Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram
Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram
Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Players to watch in season opener
19 October, 2018, 18:56
LeBron James began his Los Angeles Lakers era with two rim-rattling dunks on Thursday, but the 14-time all star couldn't reverse a string of losing debut games with new National Basketball Association teams. Things are definitely going to be different this season with the addition of James and other key free-agent signings.
Last night's game does show there are ways to go for the Lakers to put their stamp on the Western Conference, as they were pounded on the glass by the Blazers, as well as the 3-point line. "I liked the way we shared the ball at times, as well". "It takes a while to get to where you can close your eyes and know exactly where your guys are".
The 33-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Lakers in the summer, earning a reported $154m (£118.2m) over the term. Los Angeles shot 48.4 per cent from the field but were only seven of 30 on three-point attempts. Portland won their home opener for an NBA-record 18th straight time and extended their streak of consecutive victories over the Lakers to 16 dating back to 2013.
Despite James himself saying the Lakers are a long way from challenging the Golden State Warriors, fellow analyst Kenny Smith said the Lakers are in "win now" mode.
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's the best player in the world for a reason.
LeBron James collected 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his first game as a Laker.
The lengthy wing had a strong preseason, averaging 17.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.7 minutes per game.
MTV has announced The Real World is coming to Facebook Watch, Facebook's streaming service that's very slowly amassing content. Rajwat said: "With Watch, we have built an interactive experience that gives you a new level of access and influence".
This is exactly why LeBron James is not only the best player in the game, but arguably the greatest leader in sports. Bryant is one of just four players to win the MVP award while wearing the purple and gold.
He said: "I've never thought that a book that people can read on the tube was one of the important features to look for". Appiah said the judges didn't take the author's gender or nationality into account when selecting the victor .
It's a tad heavier than the original at 1.85g (compared to 1.58g), and measures in at 11.32 x 7.89 x 0.30in. Notably, it also comes inbuilt with gigabit LTE connectivity thanks to the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem inside.
Australia began their day with the overnight batsmen Aaron Finch and Travis Head hoping to delay the inevitable. Pakistan are now playing a two-match Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Chelsea have stuck religiously to a 4-3-3 formation this season and have operated with tactical consistency. Sarri faces another busy period handling his squad who will be battling for major honours on all fronts.
USA officials have already began expressing concerns about the caravan, which also prompted angry tweets from President Trump . Mexico's peso weakened more than 1.5 percent against the dollar on Thursday, partly driven by Trump's comments, analysts said.
USA officials say the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada has not prompted any changes in the flow of traffic at U.S. A woman puffs on legal weed during a legalisation party at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto , Canada.
Trump has threatened the kingdom with "severe punishment" if it is shown that Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul mission. Pompeo says the Saudis assured him they will conduct a "complete, thorough" investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.
Dimon, Fink pulling out of Saudi conference
Turkish sources allege he was killed by a 15-strong team of Saudi agents but Riyadh insists that he left the consulate unharmed. A bone saw was used to dismember Khashoggi's body and it was placed in handheld cases and transported back to Saudi Arabia.
Twitter makes public Russia, Iran meddling tweet trove
They stressed that they would "continue to proactively combat nefarious attempts to undermine the integrity of Twitter". Similar accounts with suspected Iranian ties cloaked their efforts as French, Croatian and Spanish reporters.
The release clause that could see Neymar leave PSG
Yesterday sources close to Neymar laid out why he wants to go back to the Nou Camp - and it's got a lot to do with Kylian Mbappe. Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain had many questioning his ambitions as a footballer.
Apple to hold iPad Pro event on October 30 in NY
Apple doesn't usually launch new products in NY , often opting for a venue closer to its home base in Cupertino, California. Could we also see GarageBand or some more instrumental apps? On its website, Apple said the event will be live streamed.
Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR
Speaking Thursday at an worldwide policy forum, Putin said: "Those who believe that there was a murder must present evidence". President Donald Trump] will no longer have to constantly look back at those who engage in anti-Russian rhetoric".
US Plans To Withdraw From 144 Year-old Postal Treaty
A 1-pound package that costs the USPS about $10 to deliver can be mailed from China for just $2.50, per White House numbers. China joined the UPU in 1914, when its economy was nearly entirely agrarian. "They have not responded to our asks", he said.
Vegas Play of the Day: Astros vs. Red Sox
Several Astros then aided Pearce, with Verlander grabbing him by the hand and helping him up after the spill. Miley pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in Game 2 vs. the Dodgers, allowing two hits.