go to MSN.com
Found August 31, 2013 on Thacover2:
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.” “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 you give a partial guarantee to just to see if he can turn things around. But with the circus that’s around him off the court now, no way. I think that’s the end of Lamar Odom in the NBA. It’s a shame.” Odom averaged 4.0 points on 39.9 percent shooting last season for the Clippers, and it would seem that only the Lakers have any thoughts of interest in Odom right now.
More from Thacover2:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Lamar Odom Caused a Car Accident Days Before DUI Arrest & Crack Accusations

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...

GM: Odom 'Beyond Toxic,' Not Worth Partially Guaranteed Deal

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...

Lakers Rumors: Lakers reportedly offer roster to spot to Lamar Odom – as long as he goes to rehab

Lamar Odom may be used to the “reality star” lifestyle by now, but this is definitely more than he bargained for. Odom’s name is everywhere right now, and all sorts of rumors are flying around. Because of this, his friends are worried about him: the likes of Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson and Pau Gasol have all tweeted about their concern for Lamar, yet Lakers’ management may...

Lamar Odom Met With NBA Drug Counselors Before DUI Arrest

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...

Lamar Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

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 arrested for DUI after driving too slow on the highway at 3:45 AM

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 […]

Lamar Odom arrested on suspicion of DUI

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 […]

Lamar Odom's career crashes in one tragic week

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...

Lamar Odom drug use par for NBA course? New report thinks so

I grew up in the late 1980s-early 1990s and got into sports around middle school age. Hockey was my first love because everyone from Minnesota has to love hockey — it’s beaten into you with a stick, pun intended. But I also liked baseball and basketball just to be different. And I used to enjoy going to my local library and reading old magazines and sports sections of newspapers...

Khloe Kardashian Takes Series Of Selfie Pics After Lamar Odom’s DUI

  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...

NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested and charged with DUI

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, [...]

Report: Lamar Odom Thinks The Kardashians Leaked Him Being a Crackhead

Someone leaked the information to TMZ, I don’t think they just made it up. Was it the Kardashians or someone else? That is up for you to decide, but it seems Lamar thinks it was the Kardashians. As sensational reports about Odom‘s drug addiction swirl, Odom believes the Kardashian family leaked negative stories about his alleged use of crack rocks, but he doesn’t believe his...

Lamar Odom arrested for suspicion of DUI

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 
Clippers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vin Scully to announce Dodgers games in 2015

I said it last year at this time and I’ll gladly say it again…those sounds you hear echoing through Chavez Ravine are the dulcet tones of one Vin Scully announcing he’ll be returning next season for his 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast booth. The team made the announcement Tuesday night during their game against the Atlanta Braves and did it in three different...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 hours ago

Marshawn Lynch's mom takes offense to ESPN article

Marshawn Lynch’s training camp holdout has been widely publicized and is starting to become widely criticized, with some even questioning the Pro Bowl running back’s worth to the Seahawks. ESPN writer Terry Blount is one of those debating whether or not Pete Carroll and John Schneider actually need Lynch for the 2014 season. Blount has poked Beast Mode, or shall we say Blount...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 hours ago

Peterson agrees to huge extension with Cardinals

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson announced via his Twitter account that he has signed a five-year extension worth $70 million that includes $48 million guaranteed. Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $70M and $48M Guaranteed!! #AZCardinals #P2Nation #YearOfTheCardinal — Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) July 30, 2014 Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reported earlier...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 hours ago

Lester scratched from start amid trade rumors

BOSTON — Jon Lester has spent his entire nine-year career with the Red Sox. His next start could come in a different uniform. Lester, who was been the subject of trade rumors in recent days, has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Brandon Workman will be called up and pitch in...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago

Urban Meyer gives LeBron sideline pass to Buckeye games

LeBron James has long had a connection to the Ohio State football program. Now that the NBA’s best player is back in his home state, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, that connection is magnified.  Urban Meyer often speaks highly of Ohio’s favorite athlete. The Buckeye coach has already texted James, who has a sideline pass to each Ohio State game, telling the superstar to...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago

Matt Cain to visit Dr. James Andrews

San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain is making a trip that not many athletes want to make. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Cain will visit Dr. James Andrews, to have Andrews examine his ailing elbow. Cain has been on the DL  since July 21, with inflammation in his elbow. Giants source confirms […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 hours ago

Anderson Silva will return against Nick Diaz at UFC 183

On Tuesday, it was announced former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) will return to action exactly 13 months and three days after shattering his left shin against champion Chris Weidman. Silva meets Nick Diaz, who is also ending his extended hiatus, at UFC 183. The January 31 show will take place at a yet-to-be announced venue in Las Vegas. The bout will take place...
Via 5thRound.com
9 hours ago

Oakland Raiders considering a move to San Antonio?

If you don’t believe that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is intent on moving the team from Northern California, this latest report by San Antonio Express-News might just change your mind. According to the outlet, Davis and two of his top deputies have recently met with officials in San Antonio to discuss a potential relocation of the franchise.  On July 18, Davis met with...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago

ESPN gives Stephen A. Smith a week off

They’re not calling it a suspension, but ESPN has decided to keep Stephen A. Smith off its airwaves for a little while. The network, in a statement released to the press on Tuesday, announced “that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week.  He will return to ESPN next Wednesday.” ESPN did not say whether or not Smith would be paid during...
Via Awful Announcing
10 hours ago

Urban Meyer on Tim Tebow’s NFL career: 'I still don’t get it'

(Credit: csmonitor) Tim Tebow is one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in the history of college football, and he enjoyed a brief stint of success with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. However, he was cut from the New England Patriots before the start of the 2013 season, and has been out of the league ever since. Despite this, Tebow has kept training in hopes that a team will give...
Via Sports-Kings
13 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.