Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday has become a miniature Christmas Day for the NBA. It's another holiday on which the league likes to market some of its best games.
Your mileage may vary on whether you like that strategy, but it certainly leaves us with a lot of basketball to discuss and over-analyze. And this particular day brought us emerging rivalries like the Brooklyn Nets versus the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors versus the Los Angeles Clippers, and Los Angeles Lakers versus themselves.
While the players may have preferred to stay home on the holiday, this was certainly a great day for NBA fans.