Report: LeBron James set for Miami return on Christmas Day

Miami Heat's LeBron James in action during a basketball clinic on July 23, 2013
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LeBron James expects to be reunited with the Miami Heat on Christmas Day after returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month.

The NBA are expected to announce that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will return to face his former team, the Miami Heat, on Christmas Day.

The 2014-15 schedule will be released on Wednesday evening, and it is reported that James will be back on South Beach on the marquee date of the league's regular season calendar, ESPN reports.

It will mean a reunion with former teammates Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the roster after James opted to leave the Heat last month.

It is also expected that the Los Angeles Clippers will face the Golden State Warriors on the same night, with their rivalry continuing to heat up in recent meetings.

A dejected LeBron James of the Miami Heat looks on from the bench as the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA title on June 15, 2014
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