It’s that time of year again. Are you counting down the days until the 25th? No, we’re not talking about Christmas celebrations, but the NBA Christmas Day games. The action kicks off at 12 PM eastern with the Brooklyn Nets hosting Chicago, and will be followed by match-ups between Oklahoma City and New York, Miami and the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston and San Antonio, and finally the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State.
If that isn’t enough to get you excited, don’t forget about the buzzed-about sleeved uniforms the teams will be wearing. When adidas took over the NBA contract in 2006, they wasted little time in adding their own festive flair to the traditional jerseys. It started small in 2007, but eventually, Christmas Day jerseys became the new tradition, and there’s no telling which direction they’ll take next year.
Reminisce and look ahead to this year’s games with the NBA uniforms of Christmas past and present.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.