LeBron’s new record
LEBRON James’s 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 this week. A spokesman said 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 for Cleveland.
His move to Los Angeles in July put him in the same division as the two-time defending champions.