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Can LeBron and the LA Lakers Bring it Home in 2019/2020?

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LeBron James is smiling all the way to the bank with an estimated net worth of $480 million, and a salary of $100 million per year. standing 6’9″ tall this NBA superstar, TV producer, voice actor, and screenwriter has everything going for him. His $40 million per year salary from the NBA is supplemented by endorsements valued at $55 million a year, for a massive haul of $100 million per annum in income.

In his first 10 years as a professional player, he earned $452 million, and at last count his total career earnings exceeded $600 million before taxes. Among the many companies that have endorsed him include Coca-Cola, Baskin-Robbins, Nike, Microsoft, McDonald’s, State Farm, and Beats by Dre. He’s still a long way away from billionaire status like Michael Jordan ($1.9 billion), but given his huge talent, he’ll get there soon enough, maybe even with the LA Lakers!

March Madness Ahead for LA Lakers

In 2019/2020, James has already played in 51+ games for the LA Lakers, scoring 25 points on average, with 7.8 rebounds, and 6.8 assists. The current squad includes the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Davis, Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, Jared Dudley, Avery Bradley, Devontae Cacok, Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins, LeBron James, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, Kostas Antetokounmpo, and Dwight Howard. The team is coached by Frank Vogel, and owned by the Jerry Buss Family Trust.

The LA Lakers performed exceptionally well in the Western Conference, leading the pack as the #1 team. They’ve currently won 41 games, lost 12, with a win percent ratio of 0.774 (Friday, 21 February 2020). The Conference Performance reads 28-6, their home record 18-7, and their away record 23-5. Their closest competition at this point in time in the Western Conference comes from the Denver Nuggets, and the Los Angeles Clippers both of which are experiencing losses heading into the last weekend of the month. The LA Lakers face the following teams in March:

  • LA Lakers versus Pelicans – Sunday, 1 March at 8 PM
  • 76ers versus LA Lakers – Tuesday, 3 March at 10 PM
  • Bucks versus LA Lakers – Friday, 6 March at 10:30 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Clippers – Sunday, 8 March at 3:30 PM
  • Nets versus LA Lakers – Tuesday, 10 March at 10:30 PM
  • Rockets versus LA Lakers – Thursday, 12 March at 10:30 PM
  • Nuggets versus LA Lakers – Sunday, 15 March at 9 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Jazz – Monday, 16 March at 9 PM
  • Jazz versus LA Lakers – Wednesday 18 March at 10 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Hornets – Saturday, 21 March at 7 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Pistons – Sunday, 22 March at 6 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Raptors – Tuesday, 24 March at 7:30 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Cavaliers – Thursday, 26 March at 7 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Wizards – Saturday, 28 March at 8 PM
  • LA Lakers versus Timberwolves – Monday, 30 March at 8 PM

The current Los Angeles Lakers stats (courtesy of NBA advanced stats) indicate that the team is currently #7 in the PPG, #7 in the RPG, #4 in the APG, and #7 in the OPG, with a record of 41-12 (.774). The team is ranked #1 in the Western Conference and #1 in the Pacific Division. The top online bookmakers are pretty clear about how strong the LA Lakers are doing. For example, 888sport NJ NBA odds have the LA Lakers as near favorites to win the championship at +300.

Other leading bookmakers have the LA Lakers at odds of 9/4 to win the 2019/2020 NBA finals taking place on June 15, 2020. Next in line are the Milwaukee Bucks at odds of 11/4, and the Los Angeles Clippers and odds of 3/1. Clearly, LeBron James & company rank among the big guns to bring it home, in the top 5 teams to win the NBA finals. Either way, it’s going to be a tough road ahead for the Bucks, Lakers, and Clippers in futures betting.

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