LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will also be featured on this year’s NBA Christmas Day. The afternoon game is against the franchise’s historic rivals, the Boston Celtics. James is no stranger to playing on Christmas Day. Since LeBron James joined the Lakers, they have played on Christmas Day every year. Previously, James had played on Christmas Day with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. Looking ahead to this year’s games, James called on social media for the return of Christmas Day-specific jerseys.
It was great!!! 💨💨💨💨🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 . I wish we still had Christmas Day undershirts around the league. I wonder why he stopped. 🤷🏾♂️
This was amazing!!! 💨💨💨💨🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. I do wish we had Xmas day uniforms across the league still. Wonder why it stopped. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/A73AF7Dnn0
– LeBron James (@KingJames) December 24, 2023
The last time the NBA had jerseys specifically for Christmas Day was in 2017. After that year, the NBA’s jersey contract with Adidas expired and Nike took over as the NBA’s jersey manufacturer. 2008 was the first year the NBA decided to produce jerseys specifically for Christmas and they became a popular item among players and fans. Who knows, maybe on the next NBA Christmas Day Nike will listen to LeBron James and come back…