The Los Angeles Lakers will face the Mavericks of Dallas on Christmas Day. Two of today’s best stars will be included in LeBron James and Luka Doncic. James himself sent a tweet to pump up NBA fans, admitting that he, too, is very excited about the duel tomorrow.
Christmas has always been unique to the NBA. Since most families will be reunited at home, the league ensures that they get a decent dose of basketball action during the holidays.
Man, I’m excited about the Xmas Day game tomorrow! Like my kids, maybe it’s hard for me to sleep tonight, too! Lol. Lol. Lol.
One of the Christmas matchups will be the Lakers and the Mavericks. Analysts see this as a play between the present and the future. James has been the biggest basketball star in the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. On the other side of the continuum is Doncic—the Slovene who rapidly became an elite in his first three years in the NBA.
This season, the mission for the Lakers is pretty simple: defend their title. And on paper, the Purple and Gold have enough tools to claim their second consecutive championship. Yes, they lost some key veterans in Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard. But the likes of Dennis Schroder, Wesley Matthews, and Montrezl Harrell have filled up that void.
For the Mavs, the mission is another is to make a deeper postseason run. Last playoffs, they got booted out by the Los Angeles Clippers in six games. This time around, they’re looking to get past the first round and if all goes well, represent the West in the NBA Finals.