The holidays are traditionally a time for family and close friends to appreciate one another. For Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups and Boston Celtics superstar forward Kevin Garnett, those two categories are one in the same.

“We’ve been friends since high school,” Garnett said. “We played in ‘93-94 and we’ve been friends ever since. [Billups] and [Celtics assistant coach] Tyronn Lue are like brothers. These are guys who have keys to my homes, security codes, keys to some cars. Brothers.”