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Best Gifts, Shoes, Games and Merch to Celebrate 2021 NBA Playoffs

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There’s no better time to celebrate your favorite NBA teams than the closing to an action-packed playoff season, one chock-full of exciting wins, record-breaking achievements and historic advancements from all sides that no one could have expected.

The Bucks took home the Championship title on Tuesday night following an 105-98 victory against the Phoenix Suns, thanks to a stunning game from star player Giannis Antetokounmpo that earned him the Most Valuable Player Award. Even if your bets weren’t with the Wisconsin team though, there’s still plenty to celebrate. This season marked the first time the Suns advanced to the finals since 1993, one of many unprecedented advancements during the season run from teams across the board.

Celebrate your favorite team with fun and stylish NBA merch, from a Booker or Antetokounmpo jersey to a Stephen Curry MasterClass.

Devin Booker Jersey

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Even though the Phoenix Suns didn’t secure the Championship title this year, they put out a strong fight during the last leg of the series, advancing to the finals for the first time in 28 years. Booker could be said to be the star player of their finals run, scoring an impressive 38 points during Game 4, tied for the second-most points scored throughout an NBA Finals game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Jordan NBA Swingman Jersey

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Snag the exact jersey that Antetokounmpo wore while celebrating with the MVP trophy following Tuesday night’s win. The Jordan Swingman packs an athletic-inspired fit and double-knit fabric with Dri-FIT technology for a breathable jersey with quick moisture absorption. Plus, it’s made with 100% recycled polyster construction for a sustainable kick.

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Giannis Immortality ‘Force Field’ Nike Basketball Shoes

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Giannis’s stylish line of basketball shoes for Nike just got some new additions, including these Immortality “Force Fields” that come in two different color variations: black for a more subtle look and pink for a pop of color. Aside from style, though, they offer a game-forward design perfect for the court, featuring curved cushioning for smooth strides, Euro step control, lightweight containment and a plush look and feel.

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Phoenix Suns Gorilla Tee

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The Phoenix Suns Gorilla is not only adorable but also the first-ever mascot to be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Give the Suns some love with this colorful tee, featuring a funky and colorful graphic of the Suns’ gorilla twirling two basketballs.

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Rowing Blazers X Brooklyn Nets Hoodie

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The Rowing Blazers x NBA collection, which dropped a few months before the playoffs kicked off, brings high fashion to sportswear. Snag this stylish sweatshirt with a Nets emblem if you’re a fan of the Brooklyn team, but if not, browse the rest of the collaboration to find a piece that represents any other NBA team, such as the Lakers, Bucks, Celtics, Heat and Suns, among others.

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Boston Celtics Retro Garden T-Shirt

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This vintage green tee offers a unique way to rep the Boston Celtics, referencing the team’s Irish inspiration with an old-fashioned graphic of a basketball player smoking a pipe with a four leaf clover jersey on.

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Bandolier X NBA Luxury iPhone Accessories

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Bandolier is the company behind the trendy crossbody phone cases that you’ve seen on your favorite influencers. Their latest collaboration with NBA ensures that you can be stylish and spirited at the same time. The limited-edition collection features the brand’s signature leather iPhone case and a removable satin-finished strap with a variety of different engineered teams, such as the Bucks, Warriors, Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Heat, and the NBA franchise itself.

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NBA X Casetify Basketball Phone Case

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As part of their second collaboration with the NBA, CASETiFY has released an array of iPhone cases, AirPods, and matching grip stands in different color combinations as a nod to the 30 current NBA teams.

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‘Space Jam’ Funko

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“Space Jam” merchandise is out. The reimagined cartoon/real life hybrid feature film starring LeBron James just dropped a heap of goods on the market, but the standout from the wave of toys and tees is truly the Tune Squad Funko line. Featuring Lola Bunny, Bugs,(a new villain) White Mamba and LeBron James himself it’s important to remember that these are figurines collectors items, not toys.

Funko Pop! Movies: Space Jam, A New Legacy - Lebron James, Amazon Exclusive $21.25 Buy It

Rowing Blazers X NBA Logo Sweater

 

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Considering designer Jack Carlson’s affection for collegiate-inspired style, it makes sense that the brand’s new NBA capsule collection is an ode to old-school college sports uniforms of the ’60s and ’70s. The collaboration includes rugby shirts, suit jackets, sweaters, and trousers, all branded with references to different NBA teams in addition to the league’s logo itself. This knit wonder is made of 100% cotton and looks great as a casual number, or over a shirt and tie.

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Stephen Curry Teaches Shooting, Ball Handling & Scoring on MasterClass

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For NBA fans who also like to shoot hoops themselves (or at least would like to), MasterClass offers an online course taught by Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry. This class is the perfect last minute present, no need to worry about delivery.

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‘NBA 2K21’

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Every NBA fan needs a copy of the latest “2K” game, and this year’s edition doesn’t disappoint. Play as your favorite NBA or WNBA teams or take control of some of the most iconic teams in basketball history. Like all “2K” games, the latest entry’s soundtrack features some of the biggest artists, like The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby and more. On sale and available for PlayStation, Xbox and on Nintendo Switch. For more video game-centric ideas check out our gamer gift guide here.

 

WNBA Orange Hoodie

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Fashion and basketball have always been synonymous, so there’s no excuse to not look fabulous, even on your couch. In the year of sweats, show some love to the WNBA. This now iconic orange hoodie has been seen sported by our WNBA heroes (naturally), but also LeBron James, Chris Paul, Damian Lillard and all your favs.

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‘Playing For Keeps’

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If you’re a fan of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries, pick up David Halberstam’s “Playing for Keeps” which chronicles Michael Jordan’s colossal career with the six-time champions the Chicago Bulls. Capped by the 1998 NBA finals and the team’s second three-peat, the insider coverage from Halberstam’s experience on the road with the team is like no other. And if you’re looking for another option, may we recommend the author’s additional basketball tome following the ’79 Portland Trail Blazers, “The Breaks of the Game.” And additional Bulls merchandise check out the this vintage Jordan jersey from ’97 -’98.

'Playing for Keeps' $14.70 Buy It

 

Vintage Jersey

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A beautiful Mitchell & Ness jersey is an excellent tribute to any of your favorite players. For example, this jersey is from the late Kobe Bryant’s rookie season.

Kobe Bryant Vintage Larkers Jersey $300 Buy It

Pop-A-Shot Basketball Game

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Relive your Chuck E. Cheese glory days and show your kids who’s still the boss. This is the ultimate arcade game for the basketball connoisseur. The official “Dual Shot Sport Basketball Arcade Game” has 10 different games, 6 audio options and can easily fold up and be tucked away.

Pop-A-Shot Arcade Game $278.99 Buy It

 

Spalding Basketball

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Seems obvious, but isn’t it time to toss the deflated ball in your garage and upgrade to something a little nicer? This indoor/outdoor composite leather basketball is the official NBA size and weight. 

Spalding NBA Zi/O Excel Basketball $29.99 Buy It

 

NBA Jam Arcade Machine

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We all love “NBA2K”, but sometimes you just want a little bit of nostalgia. This four-player recreation of the classic “NBA Jam” arcade game can also link up to wifi.

NBA Jam Arcade Machine $399 Buy It