The Lakers are the perfect fit for LeBron James because Los Angeles is the exact opposite of Cleveland

Reflecting on the Cleveland Cavaliers' 4th loss in a row, Colin Cowherd explains why now more than ever is it apparent that LeBron James will take his talents to the booming metropolis of Los Angeles to explore a plethora of opportunities outside of basketball.

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- People think I'm joking about this, but the reason I think the Lakers for LeBron works-- there's a lot of reasons. But most of all, they offer the opposite of what Cleveland offers. And what I mean by that, if you're in a relationship, and you've had some success in the relationship-- it could be a personal relationship, a business relationship-- and it starts to struggle or erode, you often swing the pendulum and look for the opposite.

This has happened a lot in my career, where if you have a certain show that doesn't work, and you think it's too much of this, then you go the opposite and make it the opposite of that. Los Angeles is the opposite of Cleveland in about five different dynamics.

The Cavs right now are a mess. The Lakers are better than we thought. The Cavs are old. The Lakers, to a fault, are youthful. The Cavs in the back court have Rose, Wade, Isaiah Thomas, JR Smith-- older, struggle defensively. The Lakers have youthful guards-- Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball.

Cleveland is a dying Midwestern city. LA Is a booming, 12-year economic rocket coastal city. Cleveland, Lebron's been there and done that twice. LA, Lakers is a new adventure. Lebron's into that. Everything right now that is frustrating LeBron, the opposite is available in Los Angeles.

Cleveland's ownership-- strong-willed, defiant Dan Gilbert. Doesn't have a great relationship. Lakers, it's Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson. LeBron grew up wanting to be Magic Johnson. Cleveland-- as a stock, you'd probably sell it. Lakers, you'd absolutely buy it.

So when you've had success in any relationship, and then it starts to erode-- and let's give LeBron credit. He's been pretty good about kind of reading the NBA tea leaves. He's always been like a-- he leaves a year early, not a year later, right? That's why some people had a problem with him being tough on Kyrie Irving, because Kyrie Irving left a little early than late, right? And that's a legitimate argument.

But if you look at what he's struggling with in Cleveland, the opposite is available in Los Angeles. From the city, the weather, from the roster, to the ownership, to the coaching. And I have no problem acknowledging this-- the NBA is simply more interesting with another LeBron adventure.

I've seen the Cleveland-LeBron thing twice. I'm over it. I really am. I mean, to be honest with you, I was kind of excited to watch Kyrie, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum. It was just new. It was just fun. I mean, it's nothing against Alabama football, but been there, done that.

You know, I'd like to see Harbaugh in Michigan. I think it'd be great. It's fun watching new happen. And you know, I got to tell you, a lot of people don't like this player mobility. But the Lakers play tonight, and they'll-- you know, they're not a great basketball team. But I've been putting this whole LeBronzo-meter up. I don't think it's a lark. I don't think it's make-believe.

I think there are stages for all-time greats. The initial stage-- and LeBron went through this-- is hey, look at me, I'm really good. The next stage, you start winning titles. You become a legend. And the third stage for a lot of public figures is mogul stage, where it's not all about winning that night. It's about laying the groundwork for your legacy, your kids, and where do you want to live.

And so I think superstars-- I've seen this with, like, tech people. Hey, look at me, stage. I'm really talented. B, I win platinum records and titles, and three, now it's the mogul stage. It's not all about that team winning that game. And I think LeBron has segued into that.

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