Every year on Christmas, the NBA provides a gift-wrapped slate of entertaining hoops to go along with your spiked egg nogs and coquitos.
This year, five NBA games were played as LeBron and his scrappy Lakers squad pulled off an impressive win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors. James Harden showed fans why he is the reigning MVP with a phenomenal 41-point, seven rebound performance that helped lead the Houston Rockets to a win over his former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Greek Freak, Giannis Antetokounmpo, proved his case as the leading candidate for this year's NBA MVP by lighting up the Garden for 31 points and 14 rebounds in the Milwaukee Bucks' beatdown of the New York Knicks.
These eye-popping performances had everyone glued to their La-Z-Boy. But what if there was a time where you could pick and choose some of NBA's all-time great teams from different generations to face off one another? Imagine turning on the TV to hear the classic NBA on NBC theme song as Bob Costas gives his breakdown of the huge matchup between the 2017 Golden State Warriors and the 2001 LA Lakers. Or the battle of the "what if" squads like the 1995 Orlando Magic vs. the 2000 Sacramento Kings. Then there's the great debate of who is the greatest team ever finally coming to a halt when the 1996 Bulls squad faces off against the 2016 Warriors.
True hoop fans wanna know what would happen and the basketball gods have gifted you with this epic journey of generational hoops showdown at its best. Let's hop on the layup line as we warm up for live action.