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Report: Lakers-Warriors showdown highlights NBA’s Christmas Day slate

It should not come as much of a surprise all things considered, but The New York Times’ Marc Stein is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers — with LeBron James in tow, of course — will hit the road to take on the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day.

It merits noting that James is no fan of playing on Christmas due to how it keeps him away from family on such an important day. That said, the NBA obviously is reluctant to not feature James on the Christmas day slate.

After all, the league¬†often enjoys complete dominance of the sports landscape on Dec. 25. To not showcase the league’s best player on such a day would be downright foolish, which the NBA of course never fails to do.

James and his former Cleveland Cavaliers squad of course faced off against the Warriors for three straight years, including last season. Now with James in one of the biggest television markets in the country, the NBA obviously had no choice but make a Lakers-Warriors showdown the highlight of its Christmas Day spectacle during the 2018-19 season.