REPORT: Betting odds for players with burner accounts out
Name it, and you can bet on it. That includes the wild idea of who among today’s NBA players will get caught next using a social media burner account.
In fact, Jeff Goodman of ESPN has revealed a list of players and their corresponding odds of being exposed as having faux online personas from an unnamed bookmaker.
Lonzo Ball +2000
JR Smith +4000
Rajon Rondo +6000
DeMarcus Cousins +7000
Kyrie Irving +7000
Carmelo Anthony +7000
Draymond Green +8000
Kawhi Leonard +8000
Damian Lillard +8000
Of course, this has a lot to do with the recent Twitter burner brouhaha involving the Philadelphia 76ers and their now former president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo. The Sixers and Colangelo just recently split following a bombshell report by The Ringer that revealed an alleged link between the veteran NBA executive and a number of fake Twitter accounts.
It could also be recalled that just last year, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was discovered to have been operating a burner account on Twitter, so in a way, he’s a trailblazer in this area in the NBA.
Speaking trailblazer, Portland’s Damian Lillard and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard both have the longest odds of getting caught owning a burner account. Priced at +8,000, a $100 bet on either Lillard or Leonard would yield a whopping payout of $8,000 if any of them becomes the next Durant.
Lonzo Ball, meanwhile, is pegged with odds of +2,000, the shortest among the group.