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Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever!

Yes, it’s Christmas Day, but we here at New York Minute Mag never take a day off, not even for Jesus!

It could be because we love you so much or it could be because our “boss” is a relentless taskmaster. I’ll let you come to your own conclusions. 

In any case, I feel special that Christmas Day fell to me this year, and I’m glad to share it with you. 

Okay, so by now everyone has done the usual: unwrapped gifts, eaten too much and, in some instances, started to realize that there is such a thing as too much family time. 

So what comes next?

I mean these days you have options. Gone are the days when Christmas Day was a time to stay home and be with family and everything was quiet and still outside. 

Now you have stores that stay open, movies come out on Christmas day, and the NBA has 12 hours straight of basketball on the TV schedule. That’s a lot of basketball. 

I mean I almost feel sorry for those guys not having a real Christmas day but then I remember how much their individual game checks are and let’s just say that neither I nor Argentina will be crying for them.

So with that in mind, I have decided to forego my whole Jesus is the reason for the season spiel and instead just talk about how much the Lakers suck this year. Nothing has brought more joy to my heart. It’s been like a birthday present and Christmas present all wrapped in one. 

After all the hoopla about Dwight Howard and Steve Nash going to LA-LA Land, to see them struggle so mightily has just been so much fun. You can call me sadistic, or a hater or whatever you like and I will gladly take that title when it comes to the Lakers. 

The only thing that has been better than seeing the Lakers doing so badly is seeing the Knicks do so well. I mean, let’s be honest, no one really considered that they would be playing anywhere near the level that they are now and after the whole Lin-Gate fiasco this summer, it’s an exciting time to be a basketball fan in New York. 

So of course, as if it could have been scripted any better, it just so happens that these two teams will be squaring off against each other today. How fitting. The Knicks are on top of the world while the Lakers are on the verge of self-destruction. I mean it doesn’t get any better than that.

I suppose some of you are wondering why I chose to spew venom all over the Lakers this day on which we celebrate the Lord’s birth. That’s a good question which deserves a good answer.

Firstly, it’s not my fault the NBA scheduled this game for Christmas Day and you might want to take it up with David Stern. Just be careful though because he is on such a power trip these days he might actually try to fine you. 

Secondly, it’s a long NBA season and for all I know the NBA might let the Lakers trade a bag of Skittles for LeBron James and the Knicks may go into a downward spiral. 

You just never know what’s going to happen in sports, so it is my obligation to kick the Lakers while they are down because if I don’t do it now, I may live to regret it. 

So with that said, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your holiday and if you take nothing else away from today, please remember two things this Christmas. 

Firstly, Jesus died so that we may live and secondly Kobe Bryant still has yet to find a shot he did not like. 

Merry Christmas Everybody! Even the Lakers fans, Lord knows you guys need it….

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