I'm dreaming of an... orange Christmas?

The New York Knicks were sporting bright orange uniforms when they took the floor against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Christmas. The Knicks' orange-orange combo contrasted sharply with the Lakers' all-white Christmas kit. Both uniforms are part of Adidas' attempt to use the NBA's 5-game Christmas schedule to move some product. You may remember both these uniforms from that "Carol of the Bells" commercial that was released a few weeks ago.

The reception to that clever bit of musical marketing was markedly better than what the Knicks' gear received on its own. Many took a break from their family festivities (and/or workday on the NBA beat) to call out the Day-Glo get-up.



Sean Hartnett
The Knicks all-orange jerseys are so ugly... Twitter isn't allowing me to post 'em. Will just re-tweet the Knicks' official photo.


John Schmeelk
My take on uniforms: Knicks are human orange flourescent highlighters. One of the worst things I've ever seen.


Megan Carter
Ugh...don't know what's a worse sight; the Knicks orange uniforms or Chris Brown & Rihanna in the front row.


J. Doug Hatings
The orange uniforms make all the Knicks look old and fat. And citrussy


Tim Reynolds
I love the color orange. I love alternate uniforms. But these Knicks unis today are an insult to tangerines.

Wearing two orange arms sleeves, an orange headband and a pair of orange socks along with his tangerine Adidas issue, Melo scored 34 as the Knicks came up short against the Lakers.

Despite it being 60 degrees in L.A., it was still a white (uniform) Christmas inside the Staples Center.

Take a look at these photos and let us know if the Knicks should re-gift these alternate jerseys.

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  • New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks looks to drive to the basket against Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

  • Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol

    New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (6) battles Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16), of Spain, for a rebound during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Carmelo Anthony, Metta World Peace

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace (15) during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) drives to the basket against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) drives between New York Knicks guards Jason Kidd (5) and Raymond Felton (2) during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Kobe Bryant, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, is fouled by New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, right, as forward Carmelo Anthony, center, watches during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • BASKET-US-LAKERS-KNICKS

    Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers tosses the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against Metta World Peace #15 and Dwight Howard #12 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

  • BASKET-US-LAKERS-KNICKS

    Pau Gasol (C)of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks shoots a jump shot against Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

  • BASKET-US-LAKERS-KNICKS

    Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks reaches for the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BASKET-US-LAKERS-KNICKS

    Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches with the ball against the New York Knicks during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks shoots a jump shot against Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

  • BASKET-US-LAKERS-KNICKS

    Carmelo Anthony #7 (L) of the New York Knicks controls the ball against Dwight Howard of the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BASKET-US-LAKERS-KNICKS

    Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks jumps with the ball against Darius Morris #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their NBA game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks makes a pass from the floor as Metta World Peace #15 and Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers try to defend the play during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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