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Gallery: NBA's Christmas Day sneakers

LeBron James wearing the Christmas colorway of his signature Nike sneakers.  (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)LeBron James sported the Christmas colorway of his signature Nike sneakers. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Christmas Day is a prime showcase for both the NBA and the major sneaker companies, and the league's biggest names rocked all sorts of special edition footwear during Wednesday's quintuple-header.

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and a host of All-Stars delivered the goods on the sneakerhead holiday, even if big names like Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony were  watching from the sideline due to injury.

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This year, there was a bit of a twist: the NBA came out with striped socks in the team's colors to offer an even livelier option for more adventurous players. Here's Durant modeling both his signature "KD VI" Nike sneakers and the striped socks.

Kevin Durant, Thunder: Nike. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images) Kevin Durant wore his Christmas Day signature Nike sneakers and holiday socks. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

Below, find a gallery of sneakers that were worn on Christmas Day: 25 players from all 10 teams that competed on the holiday are included. Shoes by Jordan Brand, Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Reebok, Li-Ning, Peak and New Balance all make an appearance.

Check out The Point Forward's 2012 Christmas Day Shoes gallery if you'd like to compare.

Additional credits: Deron Williams (via AthleteSwag on LockerDome.com) and Matt Bonner (via @DanMcCarneySAEN)
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