LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will face the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Christmas Day, league sources confirmed.
James and the Lakers' game at Golden State will be one of several nationally televised NBA games on the holiday.
James' first Christmas Day game as a Laker will be the day's marquee matchup. James, who signed a four-year, $153 million contract with the Lakers in July, faced the Warriors in each of the past four NBA Finals as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers-Warriors, Celtics-Sixers and Knicks-Bucks Christmas Day games were first reported by The New York Times. The NBA just trying to keep their Christmas takeover going strong. The NFL has Thanksgiving, and the NBA has XMAS.