The game is between the Lakers and Miami Heat on Christmas Day, but so much of the focus will be on those names.
As Derek Fisher pointed out Thursday after the Lakers practice, the NBA is all about its star power.
“Our game is built on a lot of our individual guys,” Fisher said. “Stars and talent, rightfully or wrongfully, that’s how it is.
“So when you have a game that has a matchup like a Kobe Bryant and a Pau Gasol and a Lamar Odom and Dwyane Wade and LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the personalities that are going to be matching up in this game, I don’t know if it can get any bigger… from that standpoint — although there will be other games in this regular season that can mean more. But from a personality standpoint and a star power point, I don’t know if it can get any bigger.”