Watch: the NBA Is Ready to Give the ‘Gift of Basketball’ on Christmas Day

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers
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Jingle bells are starting to ring in the NBA.

As Christmas Day gets closer, everyone around the league is looking toward the marquee matchups that the NBA will have for its annual slate of games.

This year the league has plenty of superstars in action, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Kristaps Porzingis, Joel Embiid, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, and John Wall. Yeah, that’s quite a bit of star power.

The league has released a new “I’m Why” video spot for the Christmas games as part of the NBA’s “This Is Why We Play” campaign, showing off some of those stars in action. Naturally, the spot is set to the classic “Jingle Bells” tune, just in time for the holiday season.

Take a look:

The full Christmas slate includes games on ABC, TNT, and ESPN throughout the day.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

  • Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors at 3:00 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics at 5:30 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC
  • Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET on TNT

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