Stephen Curry Basketball Jersey Sales Soar

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2016 looks like another year where Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors wins everything in sight. Although the playoffs aren’t done yet, we can bring news of a resounding victory for both of them in the uniforms sales stakes.

 

NBAstore.com reports that Curry was the NBA’s most popular player jersey, while the Warriors topped the team merchandise list, making them some of the most popular sports uniforms out there. The lists make for interesting reading (see below for top 15 player jerseys and top 10 team merchandise).

 

Special mention should go to Kristaps Porzingis who goes straight in at number 4. He sure is in some illustrious company in that list, rubbing shoulders with Curry, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant in the top 5. It’s been a truly incredible effort for a rookie to make such a commercial impact so quickly. Another notable debutant in the list is Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls.

 

The main movers in the list were Kobe Bryant (up three places, probably helped by the nostalgia trip in the wake of his retirement announcement), and the Thunder duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each went up an impressive six places. As a result, we’ve seen orders for our Tempo Basketball Jersey skyrocket!

 

No real surprise in the top 5 for the teams, with the Warriors being followed by the Bulls, Cavaliers, Lakers and the Knicks.

 

Most Popular NBA Jerseys: Top 15

  1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
  2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
  4. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
  5. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
  6. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
  7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
  8. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
  9. James Harden, Houston Rockets
  10. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
  11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
  12. Paul George, Indiana Pacers
  13. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
  14. Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers
  15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

 

 

Most Popular Team Merchandise: Top 10

  1. Golden State Warriors
  2. Chicago Bulls
  3. Cleveland Cavaliers
  4. Los Angeles Lakers
  5. New York Knicks
  6. San Antonio Spurs
  7. Oklahoma City Thunder
  8. Miami Heat
  9. Boston Celtics
  10. L.A. Clippers

If you had to design custom basketball uniforms for your next season of play, which NBA team which you want your look to resemble?

Related: Kobe Bryant Must Choose 8 or 24 As Retirement Jersey Number

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The Top 20 NBA Twitter Accounts

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There’s something about the NBA that brings out some of the best Twitter has to offer.

Major League Baseball has some pretty hilarious players on Twitter too but the NBA has so many that we needed a top 20 list.

So here they are, the top 20 NBA Twitter accounts you must follow!

Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh)

Chris Bosh has a refreshing ability to laugh at himself. Check out all the ridiculous photos of himself.

J.R. Smith (@TheRealJRSmith)

Always considered a bit of a character, JR’s feed is always worth a look.

LeBron James (@KingJames)

18.5 million twitter followers! Need we say more?

Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks)

This is the best team twitter account out there.

Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover)

This guy talks real sense, and he seems to really care about his fans too.

Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant)

Kobe Bryant is one of the biggest tweeters in the world, and who could forget that tweet battle with Mark Cuban?

Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32)

Blake Griffin is just a naturally funny guy, and his feed is every bit as funny.

Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)

Durrant is developing a bit of a reputation for calling people out. No NBA writer is safe. Even the rapper Lil B felt the wrath of his keyboard.

Chris Kaman (@ChrisKaman)

You’ve got to love all of his chat about hunting. And he was on point when he said he wished he could hunt Katy Perry’s mythical beast from the Superbowl.

Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid)

Thanks to his ‘association’ with Rihanna, Embiid was a twitter sensation before he’d even taken a shot in the NBA.

Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41)

This is a well-travelled man right here. You can see him talking about sport across the world in both English and German, and if you’re lucky, free tickets for Mavs games.

Chris Paul (@CP3)

Chris Paul’s got to have the cutest kid in the NBA. In amongst his NBA commentary, keep an eye out for his little one on Instagram. 

Pau Gasol (@paugasol)

You won’t see any trolling from Gasol – he’s one of the more balanced commenters you’ll see on twitter. And he tweets in Spanish too!

Mark Cuban (@mcuban)

The Dallas Mavericks owner sure pulls no punches!

Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung)

This guy has no shame, but it’s kinda interesting to keep tabs on his outlandish lifestyle.

Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard)

Not a shrinking violet, Lillard is good value for calling out trolls.

Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer)

An unashamed geek, Hibbert doesn’t fit your average profile for an NBA star, and that’s why he’s worth following.

Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30)

The number one shooter in the game is worth a look, if nothing else for his exchanges with Warriors fans.

JaVale McGee (@JaValeMcGee34)

Not afraid to retweet himself, McGee is generally good value.

Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11)

Just like his Knicks career, Jackson’s opening forays into social media were up and down, but now he’s hit his stried.

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2016 NBA Rumors: Jeff Teague on the Move?

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The 2015-16 NBA trade deadline is drawing closer, which means we can expect to hear a lot more about guys potentially being on the move. One big name that has popped up recently in NBA trade rumors is Atlanta Hawks star point guard, Jeff Teague. Whether it’s been inconsistency, rest or injury, Teague has seen his minutes and production drop this season and that reportedly has him on the trading block.

The Hawks aren’t stopping at Teague, either, as they don’t appear to be content with how their point guard situation has unfolded and could also be looking to deal Dennis Schroder. It could be an “either/or” situation, but the odd man out due to age and his decline for the moment seems to be Teague. While Teague hasn’t exactly worked out as expected this year, he has been good for quite a while and still looked the part of an NBA starting point guard earlier this season. Numerous teams could use an upgrade at the position and could come calling for Teague’s services. Let’s take a look at the most likely landing spots if Teague in fact gets dealt:

Milwaukee Bucks

Jason Kidd has run through some point guards in Milwaukee and although Michael Carter-Williams has been better lately, it’s rather likely he’s still not done moving pieces around. MCW can pass and rebound, but he’s not the best defender and he’s a flat out abysmal shooter. Teague would be a much more balanced option and it’s plausible to imagine a player for player swap.

Utah Jazz

Utah continues to roll with Trey Burke off the bench as a pure scorer, which tells us they don’t really envision him as a franchise point guard. The drafting of Dante Exum told us that last year, but he’s since torn his ACL. If the Jazz want to make a playoff push this year, they’d be trying to do it with Raul Neto starting and Burke as a pure scorer off the bench. Giving up on Burke may be in order and instead they could roll with Teague. Teague would give them a balanced starter that can play both ways and also would allow Exum the time he needs to come back at the right pace next season.

New York Knicks

Jerian Grant could still be the future but the one key thing the Knicks have lacked all year is a suitable, top shelf point guard who can shoot, pass and defend. Grant has shown flashes but overall has been too inconsistent and the aging Jose Calderon can’t defend or create much. Calderon can stroke it from deep, but he’s got to be on his way out. Unless the Knicks are sold on Grant taking over the team soon or have their eyes on another trade candidate, perhaps they should consider luring Jeff Teague to the Big Apple.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn let Deron Williams walk for nothing this past summer and then settled on a very average Jarrett Jack at the point. Jack was fine enough as the starter, but he recently tore his ACL and isn’t a lock to be ready for the start of next season. At the moment Donald Sloan and Shane Larkin are all the Nets have and it’s pretty likely that’s all they want as they try to lose games en route to a high draft pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. If they want to try to win this year, though, they probably will want to swing a trade for a better point guard. Teague would give them the big name they lack and could help make their entire roster a little more cohesive.

Houston Rockets

Houston is the only other team in the league that isn’t sure what they want to do at the point and trading for what figures to be an upgrade could be an option. They have two different yet in their own way suitable options in Ty Lawson and Patrick Beverley. Lawson can’t defend and that’s largely all Bev can do. Teague can both score and defend and if Houston sees it right, he could be the answer to their on the surface issues. They’re the least likely of the five, but they deserve mentioning.

Think Teague gets traded to one of these five teams or stays put? Tell us in the comments below!

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2015-16 NBA All Star Starters Revealed

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The 2015-16 NBA All-Star game can officially start it’s countdown, as news has broken about the starters for this year’s mid-season NBA event. We already got our toes dipping into the All-Star talk about a month ago with the release of the custom basketball uniforms for the All-Star game, but now we really can start putting the puzzle together with the big names officially named to the Eastern Conference and Western Conference starting lineups.

It’s always a weird time during the NBA season, as there seem to always be an over the hill veteran or two that don’t really deserve the nod but get it based on respect or popularity. You have your “duh” picks like LeBron James that make total sense and can’t be disputed, and then you also have a few guys slide in that maybe don’t make much sense. On top of it all, no matter what, you also have your All-Star snubs.

As we gear up for another fun All-Star break, let’s take a look at both starting fives and assess which All-Star starters were spot on, which weren’t very deserving and which players stuck on the outside looking in got burned:

Western Conference Starting 5: Stephen Curry (PG), Russell Westbrook (PG), Kobe Bryant (SG), Kevin Durant (SF) and Kawhi Leonard (SF)

The starting lineups are always weird, as they’re based on voting and don’t necessarily factor in how a lineup should be put together for a game. One glance as these five stars and you notice a total lack of size, with zero power forwards or centers voted in right away. Zaza Pachulia (seriously?) and Draymond Green both narrowly missed being name as starters, but will at least certainly make the team in the end, as they rounded out the top five forward spots in terms of voting.

Green most certainly got hosed here a bit, while Bryant did not at all deserve a starting nod. You can’t even use the logic of needing a shooting guard in the starting five, either, as the other spots are occupied by two small forwards and two point guards. Chris Paul, Klay Thompson and James Harden would have been deserving and round out the voting for the other Western Conference guards, but ultimately were not voted in as starters.

Eastern Conference Starting 5: Kyle Lowry (PG), Dwyane Wade (SG), LeBron James (SF), Paul George (SF) and Carmelo Anthony (SF)

Again, if we’re talking about an actual starting five, this voting makes no sense, as there are three small forwards and not a single true power forward or center. James, Melo and George all can and have played the four spot, but none are capable centers and ideally all three man the three spot. That being said, all three are extremely deserving of being voted in as All-Star game starters.

Lowry and Wade definitely have had good season for very different reasons, but Wade and even Lowry getting the nod over one Jimmy Butler is a mild surprise. John Wall and DeMare DeRozan have also enjoyed terrific 2015-16 runs, but didn’t make the initial cut. All of these guys will still be named to the actual All-Star team and can play if they so choose, but the minor snubs are clear to see.

You could say the same down low for the Eastern Conference, as well, with Pau Gasol and Andre Drummond having huge seasons and not getting the starter nod.

Voting Issue

That brings up the dilemma: do you vote simply the best five players in, or do you fill positional slots? There is already abuse in the voting when guys like Bryant and Wade get voted in over other players that are clearly more deserving. If that is going to happen regardless, perhaps a good way to off-set that is to really have players fill precise positions, rather than just have the top vote-getters overall get in. After all, there isn’t a true, defined center slot for the All-Star voting, yet Gasol and Drummond would have had a tight race for the right to be the starting center in the Eastern Conference.

When you look at how close Gasol was behind Melo (not even 1,000 fewer votes), yet Melo was actually close to 500k below the leading small forward vote-getter (King James), it’s quite clear of the two who is actually more deserving of an All-Star starting spot.

That is obviously open for debate, but the All-Star voting process still feels a bit flawed. That won’t take anything away from the excitement of the mid-season break, however, and truth be told, it sure will be nice to see The Black Mamba enjoy one final ride as a starter in this year’s All-Star weekend.

Do you agree with the voters this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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2016 NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Teams That Could be Looking to Deal

2016 NBA Trade Rumors

The 2015-16 NBA season has been a very interesting one, but through it all, it looks like the NBA Finals could come down to about four teams: OKC, San Antonio, Golden State and Cleveland. Naturally, with no real threats in the Eastern Conference at the moment, a few teams could still pull into the running if they can swing a huge trade. The same goes for the Western Conference, where there are still a few teams ranking right below that top three that could see a spike if they land the right trade.

To gauge which teams could be looking to make the biggest move, let’s break down the top 5 teams that could be looking to make a big trade:

Chicago Bulls

Chicago is right behind the Cavs in the Central Division and when it’s all said and done they should end the year as a top-4 team in the Eastern Conference. Their main issue has been injuries, though, with center Joakim Noah (shoulder) being their latest casualty. He’s done for the year and while his absence clears up room for the Bulls jammed front court, it also saps them of some depth and defensive intensity. Chicago could end up trading one of their left over bigs in an effort to kill two birds with one stone – acquire some shooting and free up minutes for rookie big man Bobby Portis. Unloading Taj Gibson for a shooter could be the answer.

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have done a terrific job staying atop the Atlantic Division and at 27-15 look like a top four team in an improved Eastern Conference. They have some very good pieces and once DeMarre Carroll gets healthy might have the balance to be a real threat in the playoffs. Their only real issue has been power forward, as they never replaced Amir Johnson, who left for Boston as a free agent. Markieff Morris could be the answer, as he’s been wanting out of Phoenix for a while now. Whether or not the Raptors could send the Suns a fitting package to get him, of course, is open for debate.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets were two wins away from reaching the NBA Finals last year, so it’s quite a shock that they have basically the same team and are just 22-22 this year. There is a lot of chatter about possibly blowing things up a bit, with James Harden potentially being the only true “untouchable” in Rockets trade rumors. Dwight Howard is in a walk year and could absolutely be on the move, while guys like Terrence Jones, Ty Lawson and others have been involved in trade rumor talk. Houston reportedly likes Markieff Morris and Ryan Anderson and could try to send a package for one of them to get a suitable stretch four.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is a nasty 14-27 thanks to a huge rash of injuries to start the year, but they still have one of the game’s bright young stars in Anthony Davis and don’t want to give up on what is probably a lost season. They’re getting healthier as we speak but did just lose starting shooting guard Eric Gordon for 4-6 weeks. That could be the nail in the coffin, but there is talk that the Pellies will simply go out and seek more shooting elsewhere. There has also been a ton of talk about possibly trading away Ryan Anderson, who is a free agent after next season. Center Omer Asik is also available as the Pelicans may try to reconstruct on the fly.

Orlando Magic

Orlando is an interesting case, as they got off to a really nice start and for a second there looked like they might fend off the Hawks and Heat for the Southeast Division title. That didn’t last long, though, and now they’re 20-20 and might not even make the playoffs. If they really want to make a push, they have two options: make a trade to land a star that can push them to the next level or stick with their young core and hope they figure it out. For the future, the latter may be the right move, but rumors suggest the Magic could be players a the trade deadline nears.

Think these teams will pounce on a move or think all five will stand pat? Tell us in the comments below!

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Timberwolves Latest NBA Team to Bust Out Throwback Uniforms

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Who ever said reflecting on the past was for the weak? The NBA is known for two things: killer swag and being the king of retro. Okay, so they’re known for dunks, sick dimes and more cool things than we care to admit, but let’s be honest, this is an odd sport culture that is built on accessorizing and the weirdest blend of appreciating the old and the new that anyone will ever see. It’s the only sport where the current stars are tops, yet the old school elite players are truly never forgotten.

One big way that’s accomplished is when NBA franchise’s bust out various types of custom basketball uniforms. The best way to do so? When teams promote throwback nights where they have players and fans go back in time via retro uni’s.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were the latest pro basketball squad to take that dive through the jersey time machine, and it naturally ended beautifully.

Well, not entirely. Minnesota still got crushed by a far better Oklahoma City Thunder squad, but they had the perfect blend for “future” and “vintage” just by rostering young stars like Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, while also having a seasoned vet (and former top pick from back in the day) Kevin Garnett around.

It’s the perfect mash-up and it was made even better by Minny’s sweet throwback jerseys. If only more NBA teams would join the fun and either don alternate jerseys more often or even take the extra dive by going back and paying tribute to the old school look.

It doesn’t happen every day, every week or even every month, but we love it whenever we can catch it. Do you like Minnesota’s new/old digs? Got a team you hope takes a trip down memory lane soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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2016 NBA Trade Rumors: 7 Players That Need to Get Traded Now

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It’s January, which can mean a lot of things. It’s the New Year, the NFL playoffs are here and teachers are counting the days until summer. Oh, and NBA trade rumors are alive and well. It really is one of the best times of year, as the anticipation and speculation is about a million times more intense than the actual trades that end up going down. There’s good reason for it this year, too, as several big names keep coming up in trade rumors and a ton of players either could or most certainly should be relocated.

Which ones need to be shipped off somewhere else more than others? We’ll take a look at that in this column, which explores five guys that absolutely need to be traded one way or another before this year’s deadline hits. We’ll leave out DeMarcus Cousins and Dwight Howard for now, as we’re sure to cover them more specifically as the days go by. For now, let’s touch on seven guys that have either worn out their welcome in their current NBA towns or just need to go to a new city:

Ty Lawson, PG, Houston Rockets

The Rockets acquired Lawson this summer in hopes that he could put his past troubles behind them and give them a play-maker at the point guard position. One reasons was to take some ball-handling pressure off of star shooting guard James Harden, as well as boost their offensive output from the point guard position. Unfortunately Lawson has become a further distraction off the court and has not developed into the answer they were seeking on it. The best solution at this point is for both parties to go their separate ways. Lawson could still potentially be the starting point guard answer in the right city, while Houston could seek some scoring to come off of their bench in a trade.

Brandon Jennings, PG, Detroit Pistons

The Pistons for now seem to be content with Jennings working his way back from a torn Achilles, but with Reggie Jackson firmly planted as the team’s franchise point guard, the writing appears to be on the wall that a trade is coming. Jennings still needs to prove he’s the same player after a horrific injury, but if he can, his trade value will see a boost and several teams could express interest in making him their top point guard. Numerous teams could come calling, with the likes of the Knicks and Rockets potentially showing interest.

Kevin Martin, SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

K-Mart is an aging scoring threat stuck on a young, rebuilding team that won’t be competing for a playoff spot anytime soon. On one hand he can still ball and be a key source of offensive production, but on the other he’s taking crucial minutes away from younger talent Minnesota would like to groom. The natural move figures to be a trade for a pick or two, with Martin landing with a team as a starter or key scoring reserve. Teams like the Bulls and Thunder could use an offensive spark at the guard spot off the bench.

David Lee, PF, Boston Celtics

Lee wasted away as a buried bench piece last year with the Warriors and now he’s doing the same in Boston with the Celtics. We’ve still seen flashed of his double-double talent over the past two years, so it’s highly arguable that the aging big man still has something to give to the right team. He’s likely no longer going to be a key starter anywhere, but anyone looking for scoring help inside could try to swing a trade. He’s just too buried behind Boston’s plethora of big men, so he’s likely to be moved before the deadline.

Markieff Morris, PF, Phoenix Suns

Morris is probably the biggest name on this last that 100% can, should and will be moved. He publicly expressed his disdain for the Suns this past summer and has since dropped out of the rotation completely. The relationship doesn’t appear salvageable at this point, pointing to a certain trade in the near future. The Rockets have expressed interest in upgrading at the four spot and Morris could end up being a great fit in Houston. A number of teams will want a competent stretch four like him, though, so whoever is willing to give up the most may land Morris.

Joakim Noah, C, Chicago Bulls

Noah is a special case, as he still can be of use as a defensive stopper, but injuries and age have eroded him down to more of a bench presence. He’s still useful for the Bulls when healthy, but with the presence of so much talent down low in Chicago, he’s quickly become fairly expendable. That could have the Bulls looking to move him in order to acquire some extra offense off the bench. You could even throw in Taj Gibson in that discussion.

Timofey Mozgov, C, Cleveland Cavaliers

Mozzy has regressed in his second year with the Cavs, as he’s more of a slow and methodical talent and hasn’t been supplying the team with any real impact on offense. Without that offensive boost, he’s just a big body that can rebound and block shots. With Anderson Varejao healthy and Tristan Thompson signed to a huge deal, he should quickly become expendable for a Cavs team that could probably still use another shooter. Cleveland may want to hold onto Mozgov to make sure they don’t take a hit in the depth department, but with numerous teams already reportedly inquiring about his availability, it’s not crazy to think he could be on the move after just one season in Ohio.

Think some more NBA players could be on the move before this year’s deadline? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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Taking a Look at NBA’s Top Alternate Uniforms

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The NBA is probably the best sport when it comes to personal branding, image and accessory showcasing. It’s a league full of big personalities, confidence that can be confused as cockiness and elite swagger. It’s also full of some of the most eclectic uniform bases you’ll see in any sport, as the league has various promotions that stem from team-based to Christmas Day uniforms, and most teams offer up interesting alternate uni’s.

BleacherReport.com recently took a look at the first half of the season to see which alternate custom basketball uniforms were best. You can see the video here.

Stephen Nelson and Lance Fresh broke down their favorite five, taking a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers black alternates, the Dallas Mavericks “skylines” alternates, the Toronto Raptors black and gold digs, the retro Memphis Grizzlies uni’s and the Miami Heat camo uniforms.

Miami’s camo digs took the top spot in B/R’s breakdown, but we tend to think the Dallas Mavericks alternates should be #1. Heck, perhaps a different team’s alternate jerseys should be in the top five or be considered the best. Then again, maybe we haven’t seen the best yet and another NBA squad will unveil a cool alternate look before the season is up.

Which top-five uniform was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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2015-16 NBA Christmas Day Preview

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The NBA gets a much-needed break on Thursday, as no pro basketball games are scheduled for Christmas Eve. The league rages back in full force the very next day for Christmas, though, and there are some very interesting matchups and story-lines we all can enjoy for the holiday. The slate isn’t overly heavy, but it’s filled with enough action and drama to appease even the most intense NBA fan.

Let’s break down the top things to watch for during Friday’s NBA Christmas Day schedule:

Christmas Day Uniforms

One of the coolest aspect of the NBA Christmas games is the special custom basketball uniforms each team gets to wear. With five games on today’s holiday slate, we get to see 10 different versions to the cool new retro Christmas jerseys. That way, even if a game is out of hand or not particularly exciting, we at least get to see the players in new digs.

The Brow vs. Hassanity

While the new holiday uni’s are a fine touch, not much beats two goliaths facing off. Anthony Davis is easily one of the top talents in the league, but today he’s tasked with facing both Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside. It’s tough to remember a time we saw so much talent (and shot-blocking ability) in the same game.

Harden vs. Kawhi

It’s the age old battle of elite offense versus elite defense in this matchup, as James Harden tries to get past defensive ace Kawhi Leonard today. The Spurs as a whole are not to be messed with on either side of the court, but their defense is especially a challenge. Can a currently ineffecient Harden do enough to thwart of the Spurs? Will Kawhi even be assigned the task of slowing down Houston’s best offensive player? Probably not, and probably.

Battle of L.A.

The Lakers and Clippers are two very different teams heading in opposite directions, but this is still a fun battle between two Los Angeles teams that don’t lack star power or confidence. Blake Griffin, Chris Paul ad DeAndre Jordan fuel a Clippers team that struggled out of the gates but appears to be finding their second wind, while any game associated with Kobe Bryant is must-see TV these days. The Black Mamba has been on an unlikely run of vintage performances, but can it keep up on Christmas Day – his last ever in the NBA?

NBA Finals Rematch

The uni’s and all of the other stars on Christmas Day are just noise compared to easily the biggest matchup of the holiday season – the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors took down LeBron James and the Cavs in the NBA Finals last year and since then have lost exactly one game to start the 2015-16 NBA season. Will Cleveland hand the mighty Warriors loss number two?

Got something else worth tuning into the NBA games for on Christmas? Tell us in the comments below!

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NBA 2K16 Fans Can Enjoy Christmas Uniforms in Time For Holidays

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A few weeks ago we documented that the NBA would be issuing new Christmas Day uniforms. The custom basketball uniforms had undergone a bit of an overhaul, where they league ditched the tight sleeves and nicknames and instead opted for a more traditional, retro look. As it turns out, the league’s holiday gift-giving doesn’t stop in the real world.

Per reports, fans of the NBA 2K16 video game will be graced with the very same Christmas uni’s. A new update for the popular NBA video game will allow all 30 teams (even the ones not actually playing on Christmas Day this year) their own Christmas uniforms. Fans should be able to access the jerseys in all game modes, but the patch does not apply to already existing leagues. Anyone wanting to see the new Christmas NBA uniforms in their league would have to start a new game mode in order to use them.

NBA 2K16 isn’t stopping at just the new NBA Christmas Day uni’s, either, as they’ve also added three new shoes to their arsenal. Fans can pay up to land the new digs on their MyPlayer game mode. NBA 2K16 also took the time during this latest update to address numerous bugs and corruptions in the online system for various modes.

The recent overhaul is just in time for the holiday season, which both promotes an enhanced user experience for die hard NBA 2K16 gamers that already own the game, and also gives the franchise a mild boost as an improved product to purchase during Christmas.

If you’re not a fan of the game or simply don’t own/play it, you can catch the special Christmas Day NBA uniforms in real life when a select few NBA squads go to battle on December 25th.

Excited about the NBA Christmas Day uni’s one way or another? Tell us about it in the comments below!

*photo credit – operationsports.com

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