According to Vegas, any thought given to the idea that LeBron James won’t be suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers next season can now almost certainly be thrown out the window.
According to this online oddsmaker, the Lakers are now -5,000 favorites to land LeBron.
BREAKING: The Lakers are now -5000 favorites to sign LeBron James @betmybookie.
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) June 30, 2018
What exactly does that mean? You’d have to bet $5,000 on the Lakers landing LeBron to cash in to the tune of $100. That’s 50-to-1 odds right there. Yeah, Vegas is definitely hedging its bets on the Lake Show being LeBron’s show here soon.
It’s not too hard to read between the lines here.
If James does indeed land in Los Angeles, the next question will be who joins him with the team. The Lakers continue to have talks with San Antonio surrounding Kawhi Leonard. If the two were to team up in Southern California, the Lakers would immediately become one of the top threats to dethrone the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.