With the NBA season winding down and nearing the playoffs, the offseason is just around the corner. With that, more rumors of LeBron James’ next destination bombarded a Thursday afternoon, after a report from sports reporter, Kevin O’Connor, stating that The King has narrowed down his next destination, to four teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Although, it is true that this is not the first time we hear about this rumor when it comes to James’ next move. With the 76ers and Lakers consistent with their attempts to lure James by creating billboards placed in their own cities, not only will this affect the teams themselves but Bitcoin basketball odds as well. But this is the first time LeBron had divulged this much specific information about his next decision. Before, he would fend off the question by stating that his only focus is his current season with the Cavs.
Below, we’re going to go over each of the team’s possible offer to LeBron and what might he gain by going there in the summer.
His current team and hometown are still favored when it comes to James’ free agency choice with +300 odds. The only card that the organization can play is the fact that Cleveland is LeBron’s hometown and that nothing beats playing for your hometown. But since James completed his promise of bringing The Land a championship, this card isn’t going to hold up as much as we think.
The Rockets, one of the hottest NBA teams of this season, are strong front-runners for the NBA title. But if for some reason, the tandem of James Harden and Chris Paul falls short to win the title, they could become candidates to land LeBron and possibly win titles for the next few years. Don’t forget the Banana Boat’s dream of playing together, which is the group of LeBron, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets hold +350 odds to put half of the Banana Boat members into one NBA team.
Los Angeles Lakers
Paul George has been linked to the Lakers this entire season after George stated his interest in playing for a Los Angeles team. If this pulls through, a Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, George, and LeBron lineup is the only pitch the Lakers need to make. If you’re thinking about the Lakers’ cap space, you don’t have to worry about that. In the next two summers, they had unloaded enough money to open up their cap to land two big-time free agents. Los Angeles Lakers have +500 odds to become a title contender again if they land James.
Trust the Process can be completed if LeBron James signs to this up and coming young team. Philly’s billboard showcases a simple pitch: Complete The Process. LeBron and a young core of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons is a fantasy team dream. In reality, the 76ers have +600 odds to jump over the process by landing LeBron James.
Lastly, there are lines open on many Bitcoin sportsbook, should you want to place wagers on LeBron James next free agency destination.