Found December 26, 2012 on
With five NBA games on national television on Tuesday, you probably used the commercial breaks as a time to open presents, chug another glass of egg nog and open some more presents. If so, you missed some quality programming.
Creative TV ads are a staple of Super Bowl Sunday, but Christmas Day is the biggest holiday on the NBA’s calendar. Companies responded to hoops’ Yuletide popularity by putting a hearty helping of NBA-theme commercials into their rotation on ESPN and ABC. The commercials included current stars like Kevin Durant and Chris Paul, as well as the Knicks’ biggest superfan reminiscing about Bernard King, one of the great stars of the past.
So call your friends on your Sprint phone, tell them to drive over in their Kia Optima insured by State Farm, and enjoy some entertaining ads.
Check out NBA-themed TV commercials from Christmas Day>>
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BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
BUT WHO'S WATCHING HIM?
Justin Bieber was seated courtside on Thursday night at Staples Center, watching over Chris Paul II, the four-year-old son of Clippers star Chris Paul.
Thus far, Chris Paul has dished out over 5,000 assists since he was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2005. So it’s only right that for once Paul was on the other end of an assist after receiving a huge shipment of sneakers from Jordan Brand. The shipment most notably included the Air Jordan 1 “Knicks”, Air Jordan 1 “Bulls”, Air Jordan 13 “Bred”, Air Jordan...
Chris Paul’s mini me, Chris Paul Jr. made a friend at Thursday night’s Clippers vs. Celtics game at Staples Center, Justin Bieber. Turns out the little one is a big fan and after the win Chris Paul tweeted out a thank you to JB for making his son’s day: “You have NO clue the smile that you put on lil Chris face 2nite…really appreciate you man!! He does not know what to...
Blake Griffin, during his post game media availability, channeled his inner Cliff Paul, Chris Paul’s identical twin in the State Farm “Born To Assist” commercial that premiered on Christmas: via @laclippers, @jadande, @DanWoikeSports, @arashmarkazi
For those of you who are fashion-conscious, please avert your eyes from the get-ups being worn by Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and forward Blake Griffin.For the rest of you, here they are.....(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)
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Olympic teammates share the honr.
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Matt Barnes tied his season high with 21 points off the bench,
Chris Paul had 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated
Boston 106-77 on Thursday night, becoming the first team to win 15
consecutive games since the Celtics four years ago.