Actually, it took less than one quarter, to be precise.
In the opening minutes of his Los Angeles debut, James got the basketball world buzzing by throwing down majestic dunks on back-to-back possessions:
With those slams, the three-time NBA champ announced his presence to the Western Conference—and he left one teammate in particular blown away.
"I was right there, first row," second-year Lakers guard Lonzo Ball said, according to ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk. "[Two] of the best two plays I've ever seen."
Ball better get used to it because these types of plays tend to happen on a nightly basis for the four-time NBA MVP.
James finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a 128-119 loss in his first game in purple and gold.