Nash cuts hair and lops mop-top

Saturday, July 22, 2006


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Steve Nash has replaced his mop-top with a buzz cut. The two-time NBA most valuable player showed up at a basketball camp Wednesday with his trademark unruly hairdo gone.

‘‘I just cut it,’’ the Suns star said with a shrug. ‘‘I don’t really have a rhyme or reason. I felt like taking it off.’’ Nash is almost as famous for his long, wild hair as he is for his pinpoint passes and sharp shooting.

Fans of an NBA video game even complained the Canadian point guard’s hair did not ‘‘flow’’ properly, forcing the manufacturer to make changes.

Nash was in Vancouver to host a charity basketball game.