LeBron James: Lakers' Team Chemistry Not Like "Instant Oatmeal"

Tanya Simon
October 19, 2018

We can rebound a lot better, we had some turnovers, which I expected. "To just figure out one another, figure out what we are good at, figure out what we are not so good at, how we can be better at it". Portland won its home opener for an NBA-record 18th straight time and ran its streak of consecutive victories over the Lakers to 16 dating to 2013.

For now, most expect Lakers coach Luke Walton's starting lineup to include young guns Hart and Ingram alongside veterans Rondo, McGee and James.

The Blazers answered with a dunk of their own from Lillard.

Despite James himself saying the Lakers are a long way from challenging the Golden State Warriors, fellow analyst Kenny Smith said the Lakers are in "win now" mode. "That gave us great energy". The 65-year-old Allen died on Monday from complications from Hodgkin's lymphoma. "We wanted to weather that storm and that's what we did", Lillard told TNT. "That's what tonight was all about for us, not about the noise surrounding the game", Lillard said.

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James was up to his usual tricks in the season-opener, leading the Lakers in scoring and rebounds with 26 & 12, in addition to six assists, but the Lakers couldn't hang with the Blazers. No one anticipated the play and the ball ended up bouncing harmlessly into the stands.

As Brandon Ingram grew more accustomed to life in the National Basketball Association, he began to take off last season as he finished his sophomore campaign with an average of 16.1 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists.

Fellow analyst Shaquille O'Neal agreed his former team was eyeing a championship this year but said the inexperience of the young players, as well the stacked Western Conference, would make that goal unattainable.

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