakers (say a slightly better Dragic), they would be so incredibly hateable. Kobe, Metta World AlmostKilledJamesHarden, and Dwight? Those three make the Heat look like a movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Stone, and Jesus (not Tim Tebow, the real one). But you throw Steve Nash on the team and suddenly they’re hate-proof. Besides being a good point guard, Nash is like hatability insurance. Trading for the most despised athlete since “The Decision”? No worries. Here comes Steve Nash to get a road beers from some Laker fans. Fuck you, Steve. I would have really enjoyed hating these guys.
Sorry Steve. I didn’t mean that. You’re the best.