The Lakers and Celtics will meet for the first time since the Lakers won Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Jan. 30 in Los Angeles, in a game to be televised on ABC. The rematch in Boston comes Feb. 10.
The NBA unveiled its full 2010-11 schedule Tuesday after releasing portions of it a week ago. The Miami Heat's first game, on Oct. 26 at Boston, and first matchup with the defending champion Lakers on Christmas already had been announced.
Fans who watched the kid from Akron turn the Cavaliers into one of the league's best teams were irate when James went on ESPN last month to announce he was leaving as a free agent.
ESPN and ABC will televise a total of 90 games, with all 75 ESPN games also available on ESPN3.com and many games on ESPN Mobile TV.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.