I put a 155 GBP (about $230) bet on the NBA today. I bet that the Heat, Lakers or Thunder would win the championship at odds of 1.41 (so, $230 x 1.41 = $324, i.e. $94 profit if the Heat, Lakers or Thunder win). I get my money back if the Spurs or Celtics win.
Collecting high-end cards of NBA legends: http://will23c1982.smugmug.com/Sports/Collection