Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Cavaliers have second-best odds of landing LeBron James, according to sports book

Spencer Hawes, Alonzo Gee, Anderson Varejao, LeBron James

Spencer Hawes, Alonzo Gee, Anderson Varejao, LeBron James


Which team will LeBron James play for next season?

The obvious answer is the Heat, but the Cavaliers believe they have a chance.

Bovada – which also has odds on the 2015 NBA champion – is fanning those flames. The gambling website gives Cleveland the second-best chance of landing LeBron. Here are the full available odds:

  • Miami Heat: 1/3
  • Cleveland Cavaliers: 7/2
  • Chicago Bulls: 13/2
  • Houston Rockets: 13/2
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 15/1

Neither the Clippers nor Knicks are listed, which seems like a wasted opportunity to extract dumb money.

Even with the odds in favor of it happening, I’d bet on Miami and take my meager winnings. Really, a 75 percent chance is probably too low. I’d say the Heat have a greater than 90 percent chance of keeping LeBron.