NBA’s Christmas Lineup to Headline the Lakers vs. the Warriors

LeBron James in August. Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock (9818466f)

Lebron James will appear in a Christmas lineup for the fourth consecutive time against the Golden State Warriors late Tuesday night.

While the game won’t be a finals rematch, it will feature Lebron James, who’ve now played in five finals rematches five times. In 2011, the Lakers player appeared for the Miami Heat against the Mavericks. He appeared against Oklahoma City the following year and against the Warriors in the last three years while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Bron is Bron”

While the Christmas game won’t necessarily be a prediction of what’s to come in February, Warriors’ Draymond Green believes it will be a tough match.

“Bron is Bron,” Green said. “They’re going to be tough, a tough matchup on Christmas Day, but we’re looking forward to it.”

The Lakers have lost four of their last six games despite being on their best season since 2011/2012. However, that doesn’t tell much of what could happen on Christmas day, when teams give their best. Still, James believes LA has a long way to match the Warriors’ level.

“We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” James said when arrived in LA September.

Besides the Lakers game, the Knicks will go head-on against the Bucks while the Rockets will face the Thunder. The Celtics will play the 76ers while the Utah Jazz will face the Trail Blazers.