NBA Christmas Day uniforms 2013: Teams to wear new sleeved jerseys

NBA players will be competing in glorified shirseys on Christmas Day.

If you didn't know by now, the NBA is doing something new and rather unique with their Christmas Day jerseys this season. Rather than the traditional looking uniform, the 10 teams playing Wednesday will be wearing sleeved jerseys that kind of look like pajamas. Or basically just a glorified shirsey.

Instead of numbers and team name in writing on the fronts of the jerseys, the fronts are adorned with a "BIG" shiny team logo. And they really are big. Almost obnoxiously big. The fronts also have the NBA logo at the top. There are numbers on the sleeves, while the backs look more like the normal NBA jersey.

To help promote the jerseys, the NBA released the "Jingle Hoops" commercial, starring LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose and Steve Nash. Rose and Nash will sadly not be playing on Christmas due to injuries, but the commercial is pretty cool nonetheless:

Some NBA players weren't big fans:

Roy Hibbert did too, from the ESPN's NBA account:

And, um, maybe the person who the NBA least wants to irritate: LeBron James:

Promo pics of the uniforms were also released online. Let's have a look at all of them, game-by-game:

Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets

Here's what they actually looked like in action:


Some players on the Nets had weird stripey socks unlike anything we've ever seen on a basketball court:


They're supposed to be candycanes, but they look like Uggs.

Christmas shoes from Deron Williams:


Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks

It seems Beno Udrih isn't a fan -- after bricking a three, he rolled up his sleeves:

Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers

Here are Ray Allen's shoes:

Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs

Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors

And here are Chris Paul's powder blue shoes. We're fans.

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