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LeBron’s decision leaves Celtics and Lakers with the same odds to win NBA title

Jaylen Brown (7) and LeBron James during the Eastern Conference finals. Jim Davis/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

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:

Warriors 10/11

Celtics 7/2

Lakers 7/2

Rockets 7/1

76ers 14/1

Spurs 50/1

Thunder 60/1

Raptors 60/1

Jazz 80/1

Trail Blazers 100/1

Pelicans 100/1

Timberwolves 100/1

Nuggets 100/1

Bucks 100/1

Wizards 100/1

Pacers 100/1

Heat 300/1

Cavaliers 500/1