Mar 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts after a 100-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cavaliers to play Miami Heat on Christmas Day

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat will forever be linked thanks to the back and forth trading of LeBron James in free agency, and the most recent move by LeBron back to Cleveland has helped make the rivalry between the two teams a bit more even than it has been in the past.

With LeBron James back in Cleveland, his return to Miami as a member of the Cavaliers is going to be must-watch television — and it might be something we watch on Christmas Day.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:

“Though the NBA’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.

The game likely would be played at either 2:30 or 5 p.m. that day, depending on what other game is selected for ABC that day.

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.”

LeBron James is going to end up playing on Christmas anyways, which by default means the Cavaliers will and the best possible matchup is a return to Miami to play the Heat. Nothing is going to be finalized until later in the month but it’s sounding like everyone’s Christmas is going to be busy with LeBron James action.

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