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When did the NBA start playing on Christmas?

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Asked by: Jim Shamoon

When did NBA on Christmas Day start?

The first NBA game played on December 25 came in 1947, a year after the NBA’s inception, when the New York Knicks beat the Providence Steamrollers at Madison Square Garden 89–75. Since then, the NBA has played games every year on Christmas Day except in 1998 (when a lockout canceled half the 1998–99 season).

How long has NBA Christmas?

The 2021-22 campaign will mark the 74th edition of the NBA on Christmas Day. The league began playing Christmas games in 1947, and will feature five games on the holiday.

Do NBA play Xmas day?

The NBA will feature five games on Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 25) for the 14th year in a row, with ESPN or ABC televising each matchup. The NBA will feature five games on Christmas Day (Saturday, Dec. 25) for the 14th year in a row, with ESPN or ABC televising each matchup.

What NBA games play on Christmas Day?

What are the NBA Christmas Day games in 2021?

  • Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks, 12:00 p.m. ET.
  • Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks, 2:30 p.m. ET.
  • Golden State Warriors at Phoenix Suns, 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers, 8:00 p.m. ET.
  • Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz, 10:30 p.m. ET.

Did Michael Jordan ever play on Christmas?

Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls – 1986
Arguably the greatest of all-time, Jordan made his Christmas Day debut in his second season against Ewing and the Knicks.

How many times has LeBron James played on Christmas?

James — who finished with 39 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block — has now played in a league-high-tying 16 games on Christmas Day (a mark he shares with Bryant), and has made the most field goals (150) in Christmas Day history.

How many times did MJ play on Christmas?

In those six games that Michael Jordan played on Christmas Day, all of which were played with the Chicago Bulls, he averaged 28.3 points per game, which is close to two points lower than his career average of 30.1.

How many Christmas Day games did Kobe play in?

In the league’s storied history, the biggest stars have taken the floor numerous times on the holiday. Kobe Bryant’s record of 16 Christmas Day games will soon be matched by LeBron James, who is set to play on Christmas for the 16th time in his 19-year career.

Will LeBron James play Christmas Day?

Lakers star LeBron James will try to flex some muscle on Christmas Day during a game against the Brooklyn Nets. Even as COVID-19 has ravaged both teams and threatened one of the NBA’s marquee games, the Lakers still see it as “an honor” to play the Brooklyn Nets on Christmas Day.