The last two years the NBA has launched unique jerseys for their Christmas Day games.
Popular or not, the NBA has opted to use the new-style jerseys during premier matchups on Christmas Day.
The NBA begins another season with three matchups on opening night. Some highlights from around the courts
Greg Monroe scored 18 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Washington Wizards 99-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Detroit Pistons’ general manager Joe Dumars made a splash this summer, adding Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings to a young lineup, and the league has taken notice.
The NBA’s balance of power is likely to remain in the West this season despite the presence of the two-time league champion Miami Heat in the East.
According to reports, Rodman and Kim Jong Un watched a basketball game together, and Kim hosted a dinner for the sports star.
The Detroit Pistons, led by summer acquisitions Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Chauncey Billups and the young core of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, will open the 2013-14 season at home against the Washington Wizards.
Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again.
The Pistons could have drafted former Michigan point guard Trey Burke, but they did not. They could have traded for a point guard, but as yet, they have not.