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Sure, it’s just a way for the NBA to promote their holiday uniforms (this time with sleeves!), but buying stuff is what the holiday season is all about.
Oh, so you thought it couldn’t get any better than a Bear Bryant replica hat? But it can. Two tickets to the BCS National Championship game, that’s how. HOLE-Y MOLE-Y! Roll, you very cute and loving Tide.
Merry Christmas one and all! On this day last year, the NBA was just kicking off its season with a nail-biter between the Celtics and Knicks and the Heat kicking off their championship run with a victory over the defending champion Mavericks in a 2011 Finals rematch. With the NBA already in full swing thanks to a lockout-less season, our stockings have been stuffed with a slew of savory Christmas day matchups.
Once upon a time, Kobe Bryant was a second fiddle, and the first chair violinist was one Shaquille O’Neal. Their storybook threepeat ended with bad tastes left in each others’ mouths, and the feud came to a head on Christmas Day eight years ago: the first matchup that pitted Kobe against Shaq. And it was a big deal.
Tomorrow’s Christmas, so why not send you into it with a performance that even those of you who don’t celebrate this particular holiday can appreciate? That’s right, I’m talking about what might be the greatest individual effort any NBA player has ever put forth on Christmas: Bernard King’ 60 points against the Nets in 1984. Enjoy, and enjoy your day tomorrow.
Tim Tebow himself might have said he thinks it’s “Bronco Time” more than Tebow Time, but the rest of us don’t have to sound modest, so we can face the fact: it’s Tebow time. The latest proof: parodies of classic Christmas tales written about the quarterback.
There will be five NBA games played on Christmas day this year, and it’s got Phil Jackson’s stockings in a bunch.
The video you’ll see after the jump is 1) absolutely insane; 2) possibly dangerous if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy; 3) designed by an operation called “Light Up Lawrence,” in Lawrence, Kansas (hence the KU theme in the display).