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Over the last few years, Nike Basketball has carried out the tradition of creating special colorways for their athletes all around the league to wear on Christmas Day. From Nike signatures to secondary silhouettes, Nike spreads their Christmas joy by way of holiday-inspired kicks that grace the feet of NBA players and sneaker enthusiasts everywhere. Browse through our history of Nike Basketball’s Christmas kicks and let us know which one was your favorite in the comment section.


On Christmas day in 2009, the NBA schedule pit two of the NBA’s brightest stars against each other. Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers faced LeBron James and the Cleavland Cavaliers, which gave us one of the biggest sneaker showdowns in history – the Nike Air Max LeBron VII “Christmas” vs. the Nike Zoom Kobe V “Chaos.” Which sneaker do you feel won this footwear battle?

Nike Air Max LeBron VII “Christmas” Insole of the Nike Air Max LeBron VII “Christmas” Nike Zoom Kobe V “Chaos”

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