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Ingram will be starting his third season with the Lakers and where expectations are at the highest of his tenure with the team, primarily due to the addition of LeBron James.

LeBron James didn't take long to set the tone for his season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant says he told Lakers owner Jeanie Buss to get her house in order to have a chance of getting the 33-year-old on-board.

LeBron James was true to nature with an efficient 9-of-14 shooting night, but failed to connect from deep (0-for-4) and coughed the ball up six times in his debut in purple and gold. "It takes a while to get to where you can close your eyes and know exactly where your guys are".

Last week Buss explained the role of Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson in luring James to California.

James opted out of his contract with Cleveland in the offseason and agreed to a four-year deal worth $154 million with the Lakers. James immediately hit back, weaving through defenders for another emphatic dunk to record his second basket as a new Laker. He's the best player in the world for a reason.

With the Lakers, James has joined a revamped group that includes veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley - as well as a young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and rookie Moe Wagner.

He finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists from 37 minutes of game time.

He played with the Heat from 2010-2014, winning two championships there.

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