Basketball: Superstar LeBron James still finding balance with the Lakers

LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma

LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma

"I just tried to make plays".

"We've had that mutual respect and I saw how talented he was playing him twice past year and watching him the late games when I was in the Eastern Conference".

In addition to heaping praise on James, Walton noted the contribution of the entire team after a game in which Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all scored in double figures. The only National Basketball Association players to average at least 24 points and seven assists at age 22 or younger are Derrick Rose (2010-11), LeBron James (2004-05) and Oscar Robertson (1960-61). "Sometimes I wonder, 'How did we lose?' If feels like everybody's competing, but I try to go back and look at some of the numbers, it's kind of confusing because I know everybody was playing hard".

He captioned it with: "The best part about a post game win!"

Thursday's win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Lakers.

Lakers executive Magic Johnson called the report "wrong".

"We have a system that the ball moves around, a lot of pick-and-roll plays".

After LeBron James had slung a pass to Kuzma in the lane, the starting forward pump-faked before dumping the ball to Chandler for the jam.

"But, hey, we're the Lakers, people are going to be talking about us".