Although the full 2018–2019 NBA schedule hasn’t been unveiled yet, the lineup of Christmas Day games hit social media late yesterday. And some of basketball’s biggest stars with signature shoe franchises will hit the court, which means crazy holiday iterations of shoes are on the way.
The game most likely to have the most ballers with stellar kicks will be the Golden State Warriors versus Los Angeles Lakers face-off on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Stars including Stephen Curry (Under Armour), Kevin Durant (Nike) and Klay Thompson (Anta) will all hit the court with signature sneakers, but it will be tough to compete with the sartorial splendour of LeBron James, who has consistently hit the court on Christmas Day with heat on his feet. It will be toughest to top his Nike LeBron 11 worn in 2015 when he was a member of the Miami Heat.
But the Warriors and Lakers matchup isn’t the only game sure to have eye-catching sneaker moments.
Nike-backed Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics will take on the Philadelphia 76ers on ABC at 5:30 p.m. ET. In past Christmas Day games, the guard has turned heads with more than his ball handling — most notably with his crazy Kyrie 2 sneakers worn in 2015 against the Warriors when he was playing for the Cavaliers.
There should be plenty of holiday-themed kicks to look out for when the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets play at 3 p.m. ET on ABC, including James Harden’s look from Adidas, Paul George’s Nike sneakers and Russell Westbrook’s kicks from Jordan Brand.
Other stars to hit the court on Christmas Day include Giannis Antetokounmpo when his Milwaukee Bucks face the New York Knicks at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN, and Adidas athlete Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz when his squad hosts fellow Three Stripes baller Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (game time is not yet available).
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