1. BASKETS AND BALLS

    Steve Nash Returns, Lakers Win

    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 22: Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on December 22, 2012 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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    He’s back. For those Lakers fans actually experiencing apocalypse-like symptoms—Los Angeles’s basketball team was supposed to be a superpower, but instead it’s struggling with a losing record—there is hope. Lakers point guard Steve Nash, known for his Canadian roots and formerly Katie Couric–style hair, returned to the team after missing 24 games with a fracture in his leg. Not only did Nash score 12 points and tally 9 assists (while Kobe Bryant also added 34), but he boosted the Lakers to an overtime win against Golden State. And he’s rocking a new haircut.

    Read it at USA Today