A new era officially begins Thursday night for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. For instance, it tipped the already lopsided balance of power between the East and West more heavily in favor of the West. Things are going to take some time for this Lakers team - which is not only young, but added a bunch of new pieces over the summer - to figure everything out. West Coast games typically start around 10 or 10:30 ET, which has drawn some concern that fans may not stick around to watch LeBron and company.
Ingram will be starting his third season with the Lakers and where expectations are at the highest of his tenure with the team, primarily due to the addition of LeBron James. Lillard (28 points) and McCollum (21 points) combined to score 20 points in the final eight minutes to lead Portland to its 16th consecutive victory over the Lakers.
Nik Stauskas was outstanding off the bench with 24 points on the back of 5/8 from three-point range.
While the 2018 Lakers are still full of questions, there's little doubt that James is still the best player in basketball. "Our theme is to truly believe in the idea that it's just us, just us that are in here working, just us that are getting better". "It's a good first test for us, to be in a building where they haven't lost [a home opener] in the 2000s". Unsurprisingly, LeBron said it's going to take a little while, and he explained why by using an oatmeal analogy.
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Huddersfield's form is a stark contrast as they seek a first win to potentially climb out of the relegation zone. Defender Virgil van Dijk has been playing despite a rib problem.
Or is it because every coach who manages LeBron James eventually ends up on the hot seat, anyway, so you might as well just start there?
Walton said he hasn't seen any signs of James aging, even though he will turn 34 in December. "So, it's still early".
"You gotta try and get stop when the momentum is shifting". You're going to go through some adversity.