12/22/2010 07:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Phil Jackson: NBA Shouldn't Play on Christmas

LOS ANGELES -- Ah, Christmas. A time for holiday cheer.

And grumbling.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson finds playing on Christmas Day as appealing as unwrapping a hideous sweater. The Lakers on Saturday will play host to Miami, the 12th straight season they have played on Christmas, 11 with Jackson as coach.

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