Forget Kobe and LeBron: Why Lakers-Heat Isn’t the Most Important Christmas Game

December 24th, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »
Of course, the Christmas Day battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat makes for must-see TV and media hype. But tomorrow’s meeting between Kobe Bryant and Co. versus the Miami Thrice of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh isn’t the most important holiday game going on.

That’s because the real matchup tomorrow that matters is the first one on ABC’s schedule—the Boston Celtics playing the Orlando Magic.

Okay, before you stop reading, hear me out. 

Don’t get me wrong. I for one will be glued to the Lakers game because it is one of the most exciting regular season games to come along in years. 

Who doesn’t want to see how the super friends of the Miami Lukewarm perform against the two-time defending NBA champion Lakers?

And, I expect it to be a solid game, not like in years past when the Lakers have, to use Kobe words, “been rocked or done the rocking.”

Sure, the Heat want to beat the champs. And the Lakers want to send a message to the upstart pretenders to the throne. Count on one of these teams getting their statement across.

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