NBA Christmas Day Sneakers
Christmas has become a big day for NBA fans, who could've watched 13 straight hours of basketball after a morning of opening presents. It's also a huge day for sneaker fans as players tend to bust out special shoes for the big day. We collected our favorite looks from yesterday in this gallery of Christmas Day Sneakers. Just be careful not to stare directly into Nick Young's shoes.
Athletes in the Christmas Spirit
Nationals pitcher Doug Fister bought his Twitter followers a cup of coffee from Starbucks ... Aaron Rodgers treated his offensive line and backup quarterbacks to a 55-inch Samsung TV ... Panthers defensive line coach Eric Washington helped a single mother of five whose house was robbed of all the gifts she had purchased for her kids ... Jayson Werth surprised the children of a fallen military member and taught them some baseball skills ... Kevin Love once received a stapler from his uncle, a member of the Beach Boys.
The Nation's Shortest Running Back
Rice running back Jayson Carter, who stands 4-foot-9 and weighs 140 pounds, got some playing time during yesterday's Hawaii Bowl victory over Fresno State. Carter was born with a genetic disorder that stunted his growth and had been on the Owls' scout team his first three seasons.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Why isn't someone like Heather Hogrefe ever at the pump next to me when I get gas? (click here for full-size gallery).
NBA Style Watch
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Chris Anderson Would Be Proud
J.J. Watt Hits Christmas Jackpot
Drew Gooden Hits Better Jackpot
Odds & Ends
Curt Schilling offered Johnny Manziel some free advice on Twitter ... This is easily the biggest free-agent signing to be broken at a Honeybaked Ham ... Most disappointing players of the NFL season ... LeBron James and Dwyane Wade bro'd it up before Thursday's Heat-Cavs game ... This enormous hot dog, dubbed the District Duel, is reason alone to attend this year's Winter Classic ... LeBron on the Cavs: "We're not that good right now." ... Kenny Smith threw Shaquille O'Neal into a Christmas Tree on Inside the NBA last night ... Pets in ugly Christmas sweaters ... Anyone tried the fried chicken waffle burger?
Roberto Gronkowski wishes his fans a Merry Christmas (in Spanish).
Miami Shows Love for LeBron
LeBron James receives a standing ovation upon his return to Miami yesterday.
These Never Get Old
Western Michigan linebacker Grant DePalma receives a scholarship from Santa Claus. The walk-on finished second on the team in 2014 with 54 tackles.
Home Alone Booby Traps
Kevin McCallister is one smart 8-year-old.