The Lake Show has been playing nonstop at U.S. sportsbooks, leaving bookmakers staring at sizable liabilities on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA championship.
As the season tips off, more money has been bet on the Lakers to win the title than on any other team at sportsbooks around the nation.
Five-figure bets on the Lakers have been showing up since the summer. Westgate Las Vegas’ Jeff Sherman said he took a $10,000 bet on the Lakers on June 15, shortly before news broke that superstar Anthony Davis was headed to Los Angeles to join LeBron James.
William Hill also reported taking big bets ($10,000 and $9,500) on the Lakers in mid-June.
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