LeBron James is no longer with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the truth is he will forever be a Cav. So, it’s never going to be a surprise to see him get treated like a king by Cavs fans whenever he’s in Cleveland. Take for example Saturday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland at
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse during which the four-time league Most Valuable Player got a huge standing ovation from the crowd.

No one can deny the gravity of LeBron James’ impact on the Cavs. He is easily the greatest player ever in the history of the franchise. It is with the Cavs that he made his first trip to the NBA finals, won his first two MVPs, and of course, won Cleveland’s first-ever NBA title. In other words, James will never, ever have to buy his own beer in Cleveland, where he also spent his first seven seasons in the NBA.

As much as it was great for Cavaliers fans to see James in town again, they ended up witnessing their team lose to the Lakers, 121-115. James scored 22 points with six rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes, while Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 32 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 13-for-20 from the field.

The Cavs, on the other hand, were led by Donovan Mitchell, who racked up 22 points, though, he shot just 4-for-13 from the field.

Cleveland, which is now on a two-game losing skid after a four-game win streak, can get back on track this Sunday when the Toronto Raptors come to town.