Twitter Map Shows Which Team Each State Thinks LeBron James Will Play For Next Season
Have you been following #lebronfreeagentwatchdecision3.02018? If you are any kind of sports fan, how could you not be Keeping Up With The King?
You’ve got Lakers fans putting up billboards. LeBron’s banana boat buddy Chris Paul saying James wants to play in L.A. Reports that LeBron James Jr. is very “likely” to enroll at Sierra Canyon in Los Angeles. Plus Magic Johnson’s empty threat to step down if the Lakers don’t sign a big free agent in next two summers.
Then on Tuesday, Lakers fans lost their minds thinking a tweet by Kyle Kuzma was sign James is coming to the Lakers.
And we also have the smart money (aka Vegas) ever since the NBA Finals came to an end also believing that James going to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Speaking of that “smart money,” the NBA guys over at SportsBetting.ag put together a map based on geotagged tweets about Lebron James’ upcoming free agency since the end of the NBA finals three weeks ago.
Over 200,000 tweets were analyzed, with over 150,000 yielding specific team mentions. When those were mapped out, it’s clear the US overwhelmingly thinks LeBron is going to the Lakers. The other two notable teams were the Cavs and the 76ers. Tweets for the Celtics and Rockets were also analyzed but they did not win any states.
Here’s the final map…
So basically this is a “yes?”
And for those who don’t put much stock in Twitter trends, here are the odds SportsBetting.ag is giving on LeBron’s final destination…
Los Angeles Lakers: -150
Philadelphia 76ers: +300
Cleveland Cavaliers: +500
Houston Rockets: +750
San Antonio Spurs: +2500
Boston Celtics: +2500
Los Angeles Clippers: +5000
Miami Heat: +5000
Any Other Team: +10000
Will Lebron Start The 2018/19 With The Cavs?
Me? I think this is what uniform LeBron will be wearing next season (at least if JuJu Smith-Schuster gets his way).