ESPN reported Tuesday that James will make his first visit to South Beach to face the team that he led to two NBA titles on the holiday. The entire league schedule is to be revealed during an NBA TV special on Wednesday.
Also on Christmas Day, the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors will square off in a Pacific Divison rivalry game, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Cavs' opponent in the first game since James announced in July that he would return to Cleveland is not yet known. According to ESPN, the Cavaliers' opener will not be against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.