LeBron James didn’t wait long to deliver what Los Angeles Lakers fans expect from him: the spectacular.
The Lakers forward scored his points with the team Thursday night by finishing a fast break with a powerful, highlight-reel dunk. James’ jam came just two-plus minutes into his debut with the Lakers, and the NBA marked the occasion artistically on Twitter.
Despite scoring 26 points with 12 rebounds and six assists, James and the Lakers had to settle for a 128-199 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
How the Lakers’ season unfolds with James on the roster will be one of the NBA’s top storylines in 2018-19. We must wait months to see where James’ Lakers finish in Year 1, but we’ll remember the spectacular start, thanks to the NBA’s social-media team.