Where will LeBron James sign? That’s the $1 million question this offseason in the NBA.
James’ decision will shape free agency for the rest of the league. It could drastically alter the championship chase next year, depending on where he signs.
The Los Angeles Lakers have long been regarded as one of the favorites to sign the 33-year-old superstar. Los Angeles is in the middle of its longest postseason drought in franchise history (five years), and the pressure to get back to winning is mounting.
The Lakers also have a ton of cap space, and could potentially sign another star to pair with LeBron. Plus, James has a house in L.A.
All of this makes the Lakers an attractive option. According to Las Vegas, they are the top option for James as of now.
OddsShark tweeted this afternoon that the Lakers are now at even money to sign LeBron.
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) June 12, 2018
The funny thing about the picture in that tweet is there is probably more than a passing chance the Lakers would move Lonzo Ball if they bring in James. Even if they do, they still have some exciting young talent on the roster, like Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.
Right now, the odds say LeBron will be a Laker. Will that change soon?