words // Brandon Richard
After missing 24 games with a fractured left fibula, Steve Nash returned to the Lakers' lineup this past weekend in a thrilling overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors. Looking to help LA push their win streak to 5 games, Nash took the Staples Center court for the first time since coming back for a Christmas Day matchup with the New York Knicks.
If there's any rust from the layoff, it wasn't evident today. Nash rolled off 16 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds to carry LA to a pivotal 100-94 win.
For the Lakers' first Christmas Day win since 2008, Steve laced up a Player Exclusive colorway of the Nike Hypergamer Low. His PE sports an Atomic Green Hyperfuse upper with purple logos and Crimson hits on the laces, inner lining and Lunarlon midsole. A partially translucent rubber outsole helps cap off the look below.
While you'll be able to get your hands on Nike Basketball's signature Christmas footwear tomorrow, it's not likely that Nash's Hypergamer Low PE will drop anytime soon. As a consolation, a few shots from today's game to follow.