Where will LeBron James go once he hits free agency?


But the odds to win the 2019 NBA title posted at the Westgate sports book reflect the most likely landing spots for the four-time NBA MVP and imminent free agent.

While it's always possible James could return to Cleveland, that seems unlikely as the Cavaliers have lost to Golden State twice in a row in the finals by a combined game margin of 8-1.

The then Bullets (now Wizards) with Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Wes Unseld were picks to dominate he series but failed.

The game reached its zenith in the fourth when Curry finally found his range, hitting his only three with the game on the line, but finishing just 3-16 from the floor.

It must be noted that tip off was a little after 9 p.m. on the east coast.

The 29-year-old is on top of the basketball world, rich beyond his wildest expectations, with rings for both hands now and a hope that his game is only going to keep getting better.

It is a formula for utter dominance, and the only drama in the second half of the 108-85 win to complete the sweep came when James checked out with four minutes to go, and one wondered if the Cleveland crowd would cry out in anguish or just go straight to the jersey-burning. Kevin Durant superbly led in Game 4 by scoring 43 points in 15 of 23 shooting. He has already said he intends to re-sign with Golden State, and he didn't include any of the usual qualifiers about "if we can work something out". Others will wait for a more opportune time, a few years from now. "They're very different, but however you want to rank them, they're right there together". "There's a sense of pride around those things", Curry said.

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At the same time, the rest of the league is going to be making moves, and the Warriors - even with the attempts to become better this offseason - are effectively sitting ducks. "But I know what I bring to the game".

"K.D. has been incredible these last two years, especially in the finals and so deserving of back-to-back finals MVPs", Curry said.

Other Facts:The finals champion is the first of two competing teams to win the best of seven games. If the Cavaliers have to win this game, Kevin Love, JR Smith, Tristan Thompson and George Hill must step up.

"What happened? Self-inflicted, postgame after Game 1". Steph Curry led them in Game 4 with 37 points. Surely, the defense of Andre Iguodala against James will be the luxury of the Warriors again.

James came home four years ago promising to win a championship and delivered within two seasons, ending a 52-year title drought in a city he has personally helped to revitalise.

James and the Cavs could also arrange a sign-and-trade, in which the Cavs could sign James to his true maximum contract, then trade him to another team in a pre-arranged deal.

Although James may have dropped to 3-6 in the finals, it hasn't diminished his pursuit of winning a fourth title or slaying this Golden State goliath, a monster of a team he never imagined getting in his way when he made his OH homecoming after playing four years in Miami.

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