It’s not going to be an NBA-less Christmas after all because on Christmas Day, the much awaited NBA games will have a fresh start. The 5-months labor dispute resulted to a 55-days late NBA season and it totally wrecked the day of millions of basketball fans in the world.
“An NBA-less year is totally heart-breaking,” says C. Kelly, an avid NBA fan who’s into boats for sale in Philippines. “Good thing they were able to patch things up for the Holidays,” Kelly added. Basketball is said to be the national sport in the Philippines and they contribute that much to the millions of NBA viewers.
The NBA season will have five games on Christmas Day and they are as follows:
Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, 12 p.m. ET | TNT
Miami Heat at Dallas Mavericks, 2:30 p.m. ET | ABC
Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers, 5 p.m. ET | ABC
Orlando Magic at Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m. ET | ESPN
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, 10:30 p.m. ET | ESPN
The players and the association were able to come up with a collective bargaining agreement November 26 and both agreed on a new labor contract. “The new collective bargaining agreement is designed to provide more competitive balance for our league, reward strong performances by our players and strengthen our game by improving its economics,” NBA Commissioner David Stern said in an open letter to fans.
This is indeed one of the best Holiday presents this year. Happy basketball Holidays everyone!