For any basketball fan, or NBA fan in general, Christmas is a special day. Presents, family, and food. Now add in 5 NBA games and you got yourself something to watch the entire day while enjoying your family and presents. It’s like getting an extra chicken nugget in your 10 piece (or 20 piece for the big fellas).
But what if that extra nugget tastes kinda funny? Now you may be wondering why I’m talking about Nuggets, but it’ll come full circle right now: watching the Knicks every Christmas is excruciatingly painful. Who wants to watch crap being flung at millions of people’s faces? The Knicks playing on Christmas is a tradition that should die until further notice.
The Knicks haven’t been relevant since the 2012-2013 season when they lost in the second round. And yet, they were given a game on Christmas 5 out of the next 6 years. I never got the appeal of Madison Square Garden. Sure it’s a spectacle and it’s history is second to none… But why the hell would you want to put a mediocre team on national television to showcase an arena? That’s like… I don’t know I’ll get back to you on that…
The Knicks just don’t have pizzazz like they used to. RJ Barrett? Meh. The Christmas Day games should have stars and/or good teams. And the NBA is doing just that! Clippers vs Lakers, Pelicans vs Nuggets, Celtics vs Raptors, Bucks vs 76ers, and Rockets vs Warriors. You’re telling me the Knicks should be in there? Where? WHERE!?
I love Christmas Day games. And the NBA is taking the step in the right direction by showing James Dolan he’s made the franchise into a dump. You know what? Just make the guy sell the team. Worst owner in sports besides Michael Jordan.