Want some suggestions of what to buy the basketball fan this Christmas – or even what to hint for from Santa?

Here’s our top picks for the holiday season.


Our very favourite basketball – the Molten matchball which feels good, lasts well and has to our knowledge never tried to any smart Apps which wins a few extra points in our book. Molten BG4500 Basketball


Giannis Antetokounmpo’s story reads like something out of a Disney fable. From selling trinkets with his brothers as an immigrant family on the streets of Athens to becoming a NBA champion and MVP with more money than he could possibly use. In Giannis, Mirin Fader appraises the man with the Milwaukee Bucks superstar and explores what made him and will continue to drive him on. Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA Champion

Scottie Pippen will forever be known as Michael Jordan’s sidekick in the golden era of the Chicago Bulls. He would rather you understand him in his own right. In Unguarded, an unvarnished and fascinating appraisal of his career, his life – and his illustrious team-mates, Pippen is as he was on the court: holding little back. Unguarded

The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA for the better part of a decade. Since the arrival of owner Joe Lacob, they won more championships and sold more merchandise than any other franchise in the sport. The Victory Machine, Ethan Sherwood Strauss’s clear-eyed exposé, reveals the team’s culture, its financial ambitions and struggles, and the price that its players and managers have paid for all their winning within a business that salutes success but is driven by dollars. The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty

Chris Bosh had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. But in Letters to a Young Athlete, he uses his experience as a NBA champion to reflect on all he learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, giving us a fascinating view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes, formulated as a series of letters to younger people coming up and to all wisdom seekers. Letters to a Young Athlete


At MVP, we’re a big fan of Always Ballin’s range of UK-centric clothing that has some nifty niche British ranges and some cool and clever item that works on and off the basketball court.

How about the Don’t Cheat The Grind V2 Performance Black T-Shirt, inspired by Plymouth City Patriots guard Elvisi Dusha?Or this Ballin Always Pullover Hoodie which, we dare to say, has a touch of the Seattle Sonics / Storm about. As a special bonus, you can also get 10 per cent off all Always Ballin’ gear by using the discount code: MVP10.

No Christmas would be complete without some NBA goodies in Santa’s sack. There is so much to choose from simple uniforms and fan gear to items that are perfect for the holiday season.

How about this LA Lakers Christmas Jumper (other teams available) that will jolly up turkey dinner at Grans?
Or even these Steph Curry socks? We don’t promise they’ll make you shoot any better but they’re a cut above the usual M&S ones from your Mum.

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