Friends, we have finally made it. On this very special Christmas Day (and good tidings to all of you, and peace and good will toward men), we get to celebrate by spending time with family, eating an unreasonable amount of food, and watching NBA basketball. One glance at today's docket is a tantalizing temptation to switch on the TV at noon and be content for the next 12 hours. One can dream, anyway.
It is times like this when I am truly envious of Mr. Lowe's occupation.
It's gone' get rough out there.
Kevin Durant probably caused a traffic jam in announcing that he was on his way to church to give away free sneakers.
We've missed you, NBA. Even your creepy Uncle David.
It seems like James Harden is composed and comfortable playing the 6th man role. He will be a critical asset for the Thunder down the stretch.
Featuring a mashup of your favorite Christmas tunes and the biggest questions of the season.
In which Harper tries to draw a connection between the Mayan calendar and the age of the Celtics.
If Kevin Durant wins a 3rd consecutive scoring title, it will put him in rare air.
At last, game previews instead of court briefings.
Mark Cuban writes a very interesting post about his feelings toward the use of social media during games. Perhaps I'm just a curmudgeon at this point, but I tend to agree.
They're all high on OKC, but there are still some trepidations about you-know-who.
More links after the jump.
If you're not too much in a food coma by now, consider this evaluation of evaluations. How so very 'meta.'
In which Evil Ted pines for Greg Ostertag.
I'm going to enjoy this running gag all year long.
If you think you're getting your fill of basketball halfway through the Bulls game, read this post and then resume, refreshed.
Lastly, here is a sneak peak at Durant's interview with Ahmad Rashad.
Merry Christmas, everyone.