Lakers all in with Steve Nash deal

Veteran guard shows L.A. is still a landing spot as team shows its commitment

Updated: July 5, 2012, 1:56 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It has been a while since one of the NBA's elite players looked around the league, considered all of his options, and decided that the Los Angeles Lakers offered him the best chance to win.

OK, it has been since December, when Chris Paul made the very same decision Steve Nash just did, only to have NBA Commissioner David Stern wag his index finger at the proposed trade with the New Orleans Hornets and send Paul into the other home locker room at Staples Center to play for ...

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