James had 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to notch his first triple-double as a Laker Thursday, October 25 (Friday, October 26, Manila time) at the Staples Center. "He was unbelievable coming off what he did last night", said James.
In a recent article on ESPN, McGee said that his asthma is not as bad as folks have made it out to be, and the rumored severity of his condition may have actualy hurt him over the course of his career.
"A lot of people always try to discredit what he can do offensively but they never give him enough credit what he does defensively", James continued. "We watched a lot of film yesterday and today, and Coach was very mad at us, and he got on us about our defense and talking on D on the defensive end, and being very unselfish".
Nikola Jokic, who was named Western Conference Player of the Week three days ago, put up his fourth-straight double-double.
But the result was even more impressive: The Lakers trailed by eight points with six minutes left in the fourth quarter before Lance Stephenson, who finished with 12 points, started a 15-2 rally with back-to-back 3-pointers.
Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray also recorded a double-double, his first of the season, with 22 points and 10 Rebounds.
Bryant sat with Lakers GM Rob Pelinka, his former agent, in a rare visit since the 20-year Lakers veteran retired in 2016.
Gary Harris scored 13 points for the Nuggets, while Trey Lyles had 11 and Mason Plumlee scored 10 off the bench.
Elsewhere, Stephen Curry scored 51 points in three quarters, including 11 three-pointers, as defending champions the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 144-122.
LOS ANGELES - As LeBron James walked to the free-throw line with 12.9 seconds left, an approving Kobe Bryant clapped and pumped both of his fists, encouraging his old team and its new superstar to close out their best win of the early season.
"For me to be able to compete against him all those years and then for me to be able to share a jersey, the same jersey as him at this point".
Stephenson and other Lakers said they couldn't help but notice Bryant sitting there in the corner.
Without diving into the overall state of his game in March of 2017, it is worth pointing out just how dominant he's looked in his last few performances against the Nuggets as the Lakers could surely use a vintage LeBron performance.
"Up until tonight, we've been really good in terms of taking care of the ball", Malone said. "Kobe!" chant early in the fourth quarter for the most popular athlete in this building's history, but LeBron promptly hit a 3-pointer. Their pressure definitely got to us. "He had a monster first half and he's the best player in the world, that's what he does, but we have to keep focusing and keep doing our job".