LeBron James: Lakers' Team Chemistry Not Like "Instant Oatmeal"

Laker Film Room Can this team shoot the three

Laker Film Room Can this team shoot the three

There's still a long way to go before we can compare the "Meme Team" to the classic Showtime Lakers, but if James has anything to say about it, the Lakers will be heard from this season.

The Los Angeles Lakers' box score from their loss to the Portland Trail Blazers includes an eyesore: just 7-for-30 from distance. "It's not that fast", James said.

Lakers fans were intrigued to see how well James would mesh with his mostly younger teammates, and how much he can help them improve on their 35-47 record of a year ago.

"So I'm really, really hopeful for the playoffs and once you get LeBron James to the playoffs, anything can happen, right?" Chemistry does take time to develop in the National Basketball Association, and without a set rotation yet, the Lakers will have to get used to one another.

James opted out of his contract with Cleveland in the offseason and agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Lakers.

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Lillard finished with a game-high 28 points as he and shooting guard CJ McCollum (21 points) ran riot for the Trail Blazers in the second half. "They are not going to beat Golden State or Houston", he said.

James will play alongside young prospects including Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma at Staples Center. He's the best player in the world for a reason.

James was up to his usual tricks in the season-opener, leading the Lakers in scoring and rebounds with 26 & 12, in addition to six assists, but the Lakers couldn't hang with the Blazers.

He led the league in minutes for the second straight year, and he also made the all-NBA first team for the 11th straight season.

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