Last week, the NBA added two more Christmas day games to the schedule and for some reason, that drew the ire of former presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
Mr. Nader decided to write a open letter to David Stern about the over commercialization of Christmas and reasons why they shouldn’t play games on Christmas:
Just as obviously, in tune with the over-commercialization of Christmas by businesses that seems to intensify with each passing decade, there are those who see dollar signs and promotional extravaganzas for the Knicks-Celtics, Heat-Mavericks, Bulls-Lakers in order to rev up the dimmed enthusiasm of many fans caused by the prolonged NBA dispute. But you run the NBA and made the final decision which is why this letter is addressed to you.
I urge you to reconsider the Christmas day NBA overload in a spirit of decency, regard and recognition as to how this will disrupt family gatherings throughout the day with predictable arguments between children and parents about watching the games instead of spending quality time with siblings, parents, relatives and friends.
(Courtesy of League of Fans)