THEY earn mega millions but even NBA superstars can’t buy time off on Christmas Day with five matches taking place.
Pick of the bunch is a cracking showdown with Cleveland Cavs superstars LeBron James and James Jones making an emotional return to face their former club Miami Heat, where they played until last season and won two championships.
Christmas Eve is pretty much a sporting shutdown but Christmas Day also includes top-class international cricket with the first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka getting under way in Christchurch.
And Australia, 2-0 up in the series, begin the third Test against India in Melbourne.
A very happy Christmas to all on the sports thread and the next post will be up on Boxing Day.