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Kings beat United in Christmas clash

Australian sport has been given a glimpse into the future with fans treated to a history-making NBL clash in Sydney that will have rival codes seriously considering whether they should now start playing matches on Christmas Day.

Sport in this country is the gift that keeps on giving but Christmas was always the final frontier for the codes to conquer until the Kings decided to bite the bullet with a game against rivals Melbourne United which paid off with a 101-80 win.

Fans spoke with their feet with 7012 supporters rocking up to Qudos Bank Arena on a stinking hot day in Sydney’s west in a clear sign that there’s an appetite for sport as people look to digest their Christmas lunch.

Playing on Christmas Day is nothing new for major sports across the world with the NBA starting the tradition back in 1947, with five blockbuster matches set for Monday (AEST) to go with several NFL…

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