The Christmas holiday always showcases some of the best match-ups that the NBA can offer. This year will be no different as the Orlando Magic play host to the Boston Celtics, and the Miami Heat travel to play the LA Lakers, tomorrow. But Christmas already came early for some (depending on how you look at it), may not come until after the actual weekend for others, and some are living like its a holiday, everyday of the week.
On That Twitter Tip
When I’m talking about those who are living like it’s a holiday everyday, I’m of course talking about the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs have been a “giant killer” thus far into the NBA season. They are destroying opposing teams’ winning streaks like they were called by a higher power to do so. Oh you have a nice win streak going on? Better hope you don’t have to play Dallas. Don’t believe me? Just check the stats.
Who got the early present you ask? The Orlando Magic, although giving up crowd-pleaser Vince Carter, they were able to bring in Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and welcomed back Hedo Turkolu. So why is this in the “bad” section? Is this bad for the Magic? No. See, it’s bad for the rest of the league. The Miami Heat had a slower-than-expected start. But let’s face it, they along with the Boston Celtics will show up to play for keeps when the playoffs come around. With the deals the Magic made they remain in the playoff discussion, if not at the top.
Here we go again. The only thing we can hope is that something happens soon, or this whole back ‘n’ forth is just laid to rest until free agency next year. I’m obviously talking about the Carmelo Anthony discussion/obsession. It hasn’t gotten too ugly yet, but there’s still time. The back and forth, back and forth is covered by many on Twitter. Observe.