Kudos to Orlando Miracle Coach Stan Van Gundy, who belittled the National basketball association because of its proliferation of Xmas Day games. Van Gundy, whose team was among individuals instructed to play, stated the vacation is much more important compared to National basketball association. Saying he might have preferred to spend some time together with his family in activities for example likely to chapel or unwrapping gifts, Van Gundy stated he felt sorry for anybody who did not have anything easier to do around the holiday than watch an National basketball association game.
I half expect National basketball association Commissioner David Stern to fine Van Gundy for his candor. The National basketball association had five successive Christmas games, with what The Brand New You are able to Occasions reported was an attempt to "brand" the vacation and recognize it in the same manner the National football league has had over Thanksgiving.
The National basketball association highjacking of Christmas shows the hubris from the league, and it is near monolilthic partner, ESPN. The National football league, if memory serves, has only two Thanksgiving games. Thanksgiving, while a revered holiday, does not possess the major religious significance of Christmas. The National basketball association thus requires a sigificant role within the growing secularization of Christmas.
When the National basketball association scheduled just one game on Christmas, but getting five implies that the league, and ESPN, don't have any conception from the risks of overexposure. The arrogant, energy-hungry National football league shows a feeling of proportion in restricting their Thanksgiving games, that the National basketball association lacks. As Van Gundy states, people must have a lot more important things you can do than watch so what can be pretty boring basketball. While making such arrogant "branding" efforts, the National basketball association seems unaware of the decreasing quality of their play.