"There are many kings, but there is only one God", he said "The LA people are thankful, they are grateful, appreciate everything I do, and they are happy when they see me, "Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports News' on Thursday, October 18".
"You've got to beat them somewhere else".
The 40-year-old went as far as predicting that the Lakers will present problems to back-to-back world champion Golden State Warriors. Chippiness. Feistiness. Strength and speed. He has a mixture of vets that are still in their primes and young kids that are hungry and open-minded and willing to learn. "That is a unsafe mix". He rolled out the official welcome mat in July after James signed his new contract.
But the Lakers have also surrounded the three-time National Basketball Association champion with veterans Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley and Javale McGee. These are veteran players that have been in the league for awhile who will now play alongside James and help aid in the growth of the young core the Lakers possess.
The Blazers continue to win against the Lakers, so fans should feel confident making posters like these.
James' 26 points matched Magic Johnson's total in his Lakers' debut, and fell short of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 27 points and Elign Baylor's 35 in their first games in purple and gold, according to basketball-reference.com.
The four-time MVP victor scored 26 points on his first competitive start for Los Angeles on Friday but it was not enough to prevent his side losing 128-119 to the Portland Trail Blazers in their opening match of the season. Meanwhile, Damian Lillard had 28 points and Nik Stauskas came off the bench to score 24 for Portland.