2011 NBA Christmas Day: Predicting Each Team's Standout Player

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2011 NBA Christmas Day: Predicting Each Team's Standout Player
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Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells! NBA Christmas all the way!

Aren’t you in the Christmas spirit now that the league is approaching vastly upon their famed Christmas day games? Something in my heart of hearts says this was the plan all along, but then again could all of that animosity, backlash and character purgatory truly be scripted?

Moving away from what many felt the aftermath of the league lockout would provide, the Christmas games are all going to prove to be epic as the matchups include a 2011 NBA Finals rematch between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks.

With games being played, there is the responsibility of determining which player actually carries out his designated role to a T. Last season’s role players were predictable as not much had changed.

This season, however, with trade rumors being launched from sea to shining sea, there could be some disappointments boiling under the surface ready to implode. Key game-changers are rumored to be shuffled around and as everything will be in place come Dec. 25, teams will begin making stands around the league.

But, which players will individually make their mark early on? 

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