Miami Heat: Being First Christmas Day Game Is Kind Of Disrespectful

Miami Heat President Pat Riley looks on during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Miami Heat President Pat Riley looks on during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat do have a Christmas Day Game. But it’s in the leadoff spot and that isn’t one befitting the Eastern Conference Champion.

As Miami Heat and NBA fans were waiting for the Christmas schedule to come out, as NBA fans know the Christmas day games are a big deal to the league because this is when the “average fans” start to pay attention to the league.

Just like Christmas sometimes though, you don’t get what you want and Miami fans are not happy with the NBA’s decision to give the reigning Easterner Conference champions the New York Knicks time slot of 12pm. Frankly, I’m tired of the NBA and the national media always discrediting the Miami Heat for the past decade.

The Miami Heat are scheduled to go against the New Orleans Pelicans at 12pm. Everyone knows that the 12pm start is a slap in the face to teams.

The 12pm game should be Golden State vs Brooklyn Nets. Why, you ask?

Because Golden State is already going to Milwaukee to face the Bucks, so why not start off the day with Kevin Durant going against his former team? Why does Milwaukee and the Boston Celtics get prime spots, when Miami just beat them in the playoffs?

The Miami Heat earned the right to play on Christmas Day this year. However, the slot they were placed in shows blatant disrespect.

Sorry, I forgot that people want to see Jayson Tatum take sidestep jumpers all day, while the national media talks about how good Brad Stevens is. Also, I forgot how many assets general manager Danny Ainge has had over the years and hasn’t done anything with them, can’t wait for the broadcast to talk about that.

Milwaukee fans, pipe down as adults are talking. During the NBA bubble, the first playoff matchup was Milwaukee against the Orlando Magic on NBA TV and now they get a prime slot on tv?

Just in case people forgot, the Miami Heat beat Milwaukee in five and Boston in six, just for Miami to get rewarded with the worst time slot you could give a team on Christmas.

Again, it’s nothing against New Orleans and with rising player Zion Williamson, the NBA wants to promote their star as they should. It’s the timeslot that is disrespectful and it seems like the NBA did this as a chore.

You know, just like on Christmas, when you have to hang out with family members that you really don’t care about. If we’re all being honest Miami fans, we wouldn’t want it any other way.

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That’s the way it typically is. The version with everyone discrediting our success.

That’s a way to get a motivated bunch.