Kevin Durant announced on Monday that he plans on joining the Golden State Warriors as soon as he’s allowed to put ink onto paper after the July 7th NBA free agency moratorium.
While the dominoes contunue to fall around the league, Las Vegas Sportsbooks have taken note of this massive power shift and appropriately updated the odds of the 2016-2017 NBA Champion — making the Golden State Warriors an absolutely ridiculous 2/3 (-150) overwhelming preseason favorite to win the Larry O’Brien trophy.
That’s right, every $1.50 you wager on the Warriors to win the WHOLE THING right now only pays out $1.00 back. As for the 73-9 regular season record they just set — it has to be in jeopardy, right? Well, you’re going to have to put your money where your mouth is…
The Warriors are so stacked you can now bet the field (all other 29 teams) vs. the Warriors AND still get paid out as an underdog.
On paper, the Golden State Warriors are your 2016-2017 NBA Champions. However, this isn’t the first time a “Super Team” has been created with this unfathomable amount of hype — nor will it be the last. That’s why they play the game….