Video of NBA Stars Singing 'Jingle Bells' Not as Well as They Play Basketball

Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistDecember 25, 2012

The NBA's superstars are known for being masters of their craft, but they're also known for being deft at other trades as well. Singing Christmas carols does not fall into that "other" category, though.

In the league's never-ending attempt to get us in the holiday spirit, the NBA posted a video of James Harden, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin performing their own rendition of "Jingle Bells."

It didn't go well.

All four stars struggled to hold a tune, singing off-pitch and in monotone voices that wouldn't exactly captivate the masses.

Except that it did.


Well, if you're not keeling over with laughter as you watch Kidd's poor timing (ironic since his timing is great on the hardwood), Harden's disturbingly quirky smile certainly did you in.

What really got me, however, was the way Griffin and Paul were able to butcher the lyrics somewhat successfully, leading Kidd into another poorly portrayed chorus:

Dashing down the court, on a three-on-one fast break, over the "D" he jumps, dunking all the way! The way we play the game, is such a pretty sight...Oh, what fun it is to play on Christmas Day and Night.

Lyrically, Paul and Griffin's part was clever. Execution wise, though? Not so much.

But that's part of the fun. OK, it's all of the fun.

So sit back, grab some eggnog (and maybe some aspirin) and enjoy this horrifically hilarious depiction of "Jingle Bells''—all the while remaining thankful that these guys play basketball and don't record albums.