LeBron James made his first appearance for the Los Angeles Lakers, albeit in preseason against the Denver Nuggets.
After swapping the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Lakers in the offseason, three-time NBA champion James stepped out in the iconic LA jersey on Sunday.
A sell-out crowd of 13,565 fans watched superstar James play 15 first-half minutes in San Diego, where the Lakers lost 124-107 to the Nuggets.
James posted nine points, three rebounds and as many assists before sitting out the second half.
The 33-year-old showed glimpses of what he is going to bring to Los Angeles – a pair of plays enough to excite the Lakers faithful.
James produced a no-look wraparound pass that set up Brandon Ingram for a dunk and he was at it again less than a minute later, nailing a three-pointer with just over nine minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
The Lakers will face the Nuggets again on Tuesday, this time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.