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Christmas Day is perhaps the biggest and most anticipated on the sneaker calendar. Several players across the league show off Christmas-themed sneakers, while others debut brand new models. Making the most headlines this year has been Nike's releases for Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

Also making a mark is Dwyane Wade, who debuted the upcoming Air Jordan 2011 on the court. Chinese Brands PEAK and ANTA even got in on the action, while adidas showcased new Dwight and D-Rose signature colorways. Take a look at some of the footwear being worn around the NBA on Christmas Day.

Danilo Gallinari wearing the Reebok Zig Slash

New York Knick Danilo Gallinari attempts to retain possession in his Christmas Reebok Zig Slash PE.

Carlos Boozer wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010; Amar'e Stoudemire wearing the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer

Carlos Boozer rocks a red-based colorway of the Nike Hyperdunk 2010. Unfortunately, nobody sent Amar'e a "Miami Hurricanes" Pro Combat Zoom Huarache Trainer to match his green Knicks uni.

Derrick Rose wearing the adidas adiZero Rose

Derrick Rose drives by wearing his adiZero Rose sneaker in a red colorway.

Raymond Felton wearing the adidas adiZero Infiltrate

Raymond Felton drives in the adidas adiZero Infiltrate.

Gilbert Arenas wearing the Air Jordan Retro 9 Premio

Gilbert Arenas brought back the Bin23 Air Jordan Retro 9 Premio for Orlando's win over Boston.

Dwight Howard wearing the adidas Beast Commander

Dwight Howard debuted the "Bright Blue" adidas Beast Commander.

Kevin Garnett wearing the Anta KG1

Kevin Garnett shoots in his ANTA KG1 Christmas PE.

Jason Richardson wearing the PEAK JR1

Jason Richarson looks to set up a play in a Christmas colorway of his PEAK JR1 shoe.

Ray Allen wearing the Jordan Alpha Team One

Ray Allen drives by J.J. Redick in the upcoming Jordan Hardcourt Classic, a sneaker inspired by the original Team One.

Jameer Nelson wearing the Reebok Zig Slash

Jameer Nelson sparked the Magic rally in his Reebok Zig Slash Player Exclusive.

Marquis Daniels wearing the And1 Renegade Pro Mid

Marquis Daniels wears a Player Exclusive colorway of the And1 Renegade Pro Mid.

Glen Davis wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

"Big Baby" Glen Davis shoots a jumper wearing the Christmas-themed Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

Shaquille O'Neal wearing Li-Ning

Shaq defends Dwight Howard in a Christmas colorway of his Li-Ning sneaker.

Paul Pierce wearing the Nike Air Legacy 2

Paul Pierce attempts a layup in his Nike Air Legacy 2 PE.

Quentin Richardson wearing the Jordan Alpha Team One

Quentin Richardson wears his own Jordan Alpha Team One Player Exclusive.

Courtsiders wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Courtside spectators at Staples Center wearing the "Christmas Day" Nike Zoom Kobe VI from the Venomenon Pack.

Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2011

Dwyane Wade introducing the brand new Air Jordan 2011 in a Player Exclusive colorway.

Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2011.

Another shot of Dwyane Wade's Jordan 2011 PE.

LeBron James wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2.

LeBron James is caught lacing his newly released "Christmas Day" Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2.

LeBron James wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron 8 V/2

Close-up of LeBron's kicks on the court.

Kobe Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI; Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2011

Kobe Bryant, wearing his "Christmas Day" Nike Zoom Kobe VI, posts up on Dwyane Wade, wearing the Air Jordan 2011.

Kobe Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Another look at Kobe's new sneaker.

Kobe Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Close-up of Kobe's kicks on the court.

Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2011; Kobe Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Wade and Kobe continue to battle in their new kicks.

Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2011; Kobe Bryant wearing the Zoom Kobe VI

D-Wade vs. Kobe once again.

Lamar Odom wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Lamar Odom throws it down wearing a Kobe-like "Christmas Day" Zoom Hyperfuse PE.

LeBron James wearing the Air Max LeBron 8 V/2; Ron Artest wearing Ball'N; Lamar Odom wearing the Zoom Hyperfuse

LeBron James in the Air Max LeBron 8 V/2; Ron Artest wearing Ball'N; Lamar Odom wearing his Hyperfuse PE.

Pau Gasol wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010; Zydrunas Ilgauskas wearing the Nike Zoom Soldier IV

Pau Gasol tries to upstage Kobe with his "All Volt Everything" Hyperdunk 2010 PE. Zydrunas Ilgauskas defends in a red-based Zoom Soldier IV colorway.

Chris Bosh wearing the Air Max Nike Hyperdunk 2010

Chris Bosh is pumped up in his green-laced red Air Max Hyperdunk 2010s.

Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2011

Dwyane Wade flies in the New Air Jordan 2011.

Dwyane Wade wearing the Air Jordan 2010

Not yet comfortable with the Air Jordan 2011? Dwyane Wade makes an early switch back to his Air Jordan 2010 PE.

George Lopez wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI

Comedian George Lopez shows off his new Kobes.

Pau Gasol wearing the Nike Hyperdunk 2010

Another shot of Pau Gasol's volt-based Hyperdunk 2010 PE.

Juwan Howard wearing the Jordan Rare Air

Juwan Howard (yes, that Juwan Howard) is the first to rock the Jordan Rare Air on the court.

Nene wearing the adidas TS Heat Check

Nuggets center Nene goes to work in his adidas TS Heat Check Player Exclusive.

Jeff Green wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse; Kevin Durant wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

Nene's dunk is defended by Jeff Green and Kevin Durant, wearing a Hyperfuse PE and the "Christmas Day" KD III respectively.

Kenyon Martin wearing the Nike Air Flightposite

Kenyon Martin contests a Jeff Green jumper in the metallic gold Nike Air Flightposite.

Chris Anderson wearing the Converse Star Player EVO

"Birdman" Chris Anderson eyes a block in a Christmas colorway of the Converse Star Player EVO.

Russell Westbrook wearing the Nike Air Max Hypermadness

Russell Westbrook goes for a layup in the Nike Air Max Hypermadness, set to release in Spring 2011.

Kevin Durant wearing the Nike Zoom KD III

Kevin Durant dropped 44 in his "Christmas Day" Nike Zoom KD III.

Thabo Sefolosha and Ty Lawson wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

Ty Lawson and Thabo Sefolosha square off in Player Exclusive colorways of the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

LaMarcus Aldridge wearing the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010

LaMarcus Aldridge dunks in a Christmas flavored Air Max Hyperdunk 2010.

Rudy Fernandez wearing the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse; Dorrell Wright wearing PEAK shoes

Rudy Fernandez, wearing a Christmas Hyperfuse PE, attempts a layup over Dorrell Wright in his PEAK sneakers.

Andre Miller wearing the adidas adiZero Infiltrate

Andre Miller runs the point in a red-based colorway of the adidas adiZero Infiltrate.

Monta Ellis wearing the And1 ME 8 Sovereign

Monta Ellis tracks down a loose ball in his And1 ME8 Sovereign Mid. Nicolas Batum's Pro Model 2010 is in the background.

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