The Start of the NBA Season
The wait is almost over! Los TeBros have been waiting for this BROment since that late night decision to end the lockout was announced. After an entire offseason full of uncertainty, the 2011-2012 NBA season will begin tomorrow, Christmas Day, at 12:00 pm Eastern/9:00 am Pacific with a match-up between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. Christmas Day will be filled with great basketball games: Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder & Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors. Make sure to check some hilarious Season's Greetings from Sports Players/Teams.
|Lakers Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, is excited about the end to the lockout.|
|Mav's Owner Mark Cuban doesn't want to give up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, no matter what.|
Even though the Heat-Mavericks match up will be a rematch of the 2011 NBA Finals and the promising Los Angeles Clippers who have 2011 Rookie of the Year PF Blake Griffin and newly acquired four-time All Star PG Chris Paul will face another young talented team in the Warriors, Los TeBros will talk about the Lakers-Bulls match up.
This marquee match-up features two of the best players in the NBA- Bulls PG Derrick Rose & Lakers SG Kobe Bryant. Although these two stars are in different stages of their careers, they're both elite and top-tier guards.
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Derrick "Pooh" Rose
- 1st Overall Pick '08 Draft
- 2009 Rookie of the Year
- Two-time All-Star
- 2011 NBA Most Valuable
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There is no doubt that Derrick Rose is an amazing player, but Los TeBros is not sure if this game is going to be an easy "W," like most people think. Yes, the Lakers will be without starting center (serving suspension) Andrew Bynum and the Lakers did lose reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lamar BROdom, but didn't Los TeBros already mention that the Lakers have Kobe Bryant? Where do we begin?
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Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant
- Fourteen-time NBA All Star MVP
- Two-time Scoring Champ
- Thirteen-time NBA All-Star
- Four-time All-Star Game MVP
- 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player
- Five-time NBA Champion
- Two-time NBA Finals MVP
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|Kobe Bryant will be wearing these Grinch-themed Nike Shoes.|
As you bros can see, both players bring a lot to the table and this match-up should live up to the anticipation. Basketball fans all over the country will be ready for this showdown and let's just hope these two teams are just as ready.
Los TeBros would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukka and a Happy Kwanzaa! Let us know who you guys think will this game and the other Christmas Day games. Feel free to leave score predictions as well. Let us know your preseason predictions for MVP and/or NBA Champs. Happy Holidays!
You knew Los TeBros had to end with this. Enjoy!