It took the NBA long enough to start...at least they soothed the pain with an exciting, and unexpected, start to the season.
Christmas day, enhanced so much by the start of this season, started with the Knicks seemingly stopping, at least momentarily, the Celtics' reign as kings of the Atlantic Division.
In the following hours, Kobe's Lakers would lose to the Bulls, the Heat would put a huge damper in the Mavericks lifting of the banner, and the new-life Clippers ruined Mark Jackson's coaching debut.
Needless to say, it has been an extremely confusing season. That's not to say that we haven't learned anything either.
Here are the five things we learned in the first three days of this young season.