Lakers-Heat Christmas Matchup comes to an end

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kobedaman24

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After three years, the NBA and ABC concluded the novelty has worn off Shaq vs. Kobe/Heat vs. Lakers on Christmas. Instead, word is the NBA will have the Heat play in Cleveland on Christmas, creating a Dwyane Wade vs. LeBron James matchup.

Though the schedule circulating is tentative, Heat-Cavs is expected to be one of two ABC games that day, a league source said. Miami is tentatively set to open at home against Detroit on November 1st.
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That's too bad.. I used to look forward to that game every year.
 

Fresh

Aw, Here It Goes!
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Yeah they made up or whatever so their no beef for the NBA milk for more ratings. Wade vs Bron is a good replacement.
 
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Laker4life

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The Kobe vs Shaq stuff was really getting old. They overplayed it way to much. I like how they started something new with Wade vs Lebron. But imo what would have been more interesting was a Durant vs Oden Christmas day match. That would have been a fun one to watch it.

I think if those games(Durant vs Oden) do good this year. Then the next year and what not will probably be a Durant vs Oden match up on Christmas Day.
 

Babe_Ruth

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Even if Kobe vs Shaq is getting old it's still a good game, you have Wade against Kobe, two of the best players in the league, then you have Odom playing against his old team, so he needs to prove that he should of gotten traded.

Also Laker4life it's hard to say to see Oden vs Durant will be a good match up, because there still rookies. I know they'll be link because they got drafted in the same year, but I don't think they'll have impact right away. Wait a couple of years and this will be a very good match up.

I believe the Suns vs the Mavs would be a great match up, both teams can score at will, and Nash plays extra better against the Mavericks, because he plays against his former team and best friend.
 
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Laker4life

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Even if Kobe vs Shaq is getting old it's still a good game, you have Wade against Kobe, two of the best players in the league, then you have Odom playing against his old team, so he needs to prove that he should of gotten traded.

Also Laker4life it's hard to say to see Oden vs Durant will be a good match up, because there still rookies. I know they'll be link because they got drafted in the same year, but I don't think they'll have impact right away. Wait a couple of years and this will be a very good match up.

I believe the Suns vs the Mavs would be a great match up, both teams can score at will, and Nash plays extra better against the Mavericks, because he plays against his former team and best friend.
Yea I agree with you. Thats why I am saying let them play some games before they actually make it a big christmas day showdown.

I think with more playing time and experience they will get better. And the match-up between the 2 of them in a year or so could be very enticing.
 

StroShow

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The drama between Shaq and Bryant is over and the NBA realize that these team have played it out and now it was time to move on to a new and exciting match up. You can't really ask for more then a Dwyane Wade and LeBron James match up. So if they do put up that match up then it's going to be a good replacement.

Another good match up would be The Phoenix Suns versus the San Antonio Spurs. Especially after eveything happened in the playoffs last year, and now with Tim Donaghy throwing game 3 in the 2007 playoffs.