Steve Nash Says He Was Extremely Close To Signing With The Raptors

The fans of the Toronto Raptors are going flip out their seats when they read this story.

Wow Toronto what could have been in the Air Canada Centre.

Pro Basketball Talk via the Toronto Sun is reporting that Canada’s own Steve Nash says he was extremely close to becoming a Toronto Raptor.

In an interview with QMI Agency last week, Nash confirmed he was on the verge of signing a deal with the Raptors. GM Bryan Colangelo reportedly offered the Victoria, B.C., product a three-year, $36-million contract — close to $10 million more than he received from the Lakers.

“I was very close, you know,” Nash said. “Because it appeared that they were going to be an option long before free agency started. So I got my head around that and I was comfortable with that and happy with the opportunity to play in Toronto. But when this opportunity (with the Lakers) became a reality, I couldn’t pass it up.”

Toronto shouldn’t be that mad, the Lakers got a veteran to help finish out the Kobe Bryant era, and the Raptors got a good solid young point guard in Kyle Lowry.

Still Toronto what could have been.