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Where the Odds Say LeBron James Might Play Next Year

Friday, 14 May 2010 | 4:54 PM ET

Darren Rovell is on assignment and unable to post today - but Sports Biz lives on. Today's special Sports Biz Guest Blogis from Brian Beers, a senior producer at CNBC.com

After a stinging end to the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers following Thursday's playoffs elimination by the Boston Celtics, many basketball fans are speculating where the reigning back-to-back league MVP might end up for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

LeBron James during Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics playoff game.
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LeBron James during Game 6 of the Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics playoff game.

LeBron James will be the centerpiece of what is being labeled by many as the most talented free agent group in NBA history.

So who has the edge to sign the all-star?

According to the latest odds from gambling site Bodog.com, the Cavaliers are still the most likely team to get James under a new contract listing their chances at 8-11.

Bodog lists the Chicago Bulls as the second most likely with odds of 2-1. The New York Knicks who might have room for two marquee free agents this off-season come in third at 5-2, according to Bodog.

The other two teams listed as possible LeBron destinations in the betting line are the Miami Heat at 15-2, and the New Jersey (possibly soon to be Brooklyn) Nets at 8-1.

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