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Miami Heat Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers On Christmas Day?

MIAMI - DECEMBER 30:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded closely by Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 30, 2008 in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Cavaliers 104-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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GackSports.comContributor IJuly 30, 2010

It is on the mind of every NBA fan out there, what will the atmosphere be like when the Miami Heat go up against the Cleveland Cavaliers next season?

By far it will be one of the biggest games in years. The date? Christmas Day. The official season schedule has yet to be released, but we love to speculate. Who can doubt that a Christmas Day game in Cleveland between the Heat and Cavaliers is inevitable?

Finally, it’d be a Christmas Day game that doesn’t revolve around the Lakers (Although, they would probably be playing the Celtics this year).

It will be the first time we see LeBron James coming to the Quicken Loans Arena as a visitor. Expect a hostile crowd to show up, expect the fans to boo like never before, and expect posters mocking the former king.

This will be bigger than the Christmas Day game with Shaq and Kobe in 2005. At least they produced 3 straight NBA titles before Shaq left. The fans still loved Shaq, he didn’t quit on LA. This Cleveland-Miami game will mean more for the city of Cleveland than to LeBron. They felt like he quit on them, even naming a bitter tasting beer mocking his moniker, Quitness (a wordplay on Witness).

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