LeBron James played in his first game in front of the home crowd at Staples Center on Tuesday night, and it was one of the most electric atmospheres you’ll ever see in a preseason game.
And, just like any game James plays in — exhibition or not — there were a number of highlight-reel plays that got fans on their feet. Fans who love sports betting are very excited about James joining the Lakers as he brings a new level of energy to one of the NBA’s most historic teams. LeBron is still tops when it comes to the NBA 2k19 player ratings.
James showed some solid chemistry with new teammate JaVale McGee, dishing out a sick no-look dime in the first quarter of the game. McGee converted at the rim, setting himself up for a three-point play opportunity.
But James showed he can finish as well. Check out this powerful dunk he threw down later in the quarter.
The fans really seemed to enjoy having James on their team. They showed some love for him before the game even tipped off — giving him a great ovation during pregame introductions.