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Lakers Fans Are Upset With What LeBron Is Planning For His 1st Game

LeBron James sitting at a press conference.

EL SEGUNDO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LeBron James is a couple of weeks away from making his regular season debut with the Los Angeles Lakers, who open the 2018 NBA regular season in Portland against the Trailblazers on Oct. 18. The game will be on TNT.

While the game is a couple of weeks away, LeBron has reportedly already made plans for one aspect of his Lakers debut: his shoe choice.

The NBA changed its uniforms rules for the 2018-19 season, allowing players to wear whatever shoe colors they want for every game of the season. The league used to only allow completely free shoe color choice on special occasions.

LeBron has reportedly decided on his shoes for opening night with the Lakers. Some Los Angeles fans don't appear to be happy about it.

Bleacher Report is reporting that LeBron is "expected to wear the Nike LeBron 16 'King' colorway for season opener."

The shoes are pretty great. However, it's pretty easy to notice that they are not Los Angeles Lakers colors. In fact, they look a lot like Cleveland Cavaliers colors. We are not the only ones to have noticed this.

LeBron was asked by a reporter on Tuesday about "loyalty" and how he can earn it from the Los Angeles Lakers' fan base.

“Me? Huh?" LeBron James replied. "I signed a four-year deal, what more do you want me to do?”

"Listen, I signed a four-year deal. I'm here. I know what I bring to the floor."

That's pretty fair. When LeBron James is playing for your favorite team, you just shut up and enjoy it.

LeBron began practice with the Lakers this week. He said his first practice went well.

"I got to bring in the approach I get from home," James told reporters. "When you have three kids, you have to be patient. I'm not calling these guys kids; they're young men here, and some of these men have families as well. But you learn that you have to be patient and you have to gauge everyone individually very different to get the most out of them.

"Every day will be a better learning tool for me to see the ways I can get the most out of each and every one of these guys."

LeBron and the Lakers begin preseason in a couple of days.