The high price of being the Lakers

With steep taxes looming, the team will have difficult choices to make soon

Updated: April 4, 2013, 4:39 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLA.com

LOS ANGELES -- Steve Nash sat in front of his locker Tuesday night before a game that could have essentially ended this miserable Los Angeles Lakers season. He put his socks on slowly. His hamstrings were still sore, his hip was in spasm, his back wasn't much better. Every movement required some consideration and care.

If things had gone as planned for the Lakers this season, Nash would be resting right now. Healing up for the playoffs. Gearing up for what he'd hoped would be a championship ...

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