Report: LeBron James to Make Miami Return on Christmas

by July 29, 2014
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If nothing else, the NBA knows how to capitalize on drama.

Get ready, Miami Heat fans: Not too surprisingly, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly make their highly-anticipated pilgrimage to South Beach on Christmas.

Per the Miami Herald:

Though the NBAโ€™s schedule will not be finalized and released until mid-August, an unofficial internal schedule of select games has Cleveland playing the Heat in Miami on Christmas on ABC, according to a person familiar with the situation.

 

ABC wants Heat-Cavaliers that day and the NBA is sensitive to ABC’s wishes. James returned to the Cavaliers this offseason after spending four seasons with the Heat.

 

This would be the Heatโ€™s sixth consecutive Christmas game, but just the second at home during that stretch. Last Christmas, the Heat beats the Lakers 101-95 in Staples Center.