Portland Trail Blazers spoil LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers

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The LeBron James era in Los Angeles is officially underway.

James' 26 points matched Magic Johnson's total in his Lakers' debut, and fell short of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 27 points and Elign Baylor's 35 in their first games in purple and gold, according to basketball-reference.com.

LeBron James speaks to the media about his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers, a 128-119 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. "I always kind of compare it to like instant oatmeal. It's not that fast", James said.

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. "It takes some time to get that chemistry where you can just close your eyes and know exactly where guys are".

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Since the Lakers have a ton of new players, many aren't expecting them to get off to the best start. "A lot of these younger guys don't have a lot of experience, so I have to understand that". We ran a play late in the game as well where I turned the ball over, it was a set, we will get better with those things. "We were down double digits". [Rajon] Rondo had a couple where he drove baseline and JaVale [McGee] thought it was going to him, it was going to me, he knocked the ball out of bounds.

His game was not flawless, however, as James went 0-4 on three-pointers and notched six turnovers.

James says the Lakeshow will need time to fully jell.

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