|Steve Nash will join Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Getty Images)|
The move to the archrival is now official.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday that they have acquired All-Star guard Steve Nash in a sign-and-trade agreement. The Lakers will send first-round picks in 2013 and 2015, second-round picks in 2013 and 2014 and $3 million cash for Nash, who has signed a 3-year contract worth $25 million.
Nash, 38, will join Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant in one of the NBA's best backcourts.
This deal could not become official until the NBA's 10-day moratorium was lifted, which happened at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.