With the Heat winning a third straight Christmas Day matchup against the Lakers, isn’t it time to retire this pseudo-tradition? Shaq, the ostensible source of interest in this drama, didn’t even play and even if he had played everyone knows it’s Wade’s team at this point. Plus, Kobe and Diesel have at least officially buried the hatched. There’s really just no there there. I’d be much happier if they went back to two games, and did rematches of the previous spring’s Conference Championship games. It’s frustrating, to me, that the League doesn’t do a better job of trying to actually market NBA basketball at its finest instead of getting all gimmicky.