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

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The Lakers kick off their 2018-2019 campaign on Thursday with a trip to Portland to battle the Trail Blazers before hosting Houston on Saturday.

"I always compare it to instant oatmeal, it's not that fast, it takes a while for the chemistry to get to where you could close your eyes and know exactly where your guys are".

The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers will face the tough task of deciding whether to contend for a title this season or give their young core the on-court experience they need to develop as players, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said on Thursday. It's not that fast.

October 26, 2010 (Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics): 31 points (10/21 from the field), four rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks in 43 minutes. As expected, they struggled on the defensive end as well as with their outside shooting, going just 7-of-30 on 3-pointers.

LeBron James didn't take long to make an impression as a Los Angeles Laker. "Those are things that as we all continue to work with one another, we will get better".

Second year guard Lonzo Ball echoed James's sentiments. Unsurprisingly, LeBron said it's going to take a little while, and he explained why by using an oatmeal analogy.

Ball is will also be on a minutes restriction for the night, Luke Walton said during the morning shootaround.

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This includes his first-ever regular season game in 2003 - a 106-92 loss to the Sacramento Kings, an 88-80 loss to the Boston Celtics right after his move to the Miami Heat in 2010, then another L to the New York Knicks (95-90) upon returning to Cleveland in 2014.

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