Cleveland grabs top odds to win 2015 NBA Championship

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7/11/2014 3:30:10 PM
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The moment it was known LeBron James would be taking his talents back to the shores of Lake Erie, the odds for the Cavaliers to win the NBA championship skyrocketed. According to, Cleveland moved up to grab the best odds to win the Larry O'Brian trophy at 4-1 on Friday. By comparison, the Miami Heat's odds plummeted from 3-1 favourites before LeBron left, to 50-1. Below the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzles.

This release of course, comes before the other dominoes in free agency have fallen. Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all have yet to confirm next season's teams of choice.

On Monday, the Cavaliers' odds to win the NBA Championship were at 20-1. On Wednesday, as James' decision drew near with rumours that he could possibly make a return to Cleveland, the odds were slashed to 8-1.

Odds to Win the 2015 NBA Championship (Courtesy:

Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/1

San Antonio Spurs - 5/1

Oklahoma City Thunder - 6/1

Chicago Bulls - 7/1

Houston Rockets - 8/1

Los Angeles Clippers - 10/1

Indiana Pacers - 18/1

Golden State Warriors - 25/1

Portland Trailblazers - 25/1

Dallas Mavericks - 33/1

Los Angeles Lakers - 33/1

Washington Wizards - 33/1

Brooklyn Nets - 40/1

New York Knicks - 40/1

Toronto Raptors - 40/1

Memphis Grizzlies - 50/1

Miami Heat - 50/1

New Orleans Pelicans - 50/1

Denver Nuggets - 66/1

Phoenix Suns - 66/1

Atlanta Hawks - 75/1

Boston Celtics - 75/1

Charlotte Hornets - 75/1

Detroit Pistons - 100/1

Minnesota Timberwolves - 100/1

Milwaukee Bucks - 200/1

Orlando Magic - 200/1

Philadelphia 76ers - 200/1

Sacramento Kings - 200/1

Utah Jazz - 200/1

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