Found December 09, 2011 on
Lakers forward Lamar Odom needs a hug. After being told of his trade to the Hornets for point guard Chris Paul, Odom described himself as "shocked" and "surprised" by the move, according to the Los Angeles Times. Then, of course, he heard that the trade had been voided by the league. What's a man to do? "I don't know what I'm going to do," said Odom. "I'll pray about it." Odom is also considering not showing up to practice when Lakers camp opens on Friday. "Maybe I'll see you there [at practice on Friday]," Odom said. "But I doubt it....
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The Lakers made a trade Saturday, but it wasn't for Chris Paul or Dwight Howard.
Two days after getting rebuffed by the NBA in an apparent deal for Paul, the Lakers sent forward Lamar Odom to Dallas for the Mavericks' first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft.
"It's a done deal," said a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly...
Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers was blindsided by a trade that sent him to the New Orleans Hornets. He went on Twitter and said that he wasn’t told about it before he heard it from the media. He then had an epic meltdown that included a number of blasts aimed at fellow Twitter users.
And in one of those blasts, Lamar Odom dropped a homophobic slur.
Said Lamar Odom on Twitter...
"They don't want my services, for whatever reason," said Lamar Odom.
Lakers forward Lamar Odom didn't show up for Los Angeles' first workout of training camp, apparently still furious about the club's aborted attempt to trade him in a megadeal for Chris Paul.
Pau Gasol, the four-time All-Star forward also included in the deal, showed up for practice at the Lakers' training complex Friday.
Odom was thought to be headed to New Orleans...
Friday's NBA news briefs: Lakers forward Lamar Odom showed up more than 90 minutes late for Los Angeles' first workout of training camp, and then left early after a meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak.
Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol don't participate on the first day of camp. Teams resume talks on Chris Paul trade, which commissioner blocked in 'the best interests of the Hornets.'Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol were still on the Lakers' roster but practically absent among teammates Friday, their destination unknown for now as the Lakers lurched and lolled through the first day...
In the 25th hour of trade negotiations between the Hornets, Rockets, and Lakers the wheels finally fell off when LA backed out, and turned their attention to sending Lamar Odom and his nearly $9 million contract to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Lakers have agreed to surrender Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom in a trade for Hornets point guard Chris Paul, sources tell ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
The news that absolutely consumed my twitter feed today was the news that Chris Paul was going to be traded to Los Angeles for Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom. Apparently the NBA owners did not think this was a good idea, because rumours have it that the decision was made to veto such a deal (the NBA owns the Hornets). Wages of Wins analyst Devin Dignam made the point that, instead of...
Team gets permission to talk to agent of Orlando center. Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol don't participate on the first day of camp.As the Lakers progressed on reworking their trade proposal for Chris Paul, another possibility blew in their direction, wearing a Superman cape.