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  • There's something about Christmas morning that just brings joy to the NBA fan masks because it makes us all appreciate the little things in life like somebody getting jammed on, crossed up or otherwise embarrassed on one of the biggest stages of the association has to offer on an annual basis a tradition that dates back to 1947.

  • The N B A on December 25th has offered no shortage of memorable moments and just to be messy, because that's all this league knows how to do.

  • Why don't we start our reminiscing with two now teammates that were at each other's next K D and Kyrie in 2016?

  • The calves were coming off that come back turned Internet meme of a 31 deficit.

  • But Durant was the off season acquisition that was supposed to make sure that never happens again.

  • Entering the fourth Easy money sniper was on his way to a 36 point performance, and the Warriors win.

  • But getting buckets is what makes Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving.

  • It comes.

  • Irving drives on Thompson.

  • Irving spins, puts up the shot way 3.4 remaining.

  • Anyway, I'm sure it's all love between those two now, just like it was on the Christmas Day matchup between the Lakers and Clippers this past season.

  • Not between those two teams, of course.

  • I'm talking about between Anthony Davis and Kevin Hart, right before halftime, Stolen by Davis puts it up.

  • He goes crash under the six courtside.

  • Something that actually went down 10 years ago was the triple double performance that LeBron put together against the team he leads these days.

  • 305 Brown was brand new on the scene, and he was determined to make a statement.

  • Chickens looking fires for three.

  • That's good.

  • A Z.

  • The shot clock expires.

  • 27 points, 11 boards and 10 steals.

  • Put him in the rarefied air of cats to pull off a double digit three piece on the NBA is holiday.

  • LeBron found himself on the wrong side of this type of dominance to the Christmas Day of 03 Tracy McGrady opted to steal the show.

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  • Mac made a habit of this, too.

  • Dudes just love to get money on Christmas.

  • Averaged over 43 points on the holiday during his career 46 a year ago.

  • I think he enjoys playing on Christmas Day.

  • Scottie Pippen put in a similar Herculean effort back in 94.

  • No, Jordan didn't necessarily mean no problem.

  • But with his Airness is recent retirement the first one, not the real one.

  • It fell on pipping shoulders.

  • It was an overtime contest against the Knicks, and Scotty played every last one of the 53 minutes in it.

  • Things were understandably easier when MJ was around on Christmas Day.

  • Two years prior, Michael Jordan faced the same opponent, and things certainly got rowdy.

  • Despite the noise, he dropped a smooth 42 in front of the home crowd, while New York couldn't buy a daggone bucket, all of it culminating in the 12 point win for the Bulls.

  • And look, I recognize that these last couple of recollections ain't necessarily the friendliest for Knick fans, but there are some positive associations that we can make to.

  • In 1985 against the Celtics, Patrick Ewing was on one rookie season Christmas debut.

  • The man recorded 32 points in 11 boards and let a ridiculous 25 point comeback against the eventual NBA champion sees.

  • What about been RK dude, embody the soul of Madison Square Garden and all who attended games there.

  • His career high 60 points on Christmas of 1984 included 40 before halftime, 26 of them on the night from the line.

  • I mean, King was running things in New York.

  • No, they didn't win the game.

  • But that's besides the point.

  • This, too.

  • It was probably the most momentous off all on his way to his Onley scoring title.

  • When you talk about the soul that still permeates throughout MSG, that's it.

  • It's about Bernard being Brooklyn's own in making everyone in that city proud to rock the orange and blue.

  • Speaking of pride, that's one of the things that's on the line.

  • Sometimes in these Christmas Day games, we had our first ever MBA Finals rematch on the holiday in 1995.

  • The Rockets and Magic met earlier that calendar year with the Larry O Brien Trophy on the line.

  • The Dream won that round.

  • Shaq and Penny, we're back and looking for redemption.

  • Both of the phenoms, not 22 points, and Anthony was the one that provided the knockout blow about three seconds remaining.

  • Game on the line.

  • And if I was Mike Breen, I give you a good old bank call, but I prefer not to embarrass myself.

  • Similar circumstances where the backdrop of Christmas of 2008 Lakers hadn't seen the Seas since they lost the finals in the sixth game, Siri's so to say the late, great Kobe Bryant had revenge on the brain would be an understatement.

  • Being on his home Staples Center floor led all scorers with 27 points in the accomplishment of Phil Jackson's 1/1000 win was one hell of a footnote that season.

  • The Lake Show would go on to win the championship, Kobe's first one without Shaq and Mama's first game against the Diesel after the 213 titles his teammates came in 2004.

  • On Christmas, it was everything you could ask for Kobe.

  • With a game high 42 the Shock and D way would combine for 53 and get the win.

  • This wonderful holiday has had some iconic moments.

  • Here's the 2020 bringing some brand new ones for us to hold on to.

There's something about Christmas morning that just brings joy to the NBA fan masks because it makes us all appreciate the little things in life like somebody getting jammed on, crossed up or otherwise embarrassed on one of the biggest stages of the association has to offer on an annual basis a tradition that dates back to 1947.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/27
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