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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.”
“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.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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...
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...
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, [...]
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...
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