LeBron James scored 26 points on NBA debut for LA Lakers

LeBron James scored 26 points on his NBA debut for the LA Lakers who slipped to a 128-119 loss by the Portland Trail Blazers in their season opener.

The four-time MVP’s total, the second highest scored by a Lakers debutant, included 12 rebounds and six assists.

Damian Lillard scored 28 points for Portland and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24, on his debut.

This was Portland’s 16th successive win over the 16-time NBA champions, dating back to 2013.

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