LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers had no trouble with dispatching his former teammates in a 128-99 home victory Monday, but he still appreciated his individual matchup with Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson.
"So 'Double T' is a great defender being able to guard bigs, being able to guard smalls, things of that nature.
It's always fun playing against the best player of our generation, arguably one of the best players of all time, so I love it."
Both Thompson and Kevin Love recognized the Lakers are in the middle of a win-now championship window.
It was Love's first time playing against James since they were teammates in Cleveland because they both missed matchups last season with injuries.