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NBA Communications: In anticipation of the annual NBA on Christmas Day five game slate, the NBA today released its 2022 Christmas spot titled “A Nonstop NBA Christmas.” The spot will premiere during the Boston at Golden State game Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 PM ET on ABC.

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos affirmed recent comments from the company that they are not — despite strong indications from insiders as recently as last month — intending to bid on sports rights. “We’ve not seen a profit path” from “renting big-league sports,” the exec shrugged during a keynote session at the UBS Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. “We’re not saying there never will be,” he added,” but “dramatically expensive” rights have made sports effectively a “loss leader.”
The accolades keep pouring in for Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors star on Tuesday morning was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year. The announcement was made on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The issue will go on sale Thursday. This is the first time Curry has won the SI award as an individual. He and the rest of the Warriors were named the 2018 Sportsperson of the Year after winning their third title in four years. He joins James, Tom Brady and Tiger Woods as the only multiple winners of the award.
In a statement, the magazine also noted Curry’s off-court work. “Curry extended his reach off the court this year as well: his Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation continues to fight food insecurity, promote early childhood literacy and create safe places for kids to play and be active throughout Oakland and the Bay Area,” the statement read. “Additionally, he worked to make golf more inclusive by supporting the Howard University golf team and launched the UNDERRATED Golf Tour for underrepresented junior players.”
Shaq then crawled from beneath the tree with some help from his other co-hosts and had a few lighthearted yet ominous words for Smith. “This means war, Kenny,” O’Neal repeatedly said. But if you thought O’Neal getting rocked into a Christmas tree was a bit much, clearly Shaq himself was not satisfied with his first run-in with it. He decided to make a few more branches off when he took up Johnson on a bet that he wouldn’t dive into the tree headfirst. Sure enough, with a launching dive, he did.