LeBron James’s announcement that he will sign a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers shakes up the NBA, with the Western Conference landing another juggernaut player while leaving the Eastern Conference weaker, which is good news for the loaded Celtics.
So on Sunday night, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook updated its 2019 NBA championship odds. Now, the Purple and Gold have the same odds as the Celtics to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy next year — 7/2. But both are still behind the heavily favored Golden State Warriors, who sit at 10/11.
Before James’s decision, the Lakers were at 8/1 while the Celtics were at 4/1, tied for second with Houston behind Golden State (even money).
Here is Westgate’s list of updated odds:
Trail Blazers 100/1