Cavs To Host LeBron James, Lakers On Dec. 6

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.LeBron James

This year, James and his Lakers will make their lone stop in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to face Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley and the rising Cavaliers on Dec. 6. TNT will televise.

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.

As we relayed, the Cavs will tip off the season on the road against the Raptors on Oct. 19. They will also visit the Bulls on Oct. 22. So we know their first two road games.

Meanwhile, the Lakers will pay a visit to the defending champion Warriors on Oct. 18, the second of two games on opening night. (The 76ers at Celtics is the other.)

LA is also scheduled to “visit” the Clippers on Oct. 20, and travel to face the Mavericks on Christmas Day. Along with that, the Lakers will visit the Bucks on Dec. 2, per Jovan Buha of The Athletic.

For all of the NBA schedule leaks, go to this link on Hoops Wire.

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