NBA stars sing ‘Jingle Bells’ in new Christmas ad
By Ben Golliver
The NBA continues to churn out holiday-themed video spots in advance of its quintuple-header on Christmas Day.
In this video, easily the least inspired of the bunch, Rockets guard James Harden, Knicks guard Jason Kidd, Clippers guard Chris Paul and Clippers forward Blake Griffin all do their best (or worst) to sing Jingle Bells, the popular Christmas carol.
All four players will be a part of the Christmas slate. The Rockets will visit the Bulls, the Knicks will visit the Lakers and the Clippers will host the Nuggets.
Back in November, the league released a spot playing off of Carol of the Bells, in which five NBA stars dribbled basketballs to the song’s famous tune. Earlier this week, the NBA tabbed Knicks fan Spike Lee to reminisce on the greatness of Bernard King and featured Thunder star Kevin Durant and his mother, Wanda Pratt, in a black-and-white spot.
The Christmas preparations wouldn’t be complete without new duds. The 10 teams playing on Christmas will be wearing special “BIG color” jerseys. Durant and fellow superstar Nike endorses LeBron James and Kobe Bryant will also wear special-edition Christmas sneakers.