Lakers: Three reasons why LeBron to LA now seems inevitable

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: LeBron James (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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3. LeBron gets to mentor the future face of the NBA

Much like LeBron James, Lonzo Ball and his brother are immensely polarizing and two of them haven’t stepped foot on an NBA court. With his own shoe collection, Lonzo Ball is already one of the biggest stars in the NBA, hence why they centered him in the rookie photo, not number one overall pick Markelle Fultz.

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Now, imagine if James comes to LA to mentor Ball in becoming the face of the NBA. Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are all great, but playing in LA gives Ball a distinct advantage when it comes to marketing. If he can play half as good as his dad is saying, he’s going to become a top five point guard in the NBA.

Granted, Ball could become a flop and be a giant waste of all of our times, but bringing in James only reduces that possibility. They both play a similar pass-first game, with both honing all the tools that can make them successful.

Even with a funky shot, Lonzo can score the basketball. He can rebound, pass, play defense; he has shown that all to us. While James has the physicality advantage, the basketball minds these two possess are very similar. If James can mentor Ball into creating the same basketball IQ that he has then Ball will be one of the NBA’s best in no time.

The Lakers are the best of both worlds for LeBron James. Not only does he get to go into a massive market to bring in other stars, he can mentor the solid young core the team has to further pass on and cement his legacy.