LeBron James suffers loss in first game with Los Angeles Lakers

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The LeBron James era in Los Angeles is officially underway.

The four-time MVP's total, the second highest scored by a Lakers debutant, included 12 rebounds and six assists.

The Portland Trail Blazers crashed James' party with a 119-128 win on their home court at the Moda Center. "It's not that fast", James said after the defeat. "I always kind of compare it to like instant oatmeal". Chemistry does take time to develop in the National Basketball Association, and without a set rotation yet, the Lakers will have to get used to one another. As a playoff team last season, the Trail Blazers will be a good early test for the Lakers to start the season.

The 33-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Lakers in the summer, earning a reported $154m (£118.2m) over the term. "A lot of these younger guys don't have a lot of experience, so I have to understand that".

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"I liked our fight to get back in the game", James said. I liked the way we competed at times.

James opened the game with 13 points in the first quarter on the back of 5/6 from the field but was ice-cold in the second (five points) and third quarters (zero), shooting 1/5 from the field and 0/2 from three-point range.

With the Lakers, James has joined a revamped group that includes veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley - as well as a young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and rookie Moe Wagner.

James says the Lakeshow will need time to fully jell.

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