VIDEO: LeBron James Does Something He Hasn't Done In 16 Years

The Los Angeles Lakers are thrilled, naturally, to have LeBron James back in the lineup. And his return came on Sunday with James finding himself in a situation he hasn't been in for almost 16 years. 

For the first time since December 11th, 2007, LeBron came off the bench. 

Only LeBron could come off the bench and do the powder toss. And yes, he got the standing ovation from the crowd. 

In fact, it's only his second time coming off the bench in 1,680 career games (regular season & playoffs combined).

LeBron is back after exactly one month, and 13 games. His teammates went 8-5 in his absence.

And with the Lakers having reached the .500 mark this week, his return has now pushed them to new heights in the sportsbooks. 

The Lakers now have the sixth-best odds of any Western Conference team to win the championship. But don't get too excited just yet: they've moved from +4200 to +3500 on FanDuel. Those are still some mighty long odds. But no doubt, much better than in the Russell Westbrook days of earlier this season.

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