Despite the recent news and players sitting out due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols, the NBA season continues to move along.
Who doesn’t love to spend Christmas eating and relaxing with family in front of the TV? But, for basketball fans, we are not content with the basic Christmas storylines of love and romance.
Many of us can personally relate to Christmas movies. For instance, how our mothers wrap us up from head to toe in winter coats and scarves before going to the bus stop. Also, if I say the phrase “you’ll shoot your eye out,” many have heard it personally and on TV all our lives.
In films this time of year, we see how people are visited by spirits and reminded of the meaning of Christmas and how it’s better to give than to receive.
But, for basketball fans, the NBA gives us a healthy dose of what we crave the most. Five games, all nationally televised. The first game starts at 11 a.m., and the final game ends between midnight and 1 a.m.
Usually, the league will pick the teams and announce the Christmas schedule before the season ever starts. They have made their predictions of a team’s success and validity before the season’s first tip-off.
Due to this process, the most exciting team in the league is missing off the Christmas Day list this year. The Cleveland Cavaliers.
So, to answer the question, should we see the Cavs play on Christmas? YES!
The Cavs are 19-12, 3rd place in the eastern conference. They have won eight of their last 10 games and currently have a six-game win streak. The Cavs are 4th in the NBA power rankings this week! A place they have not been since the LeBron era in Cleveland.
No one expected this, but the beautiful play of the Cavs is due to some recognition. A Christmas Day game would do just that.
Maybe the Cavs team will use this as fuel to propel them to success coming into the All-Star Break. Perhaps then, in Cleveland, we will see some respect put on the name of the Cleveland Cavaliers!
The Cavs play the Celtics tonight in Boston at the TD Garden. The Celtics are favored, but that has not stopped the Cavs before. They even have a 10-5 win-loss record on the road.
Do you think the Cavs should play Christmas Day?
Do you think the Cavs will win tonight?
Will their success continue through the All-Star Break?
Let us know what you think!
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