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NBA: Ballin' in a Christmas Wonderland by Translation

Client: NBA
Date: Dec 2019
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The NBA has a new holiday spot, 'Ballin’ in a Christmas Wonderland,' featuring multi-platinum performing artist Normani singing a reimagined basketball rendition of the classic holiday song, Winter Wonderland.

See what happens when the magic of the season hits the court, as the league’s biggest names dribble, dunk and pass on a winterized court for a festive Christmas Wonderland.

The spot features players from the five Christmas Day matchups, including LeBron James (LA Lakers), Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans), Kawhi Leonard (LA Clippers), Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets), Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors), Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets), D'Angelo Russell (Golden State Warriors) and Anthony Davis (LA Lakers).

Ballin’ in a Christmas Wonderland Lyrics:

NBA, Christmas greetings

The league’s best are competing

To drive and be cheered, The Klaw to be feared

Ballin’ in a Christmas wonderland

Matchups are tight

Games all day and night

Ballin’ in a Christmas wonderland



Chief Executive Officer: Steve Stoute

Chief Strategy Officer: Sandi Preston

Chief Marketing Officer: Chaucer Barnes

Group Creative Director: Andy Ferguson

Sr. Art Director: Steve Torres

Sr. Copywriter: Neil Lopez

Director of Content Production: Miriam Franklin

Executive Producer: Matt Flaherty

Director of Business Affairs: Thalia Tsouros

Business Affairs Manager: Maria Elia

Group Account Director: Sam Howard

Account Director: Jared Leake

Account Supervisor: Jordan Ofsevit

Strategy Director: Shon Mogharabi

Project Manager: Rikki Greenspan

Editorial: LOST PLANET

Editor: Bruce Herrman

Assistant: Steven San Miguel

Producer: Casey Cayko

Executive Producer: Krystn Wagenberg

Post Production Company: Jane

Lead Creative Director: Westley Sarokin

Founder/Creative Director: David Parker

Creative Director: Cole Schreiber

Founder/Managing Partner: Nancy Nina Hwang

Executive Producer: Rich Rama

Lead Post Producer: Lily Sarokin

Compositing Flame Artist: Tim Bird

Flame Artist: Shauna Prescott

Flame Artist: Jameson DeSantis

CG/AnimationExcutive Producer: André Gaspar

Post Producer: Ana Fino

CG Supervisor: Rui Romano

Look Dev Lead: Pedro Benjamim

FX Lead:Diogo Ferreira

FX Artist: Jaime Cipriano

3D Tracking: Luis Catalo

3D Animation:Luis Catalo

Finishing: BLACK HOLE

Senior Producer: Felix Cabrera

Assistant Producer: Isabel Gomez

Senior Flame Artist: Tim Farrell

Color: JANE

Colorist: Westly Sarokan

Producer: Lily Tomlin

Audio Post: HEARD CITY

Mixer: Cory Melious

Producer: Andi Lewis


Song: Ballin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Artist: Normani

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