Many fans believe the NBA season doesn't really start until tipoff on Christmas Day.
Sure, by then, there will have been almost two months of basketball played, but the games on Dec. 25 are always a spectacle. There are five marquee matchups for the NBA to display its best talent to a national audience.
While kids unwrap gifts and parents enjoy the holiday cheer, NBA games will be on in the background. So who will it be next season?
The defending champion Miami Heat are certainly a shoo-in, but what about the other nine teams who will round out the holiday schedule?
In the following slideshow, I'll tell you who they should be.