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NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 100, New York 94

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant poured in 34 points on 14-for-24 shooting Tuesday and the Los Angeles Lakers avenged an earlier loss to New York with a 100-94 win over the Knicks.

NBA: LA Lakers 118, Golden State 115 (OT)

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant got six of his 34 points in overtime Saturday, carrying the Los Angeles Lakers to their third straight win, 118-115 over Golden State.

NBA: Houston 107, Los Angeles Lakers 105

HOUSTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Greg Smith netted 21 points and sparked an improbable second-half rally that carried the Houston Rockets past the Los Angeles Lakers 107-105.
Mike D'Antoni to coach Lakers

Mike D'Antoni to coach Lakers

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Mike D'Antoni will replace Mike Brown as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced.

Woman decries police surveillance camera

PLATTE CITY, Neb., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A Platte City, Neb., woman said police inappropriately aimed a surveillance camera at her back yard and bedroom window.
Lakers' Blake fined for comments to fan

Lakers' Blake fined for comments to fan

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake has been fined $25,000 for "inappropriate" comments he made toward a fan during a game, the NBA said Tuesday.

NBA: LA Clippers 105, LA Lakers 95

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Caron Butler's 3-pointer to end the first half Friday gave the Los Angeles Clippers momentum that carried them to a 105-95 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: Golden State 87, Phoenix 85

PHOENIX, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Carl Landry's jumper with a minute to play gave Golden State a 3-point lead Wednesday and the Warriors held on to edge Phoenix 87-85.

NBA: Dallas 99, Los Angeles Lakers 91

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Darren Collision scored 17 points and O.J. Mayo had 12 Tuesday to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 99-91 opening-night win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Miami, Boston to open NBA 2012-13 season

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat will open their NBA title defense at home against the Boston Celtics when the NBA 2012-13 season opens, the league announced Thursday.

Suns sign Eric Gordon to offer sheet

PHOENIX, July 11 (UPI) -- Restricted free agent guard Eric Gordon Wednesday signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, the team said.

Nash now a Laker

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Veteran point guard Steve Nash has joined the Los Angeles Lakers, who gave up four draft picks to acquire him from Phoenix.
Reports: Suns deal Nash to Lakers

Reports: Suns deal Nash to Lakers

PHOENIX, July 4 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Suns have traded playmaking point guard Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple reports indicated Wednesday.

Nash named Canada basketball GM

TORONTO, May 8 (UPI) -- Steve Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, Tuesday agreed to take over the Canadian men's senior national basketball team as general manager.

NBA: San Antonio 110, Phoenix 106

PHOENIX, April 26 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Patty Mills with 6 seconds remaining Wednesday clinched the San Antonio Spurs' 110-106 victory over Phoenix.
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, steals the ball from Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash during the first half of Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 27, 2010. The Lakers defeated the Suns 103-101. UPI Photo/Lori Shepler
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Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC (born 7 February 1974) is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nash enjoyed a successful high-school basketball career, and he was eventually given a scholarship by Santa Clara University. In his four seasons with the Broncos, the team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and Nash was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year.

After graduating from Santa Clara as the team's all-time leader in assists, Nash entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected as the 15th pick by the Phoenix Suns. He made a minimal impact, and was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998. By his third season with the Mavericks, he was voted into his first NBA All-Star Game and had earned his first All-NBA selection. Together with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals the following season. However, he became a free agent after the 2003–04 season and returned to the Phoenix Suns.

In the 2004–05 season, Nash led the Suns to the Western Conference Finals, and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP). He was named MVP again in the 2005–06 season, and missed out on a third consecutive MVP title to Nowitzki the next season. Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth greatest point guard of all time, Nash has led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career. He is also ranked as one of the top players in NBA league history for three-point shooting, free-throw shooting, total assists and assists per game.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steve Nash."
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