LOS ANGELES -- Lamar Odom is no longer a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He's now two stops removed from the team he won two NBA Championships with and a Sixth Man of the Year Award.
That transition away from the Lakers appeared to be easier for everybody else besides Odom.
As he returns to the city in which he had the most success of his career and begins a second tour of duty with the team that drafted him, the Clippers, he has a bunch of wisdom to impart to a team with championship aspirations of their own.
"They're going to get it," said Odom of the knowledge he'll freely deliver to his new teammates. "I've learned from the best."
Odom is entering his 14th year in the Association. Half of that time was spent in the Purple and Gold where he attained all of that championship wisdom.
He looks to soak up even more information he can relay to his new teammates by reaching out to members of his old team -- the one he doesn't mention by name.
"I spoke to a guy named Derek ...