James delivers but Portland spoil Lakers debut | Sports , Basketball


LeBron James said the team needed to work on its chemistry and it would take time to develop.

LeBron James had 26 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and six turnovers in his first regular season game with the Los Angeles Lakers, which they lost at the Portland Trail Blazers.

James finished with the second-most points in a Lakers debut in their history. We ran a play late in the game as well and I turned the ball over. The King selected Los Angeles as his free agency destination - though the move was expected from many National Basketball Association insiders heading into the year.

Like any team with as much talent as the Lakers have, they had some great stretches. In addition to this young core, the Lakers added Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee after getting James in free agency.

Maybe Kung Fu Kenny can help bring the young Lakers squad together? The Lakers and Portland Trailblazers are set to tip off any minute now. Only the Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, and Golden State Warriors have better odds than Los Angeles.

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Upon returning to the Bronx, the Red Sox routed the Yankees 16-1 in Game 3, then eliminated them a day later with a 4-3 win. He also turned a walk into the eventual winning run when he danced around the bases on a wild pitch and two passed balls.

"The Lakers are going to surprise a lot of people", Bryant the Undefeated's Jerry Bembry."Rob [Pelinka, Lakers general manager], has smartly built a team of physical players - big, versatile, fast, physical players". Remember when James took his talents to South Beach with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh? When he joined the Miami Heat in 2010, Miami struggled to a 9-8 start despite three of the league's best players. But what if the Lakers struggle to a slow start?

James' putback gave Los Angeles an early 25-15 lead. As for the playoffs?

Modern day athletes are about the closest thing we can get to real-life superheroes, and you know what they say: Every good hero should have some theme music.

The Lakers, who routinely rank among the NBA's five most most in-demand franchises on the secondary ticket marketplace, saw a 427 percent increase in demand compared to last season, according to StubHub.