Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Kidzworld Logo

LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, Christmas Dinner

Presents are definitely the most exciting part of Christmas. However, after all the paper is torn off and the boxes are opened, the NBA’s Christmas Day games take centre stage for true sports fans.

This year the NBA will show five games on the big day. That is up from three games last year and two the year before. This year the games start at 12 p.m. Eastern and run for nearly 12 straight hours.

In the first game of the day Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic take on Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets. It’s a classic match-up between the best young big guy and the best young little guy in the basketball today.

Later on, Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs battle Steve Nash, Shaquille O’Neal and the rest of the Phoenix Suns. Considering all the bad blood between these two teams in the NBA playoffs, don’t expect Shaq and Duncan to exchange Christmas gifts at halftime.

In what will likely be the best game of the big day, the Boston Celtics go on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers in a rematch of the 2008 NBA finals. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant and the best rivalry in sports should go great with Christmas dinner. Last year, Bryant scored 38 points in the Lakers’ win over the Phoenix Suns so you know he loves to put on a show for the holidays.

What more could a basketball fan want for Christmas? How about LeBron James? James and the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Washington Wizards. The Cavs are 15-3 heading into December while the Wizards are just 3-13 so look for King James to feast on the Wizards defence on Christmas Day.

And in the final game of the day Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks face Greg Oden and the Portland Trailblazers. It might not be the most exciting game of the day but by that point you’ll probably be ready for bed anyway.

Related Articles:

  • This Week in Sports :: December 24-28, 2007
  • Kobe Bryant Biography
  • Shaquille O’Neal Biography

    Related Stories


    What Makes The Lakers So Good?

    • The Shaq Attack.
    • Kobe Bryant.
    • Phil Jackson.
    • The Laker Girls.

    Sports In The Forums

    Deathwish27 posted in Basketball:
    Kobe is a LEGEND.....                     LeBron is a soon to be legend 
    reply about 2 hours
    Deathwish27 posted in Basketball:
    Kobe is a LEGEND.....                     LeBron is a soon to be legend 
    reply about 2 hours
    yes trying out for it
    reply about 16 hours
    Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
    yes it is  :)
    reply about 17 hours
    "FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
    reply 1 day