LeBron’s a big win­ner for Lak­ers

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LEBRON James’ first game against the War­riors as a Laker drew nearly two mil­lion view­ers, mak­ing it ESPN’s most­watched pre­sea­son game ever.

The Lak­ers’ 123-113 vic­tory on Wed­nes­day night in Las Ve­gas was watched by 1.98 mil­lion view­ers, the net­work said on Thurs­day.

A spokesman says that is the most view­ers for an NBA pre­sea­son game on any net­work since at least 1994, which is as far back as the records go.

James de­vel­oped a ri­valry with the War­riors while meet­ing them in a record four straight NBA Fi­nals while he played in Cleve­land.

His move to Los An­ge­les in July put him in the same di­vi­sion as Golden State, who are the two-time de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons and are favourites to clinch a third in four sea­sons.

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