Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 12/25/12
Merry Knicksmas to all fans and KnicksJournal.com readers! We wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season.The Knicks are set to take on the Lakers this afternoon in Los Angeles for Christmas Day matinee. Though New York is fresh off an exhilarating come from behind victory against the Timberwolves, the Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers now stand in their opponent's way of a second straight win.A year ago today, D'Antoni coached the Knickerbockers to what was an opening day victory over the Boston Celtics, despite an injury to Iman Shumpert.That was then, and this is now. The likes of Kobe Bryant and the newly-healthy Steve Nash will look to help D'Antoni avenge a loss suffered to his old team just less than two weeks ago. And this time, they'll have the hometown crowd behind them as they look to do so.But despite an intense matchup coming up soon, the Knicks still deserve to have a Christmas celebration just as much as everyone else. Though many members of the team are forced to be away from their families during such joyous occasions, at least they have each other while on the road.Marcus Camby (who is scheduled to return from a long injury absence against the Lakers) hosted just about the entire squad over his place in Houston last month for Thanksgiving. The Knicks were in town to take on the Rockets, and after previously playing for the Rockets, Camby has a home to call his own in H-Town.With the Knicks in Los Angeles for Christmas, who would be hosting the team this time?In an exclusive interview with KnicksJournal.com earlier this month, sharpshooter Steve Novak told us Tyson Chandler had apparently stepped up to help spread some holiday cheer. The big man, who otherwise resides in Los Angeles with his family, offered to host the team for some sort of holiday get together, said Novak.No word on whether such a celebration took place last night in honor of Christmas Eve, or if the Knicks plan on basking in the glory of a potential victory over the Lakers later Tuesday evening.New York did not hold practice on Monday, and will be playing the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night. One would have to believe the team celebrated Christmas with one another a day early, if Chandler did in fact take on the task of hosting the group.
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