The Best NBA Christmas Sneakers Every Year Since 2008

Nothing says Christmas like NBA Christmas games and sneakers. Here are all the best NBA Christmas sneakers since 2008.

LeBron 7 Christmas Lights
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LeBron 7 Christmas Lights

Christmas Day is perfect for throwing back pints, gorging yourself with roasted meat and pies, opening presents, and trying to have enough energy to watch a full slate of NBA games without falling asleep on the couch and spilling your beer all over yourself and the cushions. The games have become as much of a tradition as getting into drunken fights with your relatives or sister’s boyfriend on December 25. There’s another big thing at play here, too: the sneakers the players wear on the court. Up until this season, Christmas was one a select few days where players could wear whatever they wanted, and the brands took advantage of this.

It really picked up back in 2009, when Nike relaunched LeBron James and Kobe Bryant’s lines (more on that in a bit) and has grown since. It also doesn’t hurt that the NBA puts together the most intriguing, rival-fueled matches for the day, either. Lakers vs Celtics, Warriors vs Cavs, and the list goes on. Over the past 10 years, the Christmas Day sneaker tradition for the NBA has gotten better and better and here are picks for the best sneaker moments every year.

2008 - Nike LeBron 6 'Chalk'

LeBron James Christmas 2008

2009 - Nike LeBron 7 'Christmas'

LeBron James Christmas 2009

2010 - Nike Kobe 6 'Grinch'

Kobe Bryant Christmas 2010

2011 - Nike Kobe 7 'Cheetah'

Kobe Bryant Christmas 2011

2012 - Air Jordan XVIII & XX PEs

Ray Allen Christmas 2012

2013 - Air Jordan 11 Low 'Lakers' Custom

Nick Young Christmas 2013

2014 - Nike Kyrie 1 'Christmas' PE

Kyrie Irving Christmas 2014

2015 - Nike Kyrie 2 'Christmas'

Kyrie Irving Christmas 2015

2016 - Nike LeBron 14 'Out of Nowhere'

LeBron James Christmas 2016

2017 - Kith x Nike LeBron 15

LeBron James Christmas 2017

2018 - Nike Lebron 6 'Stewie'

P.J. Tucker Christmas 2018

2019 - Air Jordan IV 'Wahlburgers'

PJ Tucker Air Jordan 4 IV Wahlburgers