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Talk about a long-shot: Vegas odds not in 76ers’ favor

Talk about a long-shot: Vegas odds not in 76ers’ favor

ODDS ARE AGAINST THEM: Minnesota Timberwolves' Robbie Hummel, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Daniel Orton chase a rebound in the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game. Oddsmakers don't have much faith in Philly this season. Photo: Associated Press/Laurence Kesterson

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Talk about a long-shot.

The odds of the 76ers winning the NBA title are 9,999-1.

The pro basketball season got underway yesterday and the Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t have any respect for Philadelphia.

LVH sports book oddsmaker Jeff Sherman says 9,999-1 odds are the highest their computer will accept.

At the other end of the spectrum, Miami is favored at 2-1 to win another NBA title.

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