Witness: LeBron watches Lakers at Summer League

NBA.com Global on Jul 16, 2018 07:38 AM
Witness: LeBron watches Lakers at Summer League
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NBA.com staff report

LeBron James, the newest face of the Los Angeles Lakers, stopped by the Thomas & Mack Center on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) to watch his new teammates take on the Detroit Pistons in the quarterfinals of NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

James officially signed with L.A. on July 9 (July 10, PHL time). This appearance is his first at NBA Summer League since joining the Lakers this summer.

James is coming off one of his greatest NBA seasons, playing in all 82 regular-season games for the Cavaliers while finishing third in the NBA with 27.5 points per game and hitting career highs with 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists. He then carried Cleveland to its fourth consecutive NBA Finals, where the Cavs were swept by Golden State.

The Lakers already have begun assembling a revamped team around James by acquiring Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson in free agency while retaining guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Los Angeles also assembled a reasonably talented young core before James’ arrival with Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this article.

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