The rumors began to swirl before the news became official, so now that LeBron James has opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat, the four-time MVP is on the open market and could find himself the subject of a bidding war among a dozen or more NBA teams.
According to RJ Bell, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas have set odds on where he will be playing next season with the Heat having a 61 percent chance of retaining the best active player on the planet.
A return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has been mentioned in a plethora of rumors as a possible reunion could be in store for LeBron and his home state team and Vegas gives the Cavs, who also own the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, have a 12 percent chance to bring the Akron native back home.
LeBron odds: Mia -600 (61%); Cle 5/1 (12%); LAC 7/1 (9%); Hou 10/1 (6%) Chi 15/1 (4%); LAL, NYK 25/1 (3%); Dal 30/1 (2%) – via sportsbook.ag
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) June 24, 2014
How about the Chicago Bulls who have been considered the best fit for LeBron to land with Joakim Noah and a healthy Derrick Rose giving him an All-Star center and former MVP at point guard for the first time in his NBA career? Well, the Bulls only have a four percent chance of bringing him to The Windy City.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks are two extreme long shots at three percent while the Dallas Mavericks round out the list with a paltry two percent chance to sign the league’s most polarizing star.
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