LeBron James statement after Russell Westbrook's Game of the Beach It is reported that LeBron James praised Russell 

Westbrook in his first game off the bench for the Lakers, saying that he looked good throughout the game.

The Los Angeles Lakers started the season well 0–4, with new head coach Darwin Hamm having to change slightly.

Told the front office refused to make any changes to this roster until Thanksgiving, Haim had to make adjustments

to make up for some of the puris he already had. LeBron James Confesses After Russell Westbrook's First Game Off the Bench

Russ had the second highest scoring game of the season, he finished with 18 points to go with 8 rebounds, 3 assists,

a steal a block. There were so many promising signs, Lakers fans were overjoyed by what they saw. Speaking to the media

after the game, LeBron James praised Russ. The Lakers went 111–102 for a 5th straight loss to start the season

with 0–5 chants at the ground as fans trolled outright. A contributing factor in this defeat was that they did not have Anthony Davis,

having missed a game due to injury, falling short of his all-time goal of playing all 82 games. Injuries continue to escalate for Davis