Here is your Christmas week trip around the NBA:
* The best way to learn is to know what you need to know. Kevin Arnovitz, of TrueHoop, breaks down exactly what you need to learn about these Clippers.
* It didn’t take long for the season’s first crushing injury news.
* Derrick Williams is one of the league’s most exciting rookies and seems a likeable guy, too.
* Wesley Morris, of Grantland, is interested in the NBA’s recent (more like 2009?) trend of nerd fashion.
* Zetter Clay, of All Ball, found the saddest NBA photo of the week.
* David Berri suggests that cheese and chocolate aren’t the only things Europe has on America.
* Christmas Eve – not Christmas Day – the big day for D-League prospects.
Ben Walpole is a blogger and producer for The Crab Dribble – your favorite NBA blog and podcast. Follow him on Twitter @TCDBen. Friendly readers should email comments and their favorite NBA links to him at email@example.com.