His Orlando Magic face the Boston Celtics today, but if it were up to him, his team would never play on Christmas again. He says he feels "sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game."
In addition to playing on Jesus' birthday, the Magic played on Thanksgiving and will have a game on New Year's Day.
"We get a little carried away with ourselves with sports thinking we're more important than everything else," he said.
The thought that Christmas should be bereft of professional basketball flies directly in the face of Mariah Carey's admission that all she needs on this special day is the NBA -- and many Americans are probably pretty excited about their all-day hoopfest -- but, it's worth considering.
Even though it's your day off from thinking.