King James rules over Chamberlain, set to conquer Jordan next

Ross Houston
November 15, 2018

James and the Lakers are back in action tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Los Angeles team's start, however, was not the best as they lost their opening three games of the campaign and their first home game ended in Rondo and youngster Brandon Ingram getting ejected for throwing punches.

The team's starting small forward, Harkless had surgery on the left knee to remove loose particles in March but returned three weeks later to play in Games 2 and 3 of the playoffs. McGee finished with 20 points on 12 shots from the field - his third game of 20 or more points this season - along with a couple of blocks.

That's coming from National Basketball Association legend Byron Scott - victor of three National Basketball Association titles with the Lakers - who believes things will eventually come together for head coach Luke Walton and James. You know how I am. He missed three games earlier after being suspended for a fight with the Houston Rockets' Chris Paul in the second game of the season.

Seven of their 13 games have been decided by four points or less, including six of the past eight.

Next in James's sights is boyhood idol Michael Jordan, a player he worshiped so much that he wears the same number 23 jersey made famous by the retired Chicago Bulls legend.

It is a rematch of the Western Conference finals from last season and both teams come in with odd situations.

James scored 16 points in the third quarter and 12 in the fourth, never allowing Portland to make a final run during the Lakers' fourth consecutive win.

LeBron James joined the Lakers on a four-year deal from the Cavaliers this summer. "I just know he will be out for a few weeks".

The first being a big box-out over Karl-Anthony Towns and a key offensive rebound versus the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Lakers holding on to a one-point lead with just under 14 seconds remaining. They're reading the floor with greater proficiency, learning to play off LeBron's instincts, and tightening loose screws in what was a porous defense not so long ago.

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