40 of the Best NBA Christmas Day Kicks From the Last 20 Years
Christmas Day Clout.
There’s nothing quite like waking up on Christmas morning, peering under the tree for a shoebox-shaped box, frantically tearing off the carefeully wrapped paper to find that pair of shoes your mom swore she said she wouldn’t get you.
Then mom pulls that conceited face; you know the one.
But for most of us, those days are long gone, replaced with happy toothless smiles and your own kids enjoying that very same feeling.
But the next best thing on Christmas Day — well, apart from the food, wine and family — is the all-day NBA, where the best players from across the nation come to put on a show. They know the nation is watching, so they bring their very best sneaker game.
Those players lucky enough to be hooping on the NBA’s loaded Christmas Day schedule will be channeling that Christmas morning feeling, donning some of the most creative, festive kicks on the national stage. Like a child running down stairs that morning, players arrive to waiting boxes with fresh-new Christmas-themed kicks, ready to be laced up and taken for a spin.
—— Anyone else remember lacing up that fresh pair of Js and hitting the driveway hoop straight away?
Today we’re not only celebrating with family and friends — we’re celebrating the best on-court Christmas Day sneakers from the past 20 years of NBA scheduled games. Ranging from traditional red-and-green colorways to designs incorporating Dr. Seuss’ Grinch and even Arnold, there have been no limits on imagination. And whule there are a heap more that could be included, we thought 40 is a nice round number. Plus, you don’t want to be spending all day on your phone right? that’s not what Christmas is about!
Starting with Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan 13s in 1997 and ending in 2017 with a couple of festive customs, here are 40 of the best NBA Christmas Day Kicks from the last 20 years: