Steelers coach slammed with $100K fine; smoke and fire cause NBA game to be postponed; plus Deion Sanders is fired from charter school for the second time this year. —Dominique Zonyéé
After nearly eight months of recovery due to an Achilles injury, Kobe Bryant returned back to the court on Dec. 8. Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds in his season debut, but the Lakers were unable to stop the Toronto Raptors and lost 106-94. "I think the last time I had eight months off, I was still in the womb," Bryant said. "It felt good to get out there."