The NBL has become a groundbreaking organisation and that will continue on Christmas Day as it becomes the first professional sporting league in Australia to play on the special occasion with the Sydney Kings hosting Melbourne United.
Basketball in Christmas is nothing new with it a highlight of every NBA season, but in Australia until now no professional sporting league has been brave enough to bite the bullet to play on the day.
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The NBL will be the first to do so at 6.30pm AEDT on Christmas Day at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney with the Sydney Kings playing host to Melbourne United.
It’s opened up plenty of debate over if it’s a good idea or not and the proof will be in the pudding…