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We're now just hours away from Christmas Day 2010, a day where we'll reacquaint with family and celebrate the gift of giving. After we're all done exchanging gifts, we'll have our eyes locked on the TV, with several marquee NBA games on the schedule. Tomorrow afternoon, perhaps the three best basketball players in the world will not only take the court for nationally televised games, but they're also set to debut their "Christmas Day" Nike signature shoes. For Kobe, the "Green Means Go" Zoom Kobe VI. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant refuses to slow down in the "No Yield For Yellow" Zoom KD III. Lastly, LeBron will introduce the world to the Air Max LeBron 8 V/2 in a "Run on Red" colorway. Much like the debate on the court, the questions are similar when it comes to these Christmas kicks - Which player's pair is the best of the three?

To help us settle the debate, take a detailed look at each sneaker with design insight from Tom Luedecke, Jason Petrie and Leo Chang. Let us know which pair you think takes the top spot and give your reasons why.

Nike Christmas Day Showdown: Nike Zoom Kobe VI "Green Means Go"

Spotlight: Tom Luedecke Details The "Christmas" Zoom Kobe VI

Nike Christmas Day Showdown: Nike Zoom KD III "No Yield For Yellow"

Spotlight: Leo Chang Details The "Christmas" Zoom KD3

Nike Christmas Day Showdown: Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2 "Run on Red"

Spotlight: Jason Petrie Details The "Christmas" Nike LeBron 8 V2