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The reigning NBA MVP.
One of the most storied franchises scorned by the very league it's celebrated by.
A disgruntled five-time champion trying to prove the rest of the world wrong.
Please, stop me if I somehow bore you.
The Chicago Bulls face off against the Los Angeles Lakers at 5 p.m. EST on ABC.
With the Bulls, we get a championship-caliber team led by reigning MVP Derrick Rose.
After a dynamic season last year, Chicago now finds itself with the weight of the world on its shoulders, as Championship dreams flourish in the Windy City.
As for the Los Angeles Lakes, after one of the most controversial offseasons of all time, the team finds itself cheated out of point-guard Chris Paul, lacking the services of Lamar Odom and surrounded by questions of whether or not they're even the best team in their own city anymore.
With Christmas Day fast approaching, this could be the Lakers' best chance to prove they still belong in the NBA's top-tier.
It's a classic battle between the old guard and the new elite, and it's the most compelling game on Christmas Day.