Lakers, Sixers, Rockets among betting favorites for LeBron.
LeBron James will have his choice of teams this summer as an unrestricted free agent and there's no telling where the 33-year old All-Star will call home for the 2018-19 NBA season. LeBron has said that there are a number of factors that will influence his decision, most notably his family, but it remains to be seen if he'll stay in the Eastern Conference or venture out West.
Following the Cavs' Game 4 loss in the NBA Finals on Friday night, LeBron told reporters the following:
“I have no idea at this point [if this is my last game in a Cavaliers uniform]. You know the one thing that I’ve always done is consider my family, understanding that, especially where my boys are at this point in their age, they were a lot younger the last time I made a decision four years ago. I got a teenage boy, a preteen, a little girl right now that wasn’t around as well. Sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be like that.”
According to online sports gambling site Bovada, the Los Angeles Lakers are the odds on favorite to land LeBron James in free agency this Summer. The Lakers won just 35 games last season but they will have enough cap space to sign LeBron and Paul George, who has been rumored to join the Lakers since before he was traded to OKC.
Other teams' odds to sign LeBron this summer, as listed by Bovada, are as follows:
Los Angeles Lakers 7/4
Philadelphia 76ers 11/5
Houston Rockets 5/2
Cleveland Cavaliers 5/1
San Antonio Spurs 8/1
Boston Celtics 12/1
Golden State Warriors 30/1
New York Knicks 30/1
Miami Heat 40/1