Breaking Down Christmas 2012 Uniforms for Lakers, Knicks, Heat, Celtics and Nets

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 12, 2012

Credit: Darren Rovell on WhoSay
Credit: Darren Rovell on WhoSay

Some of the NBA's most popular teams will don special new "BIG Color" threads on Christmas Day. 

The Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and New York Knicks will all show off their brand new Christmas presents from Adidas on December 25 in celebration of 65 years of Christmas Day games, according to's Jay Casteel.

From the looks of it, Adidas has also developed "BIG Color" jerseys for the Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz

The Celtics and Nets will tip off the day's action in Brooklyn, followed by the Knicks versus Lakers in Los Angeles. Then the Heat will host the Thunder in their holiday jersey debut. 

But like an anxious toddler on Christmas Eve, we don't want to wait to see what we got. Here's a first look at Adidas' new NBA Christmas 2012 uniforms, courtesy of ESPN's Darren Rovell on WhoSay and's Jay Casteel.


Boston Celtics

It's impossible to mess up a Boston Celtics jersey. After all, the C's are one of the most recognizable franchises in sports thanks to their slick green and white unis.

Here's a look at what Rajon Rondo will be wearing versus Brooklyn on Christmas.

Not a shocking change from the Celtics' usual look, but an appropriate one for Christmas.

Look for Boston's Kevin Garnett to present us with his best Grinch impression in these all-green outfits, boxing out and swatting shots like they're cans of Who hash. 


Brooklyn Nets

Here's a look at what Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams will look like inside the Barclays Center on Christmas Day. 

Although I haven't been a fan of the Nets' jerseys this season because of their lack of color and pattern, I have to say I'm fully on board with their holiday attire. In this case, the black and white create an eye-catching contrast.

If you ask me, the Nets should consider wearing these jerseys for the rest of the season.

Here's another look at the Celtics and Nets threads, as well as the Chicago Bulls' jerseys.


Los Angeles Lakers

It's safe to say that Lakers fans are more worried about whether recently hired head coach Mike D'Antoni can bring all of the roster's talent together more so than how fly the team will be looking for its Christmas Day showdown with the New York Knicks.

But here's a look anyway.

It's hard to find anything wrong with this look for L.A. The white-all-over effect is a perfect symbol of the holidays. All that's left to do to complete the Lakers' look is for the crowd at Staples Center to white out the arena. 


Miami Heat

LeBron James and the Miami Heat will host the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day. 

Here's the first look at what LeBron's jersey will look like.

These jerseys aren't bad, but we've seen the Heat rock similar jerseys in the past, only black instead of red.

There isn't a whole lot to get excited about with Miami's threads. But I'm sure a win over the Thunder would have the folks in South Beach thanking Santa Claus for an afternoon Christmas gift. 

Meanwhile, the OKC Thunder will rock an all blue jersey with some orange outline. 

Here's another look at the Heat and Lakers edition of "BIG Color," as well as Memphis' unique jerseys.


New York Knicks

The Knicks will open their presents in Hollywood before taking on the star-studded L.A. Lakers. But Carmelo Anthony and his New York teammates will look more like pumpkins than anything else when they take the floor at the Staples Center.

This would have been a stellar look for Halloween, but I'm not sure if it works for the winter holidays, especially Christmas. 

The only good news is that the Knicks' orange will blend nicely with the Lakers' white.

Here's a final look at the Knicks' jerseys as well as a shot of the Spurs and Jazz unis. Adidas opted for a gray look for San Antonio it seems to avoid copying the Brooklyn design.

Here we have the Pacers, Rockets, Mavericks. The Rockets will play at Chicago on Christmas Day, hence the gray color rather than red.

Finally, a look at the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers "BIG Color" jerseys. Denver will play the Los Angeles in the NBA's final game on Christmas Day. 

Here's what Blake Griffin and Lob City will be rocking. 

As for the Nuggets, they'll be decked out in a dark blue look 








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