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Kobe inspires LeBron in Lakers first home winnings

LeBron James noted his 74th career triple. LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant proved to be a happy charm as his first Staples Center appearance of the season coincided with the first home win of Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James era James was powerful and efficient, racking up triple-double with 28 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds – his first with the Lakers – as Los Angeles managed a 121-114 victory over the previously undeclared Denver Nuggets, with Bryant watching from courtside. "I did not get the opportunity to share words with him, but I definitely noticed he was sitting on the baseline," said James. "A full time, Laker good, with what he has done for this franchise over the 20 plus years he was here. It's a miracle that I'll be able to compete against him all these years and because I'll be able to share a shirt. Because he'd take the time to see us play tonight it was pretty cool. " Kobe has a seat to watch LeBron and the new look #LakeShow (via @ Lakers ] pic.twitter.com/C9Q35tbZp3 – NBA TV (@NBATV) October 26, 2018 Denver led by eight halfway through the last period, but in succession 3 points from Lance Stephenson triggered a dramatic revival that overlooked his head. James then returned to retake the lead with a 3:29 thunderstorm, and the Lakers would never reproduce his advantage. The result came as a relief for the Los Angeles audience who came after defeat to Houston in the…

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