He will have the chance to make amends on Saturday, with the Lakers hosting the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center.
James, a four-time NBA most valuable player, signed with the Lakers in July after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to four straight NBA Final appearances, including their first championship in 2016.
Against Portland, James shot nine-of-16 from the field in 37 minutes of playing time.
Last season, the Lakers finished 35-47 with a young core of Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and more.
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"I liked our fight to get back into the game when we were down double digits".
On what he plans doing after retiring from active football Ibrahimovic noted: "I don't know if I can spend so much time by doing coaching or by being in that situation because it is very stressful,". But what can we expect from King James and the Lakers in a stacked Western Conference?
"There's some things that we could do better. Us just trying to get a feel for one another".
But the Lakers have also surrounded the three-time National Basketball Association champion with veterans Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, Michael Beasley and Javale McGee. The Blazers answered with a dunk of their own from Lillard.
With the Lakers, James does not have a strong supporting cast like he did when he left Cleveland for Miami eight years ago. Along with their young talents, the Lakers added the most prominent free agent from the offseason in LeBron James, and also brought on another veteran mentor in Rajon Rondo. With LeBron James on their team that will likely be the case seeing how he was able to take a Cavaliers team with nearly nothing all the way to the NBA Finals last season.