Football is to Thanksgiving as basketball is to Christmas? Almost. The NBA has actually been playing on Christmas Day since 1947. One of the five games this year includes the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, which marks LeBron James's first time back on the court in Miami since leaving the Heat earlier this year. While many of us will be filling our faces with everything from roast turkey and short ribs to bouche de noel and Christmas cookies on the 25th, players like Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat need to keep their cravings in check. We caught up with the funnyman baller and enthusiastic cook to talk about Tex-Mex traditions, game day food and the challenges of cooking when you're almost 7 feet tall.
What did your family eat on Christmas when you were a kid in Texas?
Growing up we always went over to my Aunt's house on Christmas Eve and cooked Tex-Mex food. We'd have tacos, enchiladas and my friend's mother down the street always made us some fresh tamales. They were awesome! It became something of a tradition after a while.
What do you eat on Christmas now?
I eat room service for Christmas because we're usually playing on the road. Last year we were in LA and my family wasn't with me because my daughter had just been born and was too young to fly. I was by myself after the game Christmas night and ended up eating a burger and fries. I usually like a burger and fries but it's not as good when you're by yourself without your family on Christmas.