Found October 28, 2013 on Lakerholicz.com:
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If you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and you’re partial to a little NBA betting, you may be interested to hear that the bookies have the Lakers at 59/1 odds of winning the 2014 NBA championship. This places them behind the likes of the Memphis Grizzlies (24/1), New York Knicks (24/1) and Houston Rockets (14/1). The Miami Heat are the favorites to once again hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy in June with odds of 37/20, while LeBron James (9/10) is expected to be named the league’s Most Valuable Player for the third year in a row. The Lakers are expected by many to have a rough season with some doubting whether the purple and gold will even make it to the playoffs. It’s unclear when Kobe Bryant will return to the court – he is said to be ramping up his workouts this week, though he will be out for Tuesday’s season opener – and Steve Nash’s health problems during the pre-season have been worrying. However, Nash is expected to start for the Lakers when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. The Lake Show ended the pre-season with a 4-4 record to put them directly at .500 – and they showed flashes of nice play on both offense and defense – but the team will need to stay relatively healthy and have career years from some of the squad’s role players in order for the purple and gold to reach the playoffs and then make some noise once they get there. Despite nobody knowing when Bryant will return and what level of play he’ll be at when he does come back, the bookies have Kobe at 8/1 to lead the NBA in scoring this season. Last year, he was third in the league with 27.3 points per game. On the other hand, Bryant’s teammate, Pau Gasol, is 999/1 to lead the league in scoring this year. Got a spare dollar? .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } @media(min-width: 500px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 300px; height: 250px; } } @media(min-width: 800px) { .bottom-of-post-responsive { width: 336px; height: 280px; } }
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