Steve Nash Trade: ESPN's Marc Stein Confirms Move to Lakers

First reported by Phoenix sports talk show host John Gambadoro, the news of Steve Nash heading to the Los Angeles Lakers has now been confirmed by ESPN's Marc Stein.

Stein says the Suns have agreed to trade Nash to the Lakers for a "package of future picks," while also confirming an intial report from KTAR stating that the Suns have consented to send their now-former point guard to Southern California so he can be close to his kids.

And because we were all pretty blindsided by this move while celebrating our nation's independence, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix added this nugget as the Nash-to-LA news spread Wednesday evening:

Details of the move have yet to be released, nor do we currently know what Nash's contract will look like, but it's clear that the Lakers aren't too keen on the idea of fading from contention in the Western Conference.

For more on the Suns, please visit Bright Side of the Sun and SB Nation Arizona. For more on the Lakers, visit Silver Screen and Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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