LeBron James sits courtside for Lakers-Pistons at summer league

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Monday, July 16, 2018

In purple and gold shorts, LeBron James strolled to his courtside seat just before tipoff of theLos Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistonsmatchup at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

It's the first time that LeBron has seen his new team in action since signing his four-year, $153.3 million deal.

Lakers fans gave the three-time NBA champion a standing ovation, and the Lakers' young summer league roster responded to the King being in attendance with a 33-14 first quarter, which included these LeBron-approved plays from Josh Hart and the aptly-named Nick King:

Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, also in attendance in Vegas, made sure to show his new teammate some love before heading to his seat.

The highlights continued under LeBron's watch, as Alex Caruso's four-point play got King James pumped just before halftime.

Yes, even in summer league, the LeBron effect is already working wonders for the Lakers.

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