But the rest of his evening did not go so smoothly.
Lamar's talk with the Lakers came less than 24 hours after the team loss their season opener to the Portland Trailblazers 119-128, but before they make their home opener Saturday night against the Houston Rockets.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the second quarter as Jusuf Nurkic of the Portland Trail Blazers looks on during their game at Moda Center on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Ore.
It is worth noting that each time James has gone to a new team - four times in all, starting with the Cavaliers straight out of high school - that team has endured growing pains. They missed all 12 of their 3-point attempts in the first half and did not connect on their first 3-pointer until the 2:22 mark of the third quarter.
James insisted that miracles do not happen overnight. "I always kind of compare it to like instant oatmeal".
"The Lakers are going to surprise a lot of people", Bryant the Undefeated's Jerry Bembry."Rob [Pelinka, Lakers general manager], has smartly built a team of physical players - big, versatile, fast, physical players".
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United players believe many ex-stars lack the courage to criticise Mourinho so are taking it out on the players themselves. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has described Manchester United as the best team in the Premier League "player-by-player".
"I liked our fight to get back in the game", James said. "I liked our pace", he said. "Those were all positive".
But at 33, James is still a force, and he seemed to send a statement early in the game.
A red-hot start from LeBron James wasn't enough to secure the ideal start to his career as a Laker.
But the rest of his night was full of challenges. The lead was short-lived, but Portland had just a 93-91 advantage going into the final quarter. "We were down double digits".
"The overwhelming demand for Lakers tickets and the jersey sales on eBay is a testament to the value of star power on a team, with fans excited to see LeBron in his new home", said Scott Jablonski, StubHub's general manager of NHL, NFL and National Basketball Association.
"I don't have a favorite team because my city doesn't have a team".
"He keeps the guys calm, especially on the road in a hostile environment". He has led lesser teams on deep runs in the playoffs.