Houston, we have liftoff ... at least on the Rockets' odds, that is.
Bovada on Thursday released its latest odds for the 2018 NBA championship and Las Vegas seems to think Houston's chances have soared after the Rockets picked up All-Star Chris Paul in a trade with the Clippers on Wednesday. After opening at 20/1 when the 2017 Finals concluded June 12, the Rockets are now third among all 30 teams at 12/1.
Golden State and Cleveland remain at the top with 4/7 and 15/4 odds, respectively, with Boston and San Antonio tied for fourth at 14/1.
But if you look just a bit further down the list, you'll see a bit of a surprise lurking in a tie for ninth at 66/1.
Yep, you guessed it, the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers share their spot on the list with the Clippers, Lakers, Bucks and Thunder, but are ahead of several playoff teams from last season including Utah, Memphis, Portland and Atlanta.
Clearly, it's not just Philadelphians trusting The Process. The Sixers opened at 100/1, and unsurprisingly, their trade up to draft Markelle Fultz has now pushed them even higher in the minds of Vegas oddsmakers.
Also of note, Bovada has a number of interesting offseason prop bets listed. Although Vegas thinks Blake Griffin, Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka are more likely to stay put than not, they give Gordon Hayward 10/11 odds to land with the Celtics and Paul Millsap 4/5 odds of moving out to Denver.
Trust the process?
How about trust the haircut?
Sixers employees Matt Yoder (left), an account executive in group sales, and Sam Spector (right), an account executive in ticket sales, got in on the fun of Barber Appreciation Night at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday.
You've got to love these haircuts.
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Who wouldn't want Embiid's face depicted in their hair? After all, the playoff push is heating up, so you've got to look ready.
Over 100 barbers from the Delaware Valley were expected on hand for the evening and pregame networking event, which was all presented by Maestro's Classic.
Don't be surprised if the Embiid cut catches on throughout the city.
No doubt, you'll be the coolest kid at school (or work).
Daryl Worley was introduced to Philadelphia on Monday at a press conference at the NovaCare Complex and he showed up in style.
The newest member of the Eagles' cornerback crew was rocking some high fashion Gucci sneakers with a little bit of a ... hairy accent. You can own your very own pair for a cool $830.
If you're curious on what to wear these sneaks with, Net-a-porter has you covered:
When Alessandro Michele stepped in as Gucci's Creative Director in Fall '15, his shearling-lined shoes were part of the movement that ushered in a new relaxed era for the label - these 'Ace' sneakers are a cool, sporty take on the now iconic style. Made in Italy from pristine white leather, they have the instantly recognizable navy and red webbing that's embroidered with a gold bee, representing abundance, love and community. Wear them with cuffed denim or a midi dress.
It may not surprise you at all that a guy with this kind of flair had a somewhat curious answer when asked who his favorite Eagle of all-time was.
His answer? Terrell Owens. [insert thinking-face emoji]