LeBron James’ first game with his third franchise opened up with a pair of highlight-worthy plays in the Los Angeles Lakers’ preseason debut against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

James’ first tally in the stat book as a Laker was an assist off a no-look, wraparound bounce pass that found Brandon Ingram for a dunk.

The Lakers limited their superstar’s playing time in the preseason opener, as James saw only 15 minutes of L.A.’s 124-107 loss to Denver. It was a modest night for LeBron, who finished with nine points, three assists and three rebounds.

Rajon Rondo also had some highlights, dishing 11 assists in only 23 minutes. He began the game by immediately firing an alley-oop to McGee off the opening tip, and continued to dazzle with bounce passes, underhanded dimes and more.

It’s only the preseason and the LeBron and the Lakers hype is thru the roof. I think they’ll make the playoffs, but as a 7 or 8 seed. We’ll see what happens.