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Christmas Day is perfect NBA start

To many, that's when the season really begins, anyway. It's especially fitting this year.

Originally Published: November 27, 2011
By Michael Wilbon | ESPN.com

The funniest thing about these five months of melodrama is that the NBA will begin the season precisely when and how it should anyway. Play should never for any reason commence before Thanksgiving and probably not until the first week of December, at the earliest. Truth is, a tripleheader on Christmas Day with Kobe, LeBron, D-Wade, Dirk and D-Rose, plus the Knicks in the Garden hosting the Celtics, is probably better than these two quarrelsome parties deserve. It's as though they stumbled into ...

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