Christmas has taken on an extra meaning to basketball fans.
If you haven't been following the basketball world (and I don't blame you after the lockout fiasco), basketball is set to return on Christmas Day, and several media outlets have reported that two additional games will take place alongside the three games originally scheduled (which are Bulls vs. Lakers, Heat vs. Mavericks and Knicks vs. Celtics).
Now, to be a Christmas game, the matchup must not be out of place alongside the mouth-watering battles on the originally announced schedule while also containing reasons for fans to get excited prior to the actual game.
In the following slides, I will be analyzing some of the potential matchups that both casual and hardcore basketball fans would enjoy. Due to the reasons mentioned above, teams such as Toronto and Charlotte are not included. I apologize in advance.
And without further ado...