With the Chinese government fuming at the NBA over Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's support of Hong Kong, there were questions if this game would even happen.
But, it's definitely going down right now ... the Lakers are taking on the Brooklyn Nets in one of the most controversial preseason games ever ... since it's now at the center of an International incident.
Protesters outside of the arena held Chinese flags and a sign reading, "F*ck You Morey."
Inside, it seems to be a different story ... with fans cheering LeBron and wearing jerseys of their favorite NBA teams. Some fans even painted their faces.
LeBron was wearing headphones while warming up, seemingly to tune out the noise surrounding the game.