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The Knicks get into Christmas spirit with special uniforms

Eric Freeman
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Today is Christmas, full of joy and cheer, and there's no better way to spend it than by watching five quality NBA basketball games with your friends, family, and the new puppy you received last night. This truly is the happiest day of the year.

The NBA festivities kicked off this morning with the Knicks' 103-95 win over the Bulls at Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks got into the Christmas spirit with some festive duds to mark the occasion. With the Bulls wearing their usual road reds, the Knicks eschewed their usual home colors and went with their rare alternate green, most famous for Nate Robinson's "Krypto-Nate" performance in the 2009 dunk contest against Dwight Howard(notes).

The point behind this red and green combination should be fairly obvious: they're Christmas colors, today is Christmas, and the Knicks wanted to do something to honor the holiday. It's a nice touch, and unlike some Christmas changes -- like, say, the Lakers' current neon green shoes -- it doesn't seem terribly forced since the jersey is already one of their alternates.

Here's hoping the Knicks try this out at other times during the season. I hear baby blue works great on Easter.

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