CLEVELAND– One company already released odds on where LeBron James will sign in free agency and the season isn’t even over.
James and the Cavs are down in the NBA Finals, 0-3, to their familiar foe, the Golden State Warriors. Game 4 is Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron’s contract expires at the end of this season and free agency starts July 1. The Cavaliers could sign him to a five-year, $205 million maximum contract. But the 14-time NBA All-Star has plenty of other options.
BetDSI, a Costa Rica-based sportsbook, does not favor the King staying with his hometown team. The favorite with +200 odds are the Los Angeles Lakers.
They are followed by the Philadelphia 76ers at +350, the Miami Heat at +500, New York Knicks at +750, the Houston Rockets at +1000 and the San Antonio Spurs at +2000. The Cavaliers are seventh with +3000 odds.
The Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma Thunder and Washington Wizards round out the list.