Report: LeBron James expects to play for Lakers vs. Clippers on Christmas

LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard could face off on Christmas
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LeBron James missed yesterday’s Lakers’ loss to the Nuggets with a back injury.

The big question: Will LeBron be healthy for the highly anticipated Lakers-Clippers showdown on Christmas?

Dave McMenamin of ESPN:

a source close to James told ESPN he expected the star to be in the lineup.

Now, attention turns to Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley. They missed the Clippers’ last game, though with it the second of a back-to-back, that was par for the course for Leonard. Hopefully, two days off gives them both time to be ready.

Everyone wants to see the Lakers and Clippers at full strength on Christmas.