MIAMI AT LAKERS, 2 p.m. Wednesday. TV: Channel 7.
It was supposed to be LeBron James versus Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade versus Steve Nash. Now it's going to be the Heat versus "X," leading to some potential issues in the ABC promotions department. Injuries to Bryant, Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake have left the Lakers with a largely anonymous cast of leftovers featuring emergency point guard Xavier Henry. One story line hasn't disappeared: the tight-fitting, sleeved jerseys both teams will be wearing for the Christmas afternoon game. Comfort could be the Heat's biggest challenge.