The confetti barely stopped falling after the Warriors had finished off the Cavaliers to win the 2018 NBA title when William Hill-US posted its odds for the 2019 championship.
The Sixers were among the favorites at 5-1. Predictably, that's no longer the case.
William Hill, the company that runs the sportsbook at the Ocean Resort in Atlantic City, moved the Sixers' title odds to 17-2 after word came out the LeBron James was going to sign a 4-year deal with the Lakers.
L.A. went from 15-1 on June 9 to 7-2 on Sunday night.
Boston dipped a hair from 5-1 to 9-2. The Celtics (7-5) are slight favorites over the Sixers (8-5) to win the Eastern Conference in 2019. Both opened with conference odds at 7-5.
The Warriors are up very slightly from even money to 11-10 to defend their NBA title. Houston went from 3-1 to 11-2 with the expectation that money will come in on the Lakers.
The Cavaliers were at 18-1 to win the championship on June 9. Poor Cleveland was moved to 300-1.
Westgate, another oddsmaker which operates the largest sportsbook on the Vegas Strip, has been bullish on the Sixers since the start of the 2017-18 season. They posted their opening odds on June 2 and had the Sixers at 7-2 to win the 2019 title. On Sunday, they jumped Philadelphia all the way up to 14-1.
Westgate shortened the Lakers from 20-1 to 7-2.
Via William Hill-US/Ocean Resort casino