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What is notable about LeBron James’ appearance though is that the Los Angeles Lakers had a scheduled preseason game against the Phoenix Suns tipping off just hours later. SoFi Stadium is roughly ten miles away from Staples Center, which can make for a seriously lengthy commute in Los Angeles’ notorious traffic, especially on the Columbus Day long weekend.

Seeing as the Chargers-Browns game had an afternoon kickoff time, that made for a pretty quick turnaround for James to arrive in time for the Lakers’ game, including warmups and going through his pregame ritual. Of course, it is only the preseason, and James probably left the NFL game early anyway.

But if that was the case, he sure missed one great ending. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook will be part of the Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup together for the first time Tuesday against the Golden State Warriors: