It’s always news when LeBron James returns to Cleveland to face his former team, and while James turns 38-years old in December, it’s still considered a big deal.
The Cavs (44-38) finished with a significantly better record than the Lakers (33-49) last season, with James’ squad turning out to be one of the biggest busts in NBA history. Still, they swept the Cavs by winning both matchups.
But if this particular brand of Cavs is entirely healthy … well, they’ve proven they can beat anyone, anywhere, anytime. Their day is undoubtedly coming after barely missing the playoffs last season.
Unfortunately for James, the Lakers are almost largely the same. For now, anyway. They still feature a Big Three of James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, and while they’ve tried to move Westbrook, they have been unable to find a taker.
That very well could still be the case when they embark on Cleveland.
The NBA schedule will be revealed by the league on Wednesday afternoon, but this is already one of several leaks.
For all of the NBA schedule leaks, go to this link on Hoops Wire.