LeBron James does best Stephen Curry impersonation before Lakers v. Nuggets

LeBron James does best Stephen Curry impersonation before Lakers v. Nuggets

LeBron James does best Stephen Curry impersonation before Lakers v. Nuggets

James scored all his points in three quarters and likely would have posted his 74th career triple double if he hadn't sat out the fourth with the game already in hand. The former MVP coasted to a fairly well-rounded performance which included 19 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds in 28 minutes.

When Kobe Bryant took a courtside seat in the first quarter, Staples Center buzzed with excitement for the mere sight of the most popular athlete in this building's history.

Following a win over the Suns, the Lakers have an opportunity to further claw back from that 0-3 start and avoid an early hole in an unforgiving Western Conference.

Los Angeles was without Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram for their roles in an altercation with the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

James joins a Lakers club that has missed the playoffs in each of their last five seasons, the longest playoff drought in franchise history for the 16-time National Basketball Association champions.

In two games last season, James finished with 25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds on March 3 before then uncorking 39 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds just four nights later.

LeBron James may be the Lakers' resident rock star, but Lance Stephenson can play one heck of a solo.

But Phoenix committed four turnovers in a 17-2 Los Angeles outburst that put the Lakers up 63-43 on Josh Hart's running dunk with 3:51 left in the first half. We need to get better at that. After starting off their season with a win the team has now lost three straight. It helps to have personnel on the perimeter who can hit shots to whom the Suns' playmakers can pass the ball, but there's no doubt that Kokoskov's values offensively are permeating the team on the floor.

Nikola Jokic scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who fell to 4-1. "So for him to take the time out to come watch us play tonight was pretty cool". "We had a couple good defensive possessions and showed some kind of resistance defensively and we had a close game".

"He's a very gifted basketball player", James said of Ball.

"I don't feel like people have been looking at the first three games we played".

On Stephenson, James said: "When Lance steps on the floor, he's a spark for us".

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