Check out the NBA’s most memorable Christmas moments

Check out the NBA’s most memorable Christmas moments

The NBA’s Christmas special has already created great memories for fans of the best basketball in the world; check out some episodes linked to the tradition on the date

The Christmas special NBA continues in the 2023/2024 season. This Monday, the 25th, the biggest basketball league in the world will feature five big games to entertain sports fans during the commemorative date; including broadcasting all of them to Brazil on television, via ESPN. To get in the mood, check out some memorable moments already witnessed on the holiday.

Angelinos reunion (2004)

The Christmas game in 2004 between Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat represented the reunion between old and iconic teammates, Kobe Bryant It is Shaquille O’Neal. The pivot had recently agreed to transfer to the Florida team, which ended up defeating the Californians 104-102. Shaq It is Dwyane Wade they shined with double-doubles, while Kobe had scored 42 points.

The Rivalry of the Decade (2016)

At Christmas 2016, there was a clash between two teams that were boiling in rivalry: Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors in Stephen Curry. The duel even came a few months after the Ohio franchise won its first title in history, against the Californians. LeBron contributed a double-double (31 points and 13 rebounds), but it was Kyrie Irving the winning shot of 109 to 108, as the clock broke.

Serbian giant (2022)

Nikola Jokic is one of the most dominant names in the NBA today. Last Christmas, the Serb was decisive in leading the team to victory Denver Nuggets over the Phoenix Suns, from 128 to 125, in overtime. Furthermore, with your box score individual, he became the third player in league history to surpass the mark of 40 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists in a single regular season matchup, along with Oscar Robertson It is James Harden.

Pippen in a suit (1994)

Scottie Pippen was the great hero of Christmas Chicago Bulls in 1994. He played 53 minutes and contributed 36 points, 16 rebounds and five steals to lead the Illinois team to victory over the New York Knicks, from 107 to 104, in overtime. It is worth mentioning that they scored all seven of their team’s points in the extended time and blocked two decisive shots in the last seconds to guarantee the positive result.


Source: sportbuzz

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