GreeND hosts marchers for climate action

first_imgIn conjunction with the arrival of forty marchers, who stopped at Notre Dame on Saturday as part of the Great March for Climate Action, GreeND hosted a panel discussion and film screening in the Hesburgh Auditorium.Garrett Blad, president of GreeND, said the movie, titled “Disruption,” was great in describing the history and science of climate change.“It really goes into the interconnectedness of the issue and how the People’s Climate March is really trying to get a broad array of groups involved,” he said.Following the screening of the film, two professors and one marcher discussed the short- and long-term implications of climate change.“The film is very impressive, in the historical sweep of the view that it’s giving and looking back at previous attempts to engage issues that can really be so punishing … as well as the attention to the emotional component and how they kind of mobilize the grassroots here to build towards a global movement, which leads to an impressive intersectional approach,” sociology and peace studies professor Ann Mische said.Saint Mary’s political science professor Sonalini Sapra organized a screening of “Disruption” last week at the College in preparation for this week’s event.“The focus on not just a climate treaty, but a just climate treaty is really something the documentary seems to emphasize,” she said. “And so what does a just climate treaty look like? Who gets to be part of those conversations? I mean, I know that India and China, their leaders, have already said they are not going to come to the climate meetings on Sept. 23 that [United Nations Secretary General] Ban Ki-Moon has organized. So one of my questions is what would a just climate treaty even really look like?”The Great March for Climate Action began in March, when forty people from all over the United States left Los Angeles, hoping to arrive in Washington, D.C. by November 1st.“One of the reasons I’m doing this, and I think we’re all doing this, is because climate change really is one of the largest issues facing our world today,” marcher Jimmy Betts said.Born in South Korea and raised in Nebraska, Betts has walked with the march since it started in Los Angeles and was included as one of the speakers on the panel.“This is a huge mobilization that will officially last,” he said. “But the real work is going to come after the march. That’s where all this uniting is going to really come to this political will, this power that we essentially created, and we have to take it.”All of the marchers shared the similar sentiment of an increasingly pressing need for climate change reform.“We have to do this as a collective society, it can’t just be two outspoken environmental organizations, that’s way too narrow,” he said. “It affects far more people than just environmentalists, but unfortunately that’s sort of how it’s been polarized in the past.”Tags: Climate change, climate treaty, Disruption, environment, Great March for Climate Action, GreeND, People’s Climate March, reformlast_img read more

FB : Bailey, Gulley break out to lead SU rushing attack in victory over Toledo

first_imgPrince-Tyson Gulley’s energy manifested itself again in his first carry. The anxiousness Gulley displayed running out of the tunnel, jumping and swinging his arms as much as anyone on Syracuse, was visible when he finally got his hands on the ball.Bouncing to his left when there wasn’t much wiggle room up the middle, SU’s second running back turned the corner around Toledo safety Jermaine Robinson and scampered down the sideline. And his 21-yard gain came when the Orange desperately needed a momentum-shifter.As Gulley ran over to the sidelines and used fellow running back Adonis Ameen-Moore as a springboard to leap and let out his emotions, it was clear he shook things up.‘Tyson made some incredible runs, Antwon (Bailey) made some great runs, it was a great one-two punch, which we needed something like that to happen,’ SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. ‘We needed two guys to be able to come out there, help each other, spell each other, get a great running game going and that’s what we did.’Starting running back Antwon Bailey burst out with 114 yards and a score, and Gulley contributed 66 yards on 10 carries as the Orange running game put forth its best performance of the season in a 33-30 overtime win over Toledo. The SU running backs ran for 180 yards on 38 carries, demoralizing and tiring the Rockets defense as the game continued. The Orange got back to an offensive game plan that stressed ground-and-pound, handing the ball to Bailey and Gulley 38 times combined while throwing just 25 passes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd it was just what SU needed following back-to-back games in which Syracuse couldn’t rush for 100 yards as a team.‘All week, the emphasis was we’re going to the run the ball on this team,’ Bailey said. ‘No matter what look they give us, no matter how many is in the box, we’re going to run it.’Bailey had yet to show he was acclimated to his starting running back role before Saturday. Taking out a 53-yard touchdown run in SU’s season opener against Wake Forest, the senior had averaged 3.1 yards per carry on his other runs prior to Toledo.But against a Toledo defense that ran a similar 4-4 scheme to the Rhode Island defense that shut him down two weeks ago, he found holes. None bigger than the gap he used to break through the right side of the Rockets defense and into the end zone from 20 yards out in the third quarter to tie the game at 20-20.It was also the first time Bailey reached the end zone since the season opener.‘It’s just so great when as a coach you can get in front of the team, you can challenge them, you can get them fired up for it, and they come out and we run the ball,’ Hackett said. ‘There was nothing more that you could have asked of those guys.’Unlike the first three games, in which Bailey received 84 percent of the carries given to tailbacks, the Orange used a heavier dose of Gulley on Saturday.Bailey still reached a career-high with 28 carries as an execution of the game plan, but Gulley’s 10 carriers were more than his season total (eight) entering the game.Gulley’s second touch came on the drive after his first, and the results were prosperous for SU once again. He went up the middle this time, dodging a tackler and gaining 11 yards.He stampeded for 47 yards on five carries in the second quarter alone.‘I’m real hungry,’ Gulley said. ‘I want to play, so every chance I get I just got to make something happen, and that’s exactly what I was trying to do.’Hackett said there was screaming and yelling of ‘Let’s run the ball!’ in the halftime locker room as the entire offense absorbed Gulley’s ravenous approach in private.Bailey busted out after halftime, running for 83 yards in the second half and overtime. SU utilized Bailey’s quickness on a toss play on one third down, scooting for eight yards as the offensive line contained the Rockets’ interior.Though the Orange struggled on third down the past couple of weeks, Bailey and Gulley converted a combined four times on third downs on Saturday.For the first time all season, Syracuse had two running backs it could depend on. And for Bailey, that’s back to the SU way of life.‘We put a big emphasis this week on running the football,’ Bailey said. ‘Because at the end of the day, that’s who we are as a program. We’re a smashmouth team.’mcooperj@syr.edu Published on September 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LeBron James scores 9 points in short but anticipated preseason debut with Lakers

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LeBron James takes the court before the Lakers’ preseason game against against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night in San Diego. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers lines up for the National Anthem before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers high fives JaVale McGee #7 as he is introduced before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers watches a pass from Paul Millsap #4 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes a for rebound with Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets and JaVale McGee #7 during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Heac coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers and Josh Hart #3 watch play during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after his three pointer during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets reacts on the sidelines during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James looks to pass while being defended by the Nuggets’ Will Barton, left, and Mason Plumlee during Sunday night’s preseason game at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his foul during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers comes around a screen from Kyle Kuzma #0 during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits for an inbound during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James, right, Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee (7) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope talk during a dead ball during Sunday night’s preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers calls out a play during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Monte Morris #11 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles waits during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes around the defense of Mason Plumlee #24 and Juan Hernangomez #41 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a Laker foul during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles waits during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles waits during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Fans wait for LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Johnathan Williams #19 of the Los Angeles Lakers jumps for a rebound in front of Juan Hernangomez #41 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles reacts during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Trey Lyles #7 of the Denver Nuggets collides with Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles gets into position during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a layup past Paul Millsap #4 and Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on from the bench during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers works out with a trainer before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers signs autographs for fans before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers signs an autograph before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers works out with a trainer before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up before a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles waits during a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks to pass during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Earvin Magic Johnson, left, bumps fists with general manager Rob Pelinka before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez (41) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart (3) defends alongside teammate forward Brandon Ingram (14), and center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, guards Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) greets Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James in action against Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 58SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers posts up Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets during a preseason game at Valley View Casino Center on September 30, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandSAN DIEGO — LeBron James was bound to get a roar of approval from the roughly 14,000 fans no matter what he did.It was the soundtrack that rose as he jogged briskly into the arena for the first time; as he gave a subtle version of the chalk clap that he once made so iconic. The crowd rose and then sighed in disappointment as James’ first shot – a turnaround fadeaway jumper at the baseline – caromed off the rim. Then they rose and applauded when he did make a 3-pointer less than three minutes into the game.It was all familiar from a player that has occupied a worldwide stage for the last 15 years, but the night was different than any other night so far for James, the fans and a national audience: He’s a Laker now.“It definitely feels different,” he said, unintentionally speaking on the world’s behalf. “It’ll take a little time to get used to.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe 33-year-old star played just 15 minutes, but his first half of nine points, four assists and three rebounds against the Denver Nuggets in the preseason opener at Valley View Casino Center was the start of a new era for pro basketball’s biggest star and its most high-profile franchise. That it was a 124-107 loss for the Lakers was of little consequence – in the preseason, the results don’t count, optimism still reigns over all other impulses, and the fans who sold out the arena got what they wanted to see.The Lakers featured many of the characteristics of the team that was promised: a fast-paced, attacking group with ballhandlers who can move up the court in a flash. James sped up his pace to the Lakers’ high-speed tempo. Fellow newcomer Rajon Rondo enjoyed a promising opening performance with 11 assists in just 23 minutes – and the recipients of his passes, especially Brandon Ingram (16 points) and JaVale McGee (17 points) looked all the better for his efforts.The most thrilling Laker baskets of the evening used speed as a key element, starting with Rondo’s alley-oop to McGee in the first seconds after the opening tip-off.“I like to stay skinny, I like to sprint,” McGee said. “I like to run up and down the floor. That’s what I want in my game now, it’s just being able to get up and down the floor and catch lobs and stay light.”But the team also fleshed out some of the concerns that observers have had about the roster since it was constructed: Defensively, the Lakers had a familiar inconsistency, with iffy closeouts and miscommunications on switches common in the preseason. By the early fourth quarter, the Nuggets had all but put the game out of reach with an 18-point lead. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Many of those stretches came against experimental “small ball” lineups without a traditional center, a concept Coach Luke Walton has tried out for limited stretches in practice. The Lakers are determined to keep trying it out through preseason to see how much potential a smaller rotation can have.“There was tough moments out there,” he said. “But, like I said before, we’re gonna stick with it. We’re not gonna overreact.”The Lakers struggled with fouls, totaling 31 for the game – in turn, the Nuggets were a crisp 31 for 35 from the free-throw line. Walton attributed the foul trouble to changes in fouling points of emphasis that “we have to get adjusted to.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jamal Murray stood out for Denver with 18 points, shooting 8 for 12 from the floor. Juancho Hernangomez added 19 points playing much of the late minutes against the Lakers bench.Denver, of course, is a team that preserved much of its foundation from last season – re-signing their own players were the Nuggets’ biggest free agency moves. A team like the Lakers, where nearly half the roster consists of new pieces, naturally would take more time to coalesce.This is what the Lakers told themselves as they took a bus out of San Diego: It’s still early, and the components are new. Every team needs to start somewhere.For the Lakers, at least that start includes James.“It was great to get back on the floor and start a new journey for myself,” he said. “Hearing the Lakers fans that we have here in San Diego, it was a great feeling to go out there and hear the roar from the fans here so I very much appreciate that.”last_img read more