Last night LeBron James made his home debut at Staples Center as a Los Angeles Laker, and it felt far from a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets. 

L.A. fans arrived early to their seats to catch a glimpse of the biggest superstar to wear a Lakers uniform since Kobe Bryant.

Even in the revamped locker room, James’ stall sits basically where Bryant’s locker used to be.

“The turnout was great,” James said of the sellout crowd of 18,997. “And the atmosphere was amazing. Definitely appreciated by all of us in here that they came out to a preseason game like this. And we just tried to give them a good show, which we did, all the way down to the last possession.”

The Lakers lost their second straight game to the Nuggets, 113-111. I’m pretty sure the Kobe LeBron locker situation will be debated by Skip Bayless. 

The Lakers are going to be fun to talk about this year.