Merry Christmas from Dime and the NBA

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Now that Christmas Day is here and all of your shopping and holiday partying is done, you have nothing left do but sit back and wait for the real gift of today – NBA games.

As you’re watching the clock tick down til tipoff, we have some holiday cheer to send your way, compliments of the NBA.

Here are some of our favorite videos of NBA squads singing Christmas carols throughout the years:

1. Memphis Grizzles
Synopsis: Zach Randolph, OJ Mayo, Mike Conley, Sam Young, Rudy Gay, Darrell Arthur and Hasheem Thabeet sing a Memphis Grizzlies version of the “12 Days of Christmas.”

As Christmas song renditions go, this is pretty horrible. “The 12 days of Christmas” is already a long song and making it into a long advertisement makes it quite bad.

Highlight: Hasheem Thabeet hating the whole production as he “sings” with his arms crossed.

Favorite Line: “And a five game holiday pack.” – Zach Randolph. Just seeing Zach smile makes this great.

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2. Golden State Warriors

Synopsis: Wearing holiday sweaters and other Christmas-related outfits, Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, Rodney Carney, Lou Amundson, Reggie Williams, and Ekpe Udoh sing a not-in-rhythm version of “Jingle Bells.”

This Warrior team was pretty young and their youthful exuberance makes up for their horrible singing voices.

Highlight: Monta Ellis getting into the holiday spirit.

Favorite Line: “I really gotta sing?” – Reggie Williams

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3.Los Angeles Lakers

Synopsis: Two of the Lakers cheerleaders get in on the act as they join Pau Gasol, Theo Ratliff, Matt Barnes, Metta World Peace, Devin Ebanks and Derek Fisher in singing “Jingle Bells.”

Kobe either was too cool to sing or was so bad that the Lakers cut it out but he does wish fans happy holidays. The outtakes at the end of the clip are great.

Highlight: Metta World Peace’s haircut.

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