The 36-year-old centre played 23 minutes on his debut on Wednesday, a day after the Lakers signed him, but looked completely at home in a 114-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is the latest addition to a core of veteran Lakers newcomers around James including Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, McGee and Michael Beasley, who returned to practice Tuesday after spending a week away due to an undisclosed personal matter.
"Though the 36-year-old has seen his minutes and production decline after almost two decades in the National Basketball Association, he is still an explosive leaper who feasts on lobs".
James added 10 rebounds and nine assists, just missing out on his second triple-double as a member of the Lakers.
The veteran center signed with Los angeles this week after clearing waivers on a contract buyout with the Suns.
"When you're homegrown and going to high school here, now you have the same fans and you represent the jersey everybody has been cheering for their entire lives, you kind of become one". "It's fantastic. I haven't played with a closer like that since Dirk".
Following Wednesday's 114-11- win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, another incident was brewing as Rondo referred a derogatory comment towards a reporter.
When presented with the claim, LeBron said it was really Chandler who benefited the most. Chandler averaged just 0.1 block per game when he was on the Suns, compared to 1.2 blocks in his career.
Asked what it is like to play alongside James, he said: "I can't describe it, it's incredible". Minnesota had a 32-30 lead after the first 12 minutes.
Chandler had been phased out to a limited bench role with rookie Deandre Ayton as the focal point in the frontcourt as the starter.
In typical Skip Bayless fashion, the TV personality says the Rockets' woes might help LeBron James and the Lakers sneak into the playoffs this season in the rugged Western Conference. "We've been outrebounded. We have to figure out a way to go get the ball".
Lakers: At the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.