Found August 07, 2013 on The Sports Post:
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Apparently nothing is sacred in sports. The NFL added a third game to Thanksgiving, eschewing decades of tradition built around the Lions and Cowboys. I’m ok with that change because it doesn’t suck. Adding a game is never a bad idea. What the NBA did, though, was a flat out slap in the face to the fans and to the defending Western Conference champions. The Lakers -- that’s right, the Lakers -- will be Miami’s Christmas Day opponent. Not the Spurs, not the Thunder, not even a playoff team. The freaking Lakers. We’ve seen some shameless cash grabs from David Stern before, but knocking the runner up out of the marquee regular season game of the season in favor of a team that won’t even make the playoffs? It’s practically unforgivable. What’s worse is that the game will be played in Los Angeles. Yes, you heard right: the defending champion Heat don’t get to play on their home court on Christmas. It’s BS. I wish I could put it more eloquently than that, but that’s all it is. It’s a cas
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