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NBA takes a page from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Published: Monday, Nov. 26 2012 3:35 p.m. MST

Brooklyn's Joe Johnson, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Miami's Dwyane Wade participated in a commercial where they dribbled "Carol of the Bells" in order to promote new NBA Christmas Day jerseys.

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The NBA and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir finally have something in common.

Both have now performed the classic Christmas song, "Carol of the Bells."

The NBA announced its special Christmas Day jerseys by producing a commercial featuring star players Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers), Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) and Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets) dribbling basketballs to the beat of "Carol of the Bells." It's been referred to as "Carol of the Balls."

The commercial debuted on Thanksgiving Day and was featured in the New York Daily News, Huffington Post, USA Today and on ESPN.

ABC News and Yahoo Sports took a behind-the-scenes look at how the commercial was made.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed "Carol of the Bells" several times over the years.

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