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The NBA's Christmas Schedule Is A Wonderful Gift

Christmas Day is packed with the league's best teams and players.

The NFL may dominate Thanksgiving, but Christmas belongs to basketball. And this year, the NBA is giving its fans an amazing holiday gift: a full slate of games featuring the sport's top players, including Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, and Stephen Curry and LeBron James in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals.

On this week's episode of "The Second Half" podcast, Huffington Post sports reporter Travis Waldron and NFL veteran Donté Stallworth break down some of the interesting storylines of the NBA's Christmas Day schedule:

Here's the full schedule for Friday (Eastern times):

12 p.m. – Pelicans vs. Heat, ESPN
2:30 p.m. – Bulls vs. Thunder, ABC
5 p.m. – Cavaliers vs. Warriors, ABC
8 p.m. – Spurs vs. Rockets, ESPN
10:30 p.m. – Clippers vs. Lakers, ESPN

LeBron James and Stephen Curry will meet for the first time since last year's NBA Finals on Christmas Day.
LeBron James and Stephen Curry will meet for the first time since last year's NBA Finals on Christmas Day.

Also on this week's podcast, Travis and Donté discuss the possibility of the NFL relocating a franchise -- or two -- to Los Angeles, Gibert Arenas' terrible criticism of the WNBA, and a Missouri legislator's idea to take scholarships from college athletes who protest campus issues in the wake of the University of Missouri football team's walk-out earlier this year.

This podcast was produced, edited and engineered by Peter James Callahan and Adriana Usero, with assistance from Christine Conetta.

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