There are some things that take getting used to. The Brooklyn Nets. Touchscreen phones. Governor Schwarzenegger. Your neighbor, Karen.
And then there's Steve Nash, in a Lakers uniform:
It's a shot that will make some retch, and some jump with giddy glee. Whatever your affiliation, it's still a jarring sight. And though we've had issues with the "COUNT THA RINGZZ" crew in the past, a basketball genius like Steve Nash running a show that involves Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and (especially) Pau Gasol is so more intriguing and appealing than him wasting his final years on a middling crew in Phoenix, or helping in Toronto's latest rebuilding attempt.
And, sorry Dan, it's better than the bloody Knicks.
The 2012-13 NBA schedule has yet to be released, so we haven't confirmed if it's 75 or 76 of Los Angeles' 82 regular-season games will be nationally televised. In the meantime, here's a picture of Steve Nash hanging out on Nash Street, located near the team's practice facility in El Segundo, Calif.
Don't leave your wallet there, Steve.
(All photos courtesy the Los Angeles Lakers' Twitter account.)
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