Christmas Day Basketball in Chicago Predates the Bulls

The Bulls were not inaugurated as a franchise until 1966 and played in a Christmas Day game in their initial season. Christmas basketball in Chicago predates the Bulls by almost 30 years and two other Chicago franchises.

Both the Stags and the Chicago Packers/Zephyrs(now the Washington Wizards) both played in Christmas Day games. Here is a look at the history of Christmas Day games in Chicago.


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