An eyebrow-raising $10,000 bet was placed on the Lakers just minutes before the team traded for Anthony Davis

Business Insider | 6/17/2019 | Tyler Lauletta
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The Los Angeles Lakers started the NBA offseason with a bang on Saturday, trading for Anthony Davis.

Just minutes before news of the trade broke, somebody placed a $10,000 wager on the Lakers to win the 2020 championship at 5/1 odds.

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Once news of Davis' move became public, the Lakers' odds to win the 2020 championship dropped down to 3/1, making them the favorites.

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The Los Angeles Lakers kicked off the NBA offseason with a monster move on Saturday, trading away a plethora of young players and picks to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis.

The move immediately shifted the perception of the Lakers, who after a few weeks of rough press, now looked positioned as one of the strongest teams in the West heading into the 2019-20 season.

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But just minutes before ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Davis deal on Twitter, one bettor snuck in a $10,000 bet on the Lakers to win the title at 5/1 odds.

According to Darren Rovell of the Action Network, the bet was placed at 3 p.m. local time in Las Vegas, with Wojnarowski's tweet coming just 27 minutes later.

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