LeBron James was pleased to make his Los Angeles Lakers debut The former Cleveland Cavaliers small forward made his highly-anticipated first appearance for his new side in their first pre-season outing of the campaign. James made a 15 minute cameo in the defeat but still shot nine points, three rebounds and three assists as the Lakers were beaten. Fans have been desperate to see the 33-year-old in action since his arrival in Los Angeles – and NBA legend James admits it was good to face real opposition again, rather than his team-mates. “Yeah, I mean, of course you take something from it, because we’ve been working on habits for the first week,” he said. It’s good to go against a different opponent.