His last name's Christmas, but he won't wear the number 25 shirt – meet the Breakers' new signing

The Breakers have introduced their newest star signing Rakeem Cornwall, as the team trained in Auckland today. 

Christmas, 26, becomes the third and final import on the Breakers' roster, officially confirmed as having signed yesterday.

Having played for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA, Christmas' signing is welcome news for the Breakers, looking to return to the top of the ANBL ladder.

Speaking to media for the first time today, Christmas spoke of his delight at linking up with his new teammates.

"It feels good," he said.

"Being around the guys - they've bought me in, they're happy to have me here and I'm happy to be here as well."

"I'm jet-lagged a little bit from the flight, but I'm feeling good and just ready to come out here, have fun, and I've been learning a lot so far.

Christmas also addressed the elephant in the room, with his preferred squad number of 25 unavailable, taken by childhood friend and now teammate, DJ Newbill.

To his credit though, Christmas was relaxed about the ordeal.

"I'm going to go with 34, 340 is the Virgin Islands (where Christmas grew up) area code, I'm going to go with that."

"Twenty-five and Christmas go hand in hand, kids love it. I love it and it's been going alright for me."

"I guess I'll just have to wait for another time to get it back."

Christmas will be in line to make his Breakers debut when the team face the Hawks in Illawarra on Saturday.

Former NBA star Rakeem Christmas is the club's third and final import this season. Source: 1 NEWS

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