WATCH: NBA Drops New Christmas Day Matchup Trailer

NBA spotlights quality Christmas day matchups in new hype video.  

In advance of some marquee December 25th matchups, the NBA has released a new video entitled “The NBA Lights Up Christmas Day.”  

The NBA comes bearing gifts for fans with its captivating Christmas Day schedule. Each game is important and Top 15 players will be featured throughout the five-game slate.

  • Milwaukee Bucks @ New York Knicks (12 p.m. ET, ESPN)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets (3 p.m. ET, ABC)
  • Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics (5:30 p.m. ET, ABC)
  • Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors (8 p.m. ET, ABC)
  • Portland Trail Blazers @ Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)


The clip perfectly captures the excitement of the NBA holiday season through a light show of the superstar player matchups scheduled.  

The NBA Lights Up Christmas Day

The NBA on Christmas Day is back. Check out the game’s best and brightest as they light up the holidays during this special time of year. Watch Tim Hardaway Jr., Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, Donovan Mitchell, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James shine in this special light show.


The spot features players from the five different games as holiday light displays, including: 

Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks) vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)

Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) vs. Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)

James Harden (Houston Rockets) vs. Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers) vs. Kyrie Irving (Boston Celtics)

Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) vs. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)

This vid is all set to a modern rendition of “Deck the Halls,” each beat synchronized to the players’ movements.

Which matchup are you looking forward to?

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