LeBron James hailed the "phenomenal" opportunity to play with former Cleveland Cavaliers team-mate Kyrie Irving once again in Sunday's NBA All-Star game.
James led Team LeBron with 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists as Team Stephen were edged out 148-145 in Los Angeles.
Irving, who put up 13 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, departed Cleveland for the Boston Celtics in July last year in an attempt to shine out of the shadow of Cavaliers legend James, but the veteran was delighted to play with his old colleague once again.
"It was phenomenal. It was phenomenal," he said.
"Any time you're able to get back and play with one of your old team-mates, and as great as he is, we all know that. The flashiness, the ball handling, the ability to shoot, it was just great to get back on the floor with him. It was a great moment, for sure."
Cleveland's new-look side will look to extend promising form from before the All-Star break when league action resumes this week.
After their clear-out on the trade deadline, James remains bullish about his side's chances of a fourth-straight conference title.
He said: "Championships is what I play for, and along the way you're able to have... if you're able to have some accolades along the journey, then it's really cool, and this is one of them.
"We have a lot of work to do. We just added four new guys before the break, and we have a lot of work to do. So I really don't like to think that too far ahead.
"But obviously winning championships is what it's all about. That's what this league is all about and hopefully at the end of the road then I have the Cavs there to actually compete for one, to be in a Finals representing the East.
"So that's my goal. Getting back. I'm looking forward to getting back to our guys. I know they're excited, and that's going to be my mindset. But we'll see what happens."
|Rangers score four runs in ninth to pick up walk-off win over Rockies|
|Astros top Royals, push winning streak to 10|
|LeBron James doesn´t need to chase championships, says O´Neal|
|Brady: The end is coming sooner rather than later|
|Cubs take control early, cruise to win over Cardinals|
|Canadiens acquire Domi from Coyotes for Galchenyuk|
|Royals´ Soler suffers hand fracture|
|NBA to honour Oscar Robertson with Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Steve Kerr’s coolest congratulatory text? Tiger Woods|
|Red Sox hold off Mariners´ magic in 2-1 victory|
|Eagles unveil Super Bowl rings with one perfect touch|
|Raptors hire Nick Nurse as next coach|
|Cowboys´ Martin signs extension to become NFL´s highest-paid guard|
|Red-hot Mariners win again, but challenges loom|
|Capitals´ Orpik lost part of finger in Stanley Cup Final, kept playing|
|Gregorius hits two home runs in Yankees´ victory over Nationals|
|Tigers´ Cabrera out for season with ruptured biceps tendon|
|Rams ordered to pay former NFL running back Bush $12.5m in damages|
|Irving on reuniting with LeBron: We´ll see what management decides|
|Capitals go crazy at Stanley Cup parade|
|Warriors get wild celebrating second straight title at parade|
|Colts QB Luck finally resumes throwing|
|Durant dismisses LeBron to Warriors talk|
|Giants QB Eli Manning: I´ve still got some peak years left|
|Dennis Rodman flies to Singapore for historic Trump-Kim summit|
|Red Sox break scoreless tie in 12th to top Orioles|
|Warriors assistant mystified by West´s comment about team drama|
|Bryant says LeBron has to ´figure out a way´ to win more championships|
|Durant can have ´whatever deal he wants´, say Warriors|
|Jones skipping Falcons´ mandatory minicamp|
|Casey appointed Detroit Pistons coach|
|Kevin Durant: I could retire at 35|
|Kevin Love wants to remain with LeBron James & Cavaliers|
|Mets release first baseman Gonzalez, recall Smith|
|Pirates bats awaken to avoid Cubs sweep|
|Astros score go-ahead run against Rangers on ninth-inning balk|
|Maddon unsure if Darvish will return before All-Star break|
|Rays send Miller to Brewers|
|Wade: LeBron´s decision will be a ´lifestyle thing´|
|What next for LeBron James? 3 perfect fits, 3 teams to avoid|
|Ten way-too-early predictions for the 2018-19 NBA season|
|Seahawks´ Thomas holding out of mandatory minicamp|
|Mets fall to Yankees, losing streak reaches eight|
|Warriors´ Durant discusses narrative he ruined the NBA|
|Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski calls trade rumours ‘fake news’|
|Steve Kerr cannot separate LeBron James and Michael Jordan|
|A Golden (State) era, Warriors reign from deep & the brilliance of LeBron - NBA Finals in numbers|
|Warriors dynasty? Curry just wants to ´keep this thing going´|
|Harden and Durant not safe if LeBron enters free agency - World Peace|
|Kerr contract extension top priority for Warriors after Finals win|
|Lue plans to keep coaching Cavaliers, and hopefully LeBron|
|NBA rivals unable to find antidote to dominant Warriors|
|Yankees win Subway Series opener as Mets´ woes continue|
|LeBron says he played last three Finals games with hand injury, undecided on future|
|Kerr: Warriors´ 2018 NBA title the hardest by far|
|Durant wins second successive NBA Finals MVP|
|Warriors defend NBA title thanks to Cavs sweep|
|LeBron James gets ´MVP´ ovation in likely Cleveland farewell|
|BREAKING NEWS: Warriors win back-to-back NBA titles after sweeping Cavs|
|Blake Griffin was exhausted because Clippers never practiced – Pistons assistant|
|Texans safety Andre Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin´s lymphoma|
|Ohtani elbowed out of action for Angels|
|We´re not inviting the NBA champions - Trump responds to LeBron, Curry|
|Diddy no longer interested in NFL ownership|
|Kevin Durant planning on Warriors stay|
|Dodgers sluggers Pederson, Bellinger starting to heat up|
|Stanley Cup champion Ovechkin says ´Get some beers!´|
|Ovechkin wins Conn Smythe Trophy after Stanley Cup triumph|
|Not every player wants to compete for titles – LeBron appears to aim dig at Irving|
|Washington Capitals claim first NHL Stanley Cup title|