LeBron James loses in LA Lakers debut despite sensational start

Ruben Holloway
October 20, 2018

The Superman of the NBA, LeBron James, now has his own thanks to ESPN's new partnership with Atlanta rap label, Quality Control, and Quavo, who wrote a song specifically to commemorate the King's first home game as a Los Angeles Laker. They missed all 12 of their 3-point attempts in the first half and did not connect on their first 3-pointer until the 2:22 mark of the third quarter.

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The four-time MVP's points tally was the joint-second best on debut for the team, just one short of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record. The NBA Countdown's pre-game and halftime shows, as well as the NBA After The Buzzer post-game show, will emanate from just outside of the Staples Center at Chick Hearn Ct.

"I don't have a favorite team because my city doesn't have a team".

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Like any team with as much talent as the Lakers have, they had some great stretches. "It takes a while to get to where you can close your eyes and know exactly where your guys are". Los Angeles was not able to secure another marquee free agent this offseason to pair with James, but the Lakers do have a good amount of young talent surrounding James.

With the move, James instantly vaulted the Lakers - a team that has fallen on hard times in recent seasons - back into the playoff picture. "It's a good first test for us, to be in a building where they haven't lost [a home opener] in the 2000s". That's what we're going to work towards, defensively and offensively. Asked afterwards about his thoughts on the new team, Lebron said, "It's not instant oatmeal".

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"When he's working on an album before it comes out, six months before he starts working on it, he starts getting into that mindset of how he wants the dialogue to go, how he wants the listener to react", Hart said. Aside from prioritizing his wife Savannah, three children (Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri) and career, one of the biggest reasons LeBron signed with the Lakers appears to be increased business opportunities.

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