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Lakers' LeBron James offers oatmeal analogy to explain why team will need time to develop chemistry

24 days ago   |   By CBSSports

L.A.'s new superstar finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, but not enough to beat the Blazers in the opener
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Four key takeaways from LeBron James' Lakers debut

Four key takeaways from LeBron James' Lakers debut

24 days ago   |   By Sporting News

It's only one game, but we finally got to see the new Lakers in action. Let's break down four key takeaways from LeBron James' Lakers debut.
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Lakers News: LeBron James Says 'Trust the Process', Analyzing Lonzo Ball's Debut

24 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers are going to be a work-in-progress, and The King knows it. Speaking to reporters following Thursday's 128-119 season-opening loss to the Portland ...
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LeBron James's Lakers debut underscores how much work he has ahead of him

24 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

“It's going to take patience from our team, from all of us, just to figure out one another and figure out what we're good at, figure out what we're not good at,” James said after scoring 26 points in L.A.'s 128-119 loss in Portland.
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NBA roundup: LeBron loses Lakers debut at Portland

NBA roundup: LeBron loses Lakers debut at Portland

24 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading the Trail Blazers past the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. LeBron James collected 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his first game as a Laker.
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LeBron: Lakers' chemistry isn't like instant oatmeal

24 days ago   |   By TheScore

The Los Angeles Lakers may need time to figure things out. LeBron James ' stat line of 26 points, 12 boards, and six assists wasn't enough to overcome the Lakers' lack of continuity in their season opener, as they fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 128-119. "Um, not as fast as you guys think it's going to happen," James said when asked how long it'll take for the Lakers to develop chemistry, according to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. "I always kind of compare it to like instant oatmeal. It is not that fast. It takes a while to get to where you can close your eyes and know exactly where your guys...
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‘It's Not That Fast': LeBron James and the Lakers Need Time to Form Chemistry

‘It's Not That Fast': LeBron James and the Lakers Need Time to Form Chemistry

24 days ago   |   By SLAMonline

LeBron James ‘ regular season debut for the Los Angeles Lakers got off to a thunderous start Thursday night in Portland, but it was Damian Lillard and Nik Staauskas who got the final laugh.
James says the Lakeshow will need time to fully jell.
Bron finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and six turnovers in a 128-119 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Per the AP and LA Times :
“It's not instant oatmeal. It's not that fast,” James said. “It takes some time to get that chemistry where you can just close your eyes and know exactly where guys are.”
In this new era, though, some things...
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Kobe Bryant believes the Lakers are ‘going to surprise a lot of people'

24 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

The Los Angeles Lakers stumbled out of the gate with a season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. But Kobe Bryant believes it would be a mistake to underestimate the LeBron James-led squad. The Lakers icon argues that the way in which the Lakers front office constructed the roster around James is a recipe for success, especially as it relates to countering a formidable Golden State Warriors lineup. “The Lakers are going to surprise a lot of people,” Bryant told The Undefeated's Jerry Bembry. “Rob , has smartly built a team of physical players. Big, versatile...
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Nick Wright believes Brandon Ingram needs to step up for the Lakers to be successful this season

Nick Wright believes Brandon Ingram needs to step up for the Lakers to be successful this season

24 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Nick Wright and Cris Carter react to the Los Angeles Lakers falling to the Portland Trailblazers 128-119 in LeBron James' debut. Hear why Nick thinks Brandon Ingram needs to step up for the Lakers to be successful this season.
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'I did not like the way LeBron closed the game': Skip Bayless on the Lakers season opener

'I did not like the way LeBron closed the game': Skip Bayless on the Lakers season opener

24 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe talk NBA on today's show. Hear why Skip was encouraged from what he saw from the Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 NBA season opener, but thinks LeBron James could have done more.
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'Deep' issues for Lakers after LeBron's debut

24 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

LeBron James came out strong with a pair of thunderous dunks, but L.A. missed 23 of 30 threes and seemed to lack rhythm in a loss at Portland.
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Community Shootaround: Early Lakers Impressions

24 days ago   |   By Hoops Rumors

We got our first glimpse of the new-look Lakers on Thursday night, as LeBron James appeared in his first regular season game for the franchise in Portland against the Trail Blazers. While the Lakers stuck with the Blazers for three quarters, Portland ultimately pulled away in the fourth, securing a 128-119 win.
There were plenty of positive takeaways for the Lakers. Second-year guard guard Josh Hart had a great game off the bench and already looks to be pushing for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘s starting job; the team played at a breakneck pace that allowed for plenty of transition...
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Nick Young appears to offer services to Lakers in deleted tweet

24 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

LeBron James got his Los Angeles Lakers debut off to an exciting start on Thursday night, but the end result was a disappointing 128-119 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Nick Young apparently thinks he can help them improve going forward. Young, who spent four seasons with the Lakers and is currently a free agent, appeared to offer his services to his old team in a tweet he sent during the game and later deleted. The message seems pretty obvious. The Lakers converted just 7-of-30 3-point shots against Portland, which is a measly 23.3 percent. While one regular season game means...
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On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Has Plenty of Patience. For Now

24 days ago   |   By NYT

In his first game with the Lakers, James worked hard to communicate with his teammates and build the chemistry they'll need in the unforgiving Western Conference.
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Nick Wright breaks down LeBron's Lakers debut

Nick Wright breaks down LeBron's Lakers debut

24 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Nick Wright and Cris Carter recap LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers debut. Hear why Nick already has concerns for the purple and gold.
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LeBron James insiste: Les Lakers ont besoin de temps

LeBron James insiste:  Les Lakers ont besoin de temps

24 days ago   |   By Basketsession

Pour LeBron James, il est évident que les Los Angeles Lakers vont mettre du temps avant de créer des automatismes tous ensemble.
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Watch: LeBron James starts Lakers tenure with consecutive dunks

Watch: LeBron James starts Lakers tenure with consecutive dunks

24 days ago   |   By UPI

LeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers tenure by slamming in two consecutive dunks against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Lakers' LeBron James Compares Team Chemistry Development to Instant Oatmeal

24 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their first game of the LeBron James era 128-119 to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night, but the 16th-year superstar isn't ready to panic...
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Lonzo Ball on LeBron James' Lakers Debut: '2 of the Best 2 Plays I've Ever Seen'

24 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

It took LeBron James less than one game to leave his new Los Angeles Lakers teammates in awe. Actually, it took less than one quarter , to be precise...
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LeBron James offers food for thought after losing Lakers debut

LeBron James offers food for thought after losing Lakers debut

24 days ago   |   By Sporting News

LeBron James warned the Los Angeles Lakers will have to go through adversity before they can show what they are capable of.
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