2010 NBA Schedule: Five Games We’d Love To See on Christmas Day

July 30th, 2010 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
What are the first things that come to your mind when thinking of Christmas? Probably something along the lines of elaborately decorated trees, piles of gifts and endless amounts of wrapping paper, watching It's A Wonderful Life on Xmas Eve, one of the best meals you'll have all year, and quality time with those you love the most. The one thing missing from that list? That's right...some NBA basketball! Since the 1940s, the NBA has featured games on Christmas Day. In 1983, those games started getting picked up on national TV. In 2008 and 2009, ESPN and ABC split a whopping five games up among the day as NBA junkies across the world rejoiced. Thirteen consecutive hours of basketball on the most celebrated holiday of the year? Yes, please. Most of the time, the scheduling masters of the Association do a great job putting forth elite teams and players at the most opportune times. Other than last year's Suns-Clippers blowout and the Heat-Knicks snoozefest, the eight games of the last two years have featured showdowns like Celtics-Lakers, Celtics-Magic, Spurs-Suns, and Mavs-Blazers, and players such as Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Brandon Roy, Dirk Nowit ...

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