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Antawn Jamison admits Mike D'Antoni was in a tough situation last season, taking the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching job early in the season and adapting his system onto a new team.
Even so, Jamison says the line of communication was never consistent throughout the season.
"Mike was pretty much put in a difficult situation," Jamison said. "There was no training camp where he could get a feel for guys. There was a breakdown of communication when we first got there. And throughout the season it was kind of up and down.
"I don't dislike Mike. I obviously respect him as a coach. In my eyes, one of the best offensive-minded coaches in the league. I just think he was put in a tough situation ... but toward the end of the season you saw him kind of open up, and we started to have a relationship, and I kind of understood where he was coming from."
Jamison still, however, does not understand why Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were never able to gel on...
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Lamar Odom hasn’t been the same since he was jettisoned out of the Lakers lockerroom two season ago.
Odom, in the midst of his melt down, still apparently wants to play basketball, and is hoping to get a guaranteed contract from the Lakers.
According to The Sporting News, one NBA GM said that Odom is “beyond toxic,” and is not “worth even a non guaranteed deal.”
Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested by the California Highway Patrol Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs. Odaom was spotted driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando
Lamar Odom’s off-season drama continued Friday morning when the Forward was arrested for “driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs” according to TMZ.
Odom, 33, has been in the news most recently for alleged usage of hardcore drugs. There were even reports that Odom went missing for multiple days and who can forget the incident in which he dumped photographers...
When it rain it pours or in Lamar Odom’s case it is a torrential downpour. A few days before his DUI arrest and while he was being accused of being a crack addict, he caused a car accident in LA according to TMZ.
The 3-car accident occurred at around 6 PM on the 101 Freeway — the same freeway on which Lamar was popped for DUI on Friday morning.
The person Lamar hit is a reporter...
Lamar Odom is unlikely to receive a guaranteed deal after being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
Odom is reportedly dealing with a drug issue that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.
“I would say he is beyond toxic at this point,” one general manager said. “Just going by what he is giving you on the court, he would have been a risk anyway, maybe someone...
Doesn’t say much about the counselors when as soon as they left Lamar got wasted and busted for DUI, but at least they tried to help according to TMZ.
Lamar Odom got some secret visitors yesterday — two drug counselors who work with the National Basketball Players Association … just hours before he was busted for DUI.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the counselors...
Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol said.
Odom, a free agent who has played for the Lakers and most recently the Clippers, was arrested at 3:54 a.m. and booked into jail in Van Nuys at 5:01 a.m., according...
Lamar Odom continues to be everyday proof that prolonged relationships with the Kardashians is detrimental to yourself and apparently others. According to TMZ, the NBA free agent was arrested early this morning (around 3:45 PM PT) for DUI after police pulled him over for driving too slow on the high way. Odom, who is currently […]
Yesterday news broke about Lamar Odom’s DUI and then yet another car accident he was said to have caused ever before crackhead-gate.
Odom’s driver’s licence has now been suspended for a year, and the growing concerns over his health and well-being are mounting, so this is the time when a wife is supposed to stand strong beside her husband…unless she’s a Kardashian...
Tweet Free Agent and former Laker Lamar Odom was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, according to the incident report. Odom posted the bail that was set at $15,000 and was released at 8:33 am. The California Highway Patrol noticed […]
A bad week--heck, a bad year (or two?)--appears to have taken a turn for the worse for basketball player Lamar Odom. After seeing his name in the headlines of every tabloid in the country claiming he is a drug addict in need of an intervention and that his marriage is on the rocks the last thing that he needs to happen, well--happens.
He gets arrested.
It was not long ago that Lamar Odom was a key part of a championship team. It was three years ago, in fact. Odom averaged only 10.8 points per game that year but was a big part of the puzzle for the Lakers. In 2011, Odom averaged 14.4 points per game and shot 53.0 percent from the floor.
Then, after departing Los Angeles as a free agent, he sort of drifted away.
He was unhappy...
Yesterday, a report emerged claiming the Los Angeles Lakers had told Lamar Odom he’d have a roster spot waiting with the purple and gold if he attended rehab to treat his alleged drug problem.
According to Serena Winters, the story is false:
Per team source, there was no such conversation between Kupchak and Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, about re-joining the team. The Lakers organization...
Lamar Odom and his struggles continue to pile up on him. He definitely needs some help. His marriage to Khloe Kardashian is dwindling as he battles drug addiction and now, [...]