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Fox Sports West:
The Clippers are nearing a deal with veteran free agent Antawn Jamison that could be announced later this week, according to a source close to the situation who was not authorized to discuss it publicly.
Jamison, a 15-year veteran who spent last season with the Lakers, has stated his desire to play for an NBA title contender at this point in his career.
The 6-foot-8 forward is coming off an uneven season in which he averaged career lows in points (9.4), rebounds (4.8) and assists (0.7) while shooting 46.4 percent. He underwent surgery in late April to repair an injured right wrist.
Jamison also endured hurt feelings during the season, publicly criticizing Lakers Coach Mike D'Antonis lack of communication over his playing time and skipping exit interviews with the team.
The signing of Jamison would give the Clippers 14 players under contract for next season and end any interest in re-signing Lamar Odom, who remains a free agent.
-- Ben Bolch
BEST OF MAXIM
Antawn Jamison is close to a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a source.
Jamison has a desire to play for a team that will contend for the NBA championship next season.
Jamison had offseason surgery on his wrist but expects to be 100 percent at the start of the season.
IT'S OUR TIME NOW
Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes wrote on Instagram that the Lakers' time is over and their fans should stop dwelling on the past.
Kobe Bryant is back on the court; the NBA 2K14 court, this is.
In this new clip from Ronnie2K’s Instagram page, we get to see Kobe and the Lakers take on the Phoenix Suns. Off the dribble, Kobe fakes a pass and then raises up above Eric Bledsoe for the jumpshot. Of course, Bryant makes the shot – the 2K series is the most realistic basketball game out there, after all.
Somewhere in the Odom-Kardashian camp, there is a huge leak. Following the cheating scandal that has plagued Clippers Lamar Odom and his reality TV star wife, Khloe Kardashian-Odom this summer, allegations of drug use by Lamar have dropped into the press. Now comes word via TMZ and Radar online that Lamar’s alleged drug of choice is crack, if you believe TMZ or OxyContin and Ambien...
For NBA players with “hardcore recreational drug problems,” the substance of choice appears to be crack cocaine.
TMZ has another scoop on Lamar Odom‘s reported drug issues, saying now that the struggles that are threatening Odom’s career and marriage are attributable to crack cocaine.
TMZ says Odom was on crack a year ago and cleaned up in time for the NBA season, but he...
Wesley Johnson has been a Laker for less than a month, but he’s already fitting in with the purple and gold just fine. Laker fans have been clowning on the Clippers for years, and now Johnson is joining in with the festivities.
On Sunday night, Johnson took to his Twitter account to ask a simple question regarding “The Fast and the Furious” movie franchise:
How many fast and...
Earlier this week, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant decided to take a trip to the headquarters of the social networking site, Twitter.
While there, Kobe got challenged to a game of Super Shot Arcade Basketball and despite being Kobe Bryant, he lost by the score of 89-87.
For the visual proof, you can check out the below Vine videos:
Kobe Bryant loses at arcade basketball...
Pau Gasol is one of the greatest athletes that Spain has ever produced; that’s why it makes perfect sense to have the two-time NBA champion assist his country in landing the world’s biggest sporting event.
According to the Association Press, Gasol will be a spokesman for Madrid’s 2020 Olympic bid:
Madrid’s 2020 Olympic bid committee says it has appointed Los Angeles Lakers...
One of the best dunks from the 2012-13 NBA season had to be Clippers center DeAndre Jordan posterizing Pistons guard Brandon Knight on an alley-oop.
Back in May, the fine folks over at ESPN Sportsnation gave DeAndre the chance to recreate the dunk with a Knight cardboard cut-out.
Check out the high-flying jam in the below YouTube vid:
Lamar Odom has a drug problem, and his addiction has resulted in him being missing, according to TMZ. TMZ reported on Friday that Odom has been abusing hardcore recreational drugs for the past two years. The report says his addiction led to a stint in rehab last year at the urging of wife Khloe Kardashian, […]
The 2013 class of NBA Rookies voted Kobe Bryant as their favorite player in the league in a poll given to them by John Schuhmann at the Rookie Photo Shoot earlier this month.
According to NBA.com:
Who is your favorite player in the league?
1: Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers — 21.2 percent
2: LeBron James, Miami — 15.2 percent
I find this hard to believe because he was overweight when he came into Clippers camp, but according to TMZ, Odom is a certified crack addict. Normally, crack addicts lose weight, but I guess there are exceptions to every rule.
Lamar Odom has been deep into crack cocaine for at least 2 years … TMZ has learned.
Sources say Lamar’s crack use was extreme before he went to rehab...
The last two seasons have been by far the worst of Lamar Odom‘s 14-year NBA career, and we might finally know why.
Odom has been dealing with a “hardcore recreational drug” problem for two years now, according to TMZ. The issue got so bad at one point in 2012 that his wife Khloe Kardashian even forced the 33-year-old forward to enter a rehab facility in San Diego.
A drug problem...
Metta World Peace is one of the scariest guys in the league once he steps onto the court, but once off it, he’s a light-hearted dude who gave Laker fans endless laughs during his tenure in Los Angeles.
However, MWP recently told the NY Post that last season “wasn’t fun” for the defensive specialist:
World Peace spoke a lot more highly of the Knicks than the Lakers, who made...
Let’s get you all caught up on the Lamar Odom-Khloe Kardashian saga. Over the weekend, reports came out that Lamar’s cheating wasn’t the real problem in his rocky marriage to reality star, Khloe Kardashian, it was drug use, specifically crack, per TMZ. Next there were reports that Lamar might have possibly gone missing since Khloe kicked him out of their home last Wednesday...