New Christmas Day jerseys for the Thunder
By Ben Golliver
Prepare to have your mind blown a little bit.
On Monday, the NBA and Adidas unveiled new-look jerseys for the league's Christmas Day slate and beyond. Christmas is always the NBA's biggest day of the regular season, and this year is no different. The league has a quintuple-header scheduled.
Dubbed the "BIG Color" uniforms, all 10 teams playing on Christmas will get single-color jersey designs.
“I grew up watching games on Christmas Day and it’s a huge honor to have your team play in front of millions around the world,” said All-NBA center Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers. “I’m excited to wear these BIG Color uniforms that bring style and flare to the court and represent my team!”
The uniforms feature a monochromatic color scheme with solid color team logos, names, and numbers framed with minimal accent color and a shimmer finish for a bold statement.
“We worked with adidas to amplify our long-standing tradition of playing on Christmas Day,” said NBA Executive Vice President Global Merchandising Sal LaRocca. “BIG Color gives our players an enhanced look on the court and highlights one of the most visible dates during our season with a new and exciting range of products.”
Click through to see what the NBA's Christmas Day jerseys look like.
12:00 p.m. ET: The Celtics will visit the Nets in the new Barclays Center. Boston goes all green, of course. Brooklyn is mostly black everything.
New Christmas Day jerseys for the for the Celtics and Nets. (NBA)
3:00 p.m. ET: The Knicks will face Mike D'Antoni's Lakers at Staples Center. New York get the pumpkin treatment; L.A. goes all-white.
New Christmas Day jerseys for the for the Knicks and Lakers. (NBA)
5:30 p.m. ET: In a Finals rematch, the Thunder will take on the Heat at American Airlines Arena. Oklahoma City goes blue; Miami goes deep red. (See pictures of the jerseys at top.)
8:00 p.m. ET: The Rockets will play the Bulls in the United Center. Chicago in red; Houston in gray.
New Christmas Day jerseys for the Bulls and Rockets. (NBA)
10:30 p.m. ET: In the nightcap, the Nuggets will play the Clippers at Staples Center. (Still waiting on pictures of the jerseys for these two.)
The NBA also released new looks for five other teams on Monday.
Here's the Spurs in gray and the Grizzlies in blue.
New jerseys for the Spurs and Grizzlies. (NBA)
The Jazz get a deep blue while the Pacers go gold.
New jerseys for the Jazz and Pacers. (NBA)
The Mavericks, finally, also get the gray treatment.
New Mavericks jerseys. (NBA)