For the 17th consecutive season, the Toronto Raptors won't be playing on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day games are reserved for marquee games featuring the best players in the NBA and it's understandable as to why the Raptors haven't been featured in one up to this point, but this season would have been the perfect time to end that streak.

Kawhi Leonard is now a Raptor and his return to San Antonio is going to be a game everyone tunes in to watch.  Putting that game on Christmas day seemed like a logical option, but it didn't come to fruition.


The Raptors finished first in the East last season and have worked extremely hard to gain the respect of fans and players outside of Canada.

Not getting a Christmas Day game again, though, has Raptors fans feeling upset and slighted by the NBA.

(H/T: Twitter)