LeBron James put on a show to start his Lakers debut, but that eventually gave way to late mistakes and miscommunications in a 128-119 loss to the Trail Blazers. While James preached patience afterward, his commitment to that tune will determine much of L.A.'s early development.
He’s done it in Cleveland. He’s done it in Miami. Now LeBron James will try to win yet another title after making a high-profile move, this time to Los Angeles, where the King’s court is a fascinating mix of innocence and experience—and where the fan base demands banners.