The tradition of NBA games on Christmas Day on December 25, 1947, the league's second season, with Carl Braun's New York Knickerbockers defeating the hapless Providence Steam Rollers (6-42 that year), who were led by Kenny Sailors and Ernie Calverley.
Some other Christmas Day factoids
-Dallas has only played 2 games on Christmas Day. They are 2-0
-Portland has the best overall record at 13-2
-Oscar Robertson has the most points and assists in Christmas Day history. Kobe is getting close, by virtue of seemingly playing on Christmas every year.
Some other things that don't require a full post...
It being Christmas gives me the excuse to link to this.
Also, that John Kuester post is looking pretty stupid now. At least I was right that the Pistons should suck.
Player of the Week posts should go up on Sunday from now on.
Happy Holidays, everyone!