Prior to David Stern and the league office nixing the trade, Lamar Odom joined ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in a radio interview.
Odom is heard clearly choked up during the interview. Here are a few notable quotes:
I let it all hang out last year, maybe I rubbed people the wrong way doing the [reality] show. When things come up you start to wonder and start to guess…I thought I showed that doing other things didn’t affect me but maybe it affected others. But now im guessing because its all in the air.”
“I got the 6th man of the year award and my teammates came, but my coaches didn’t come. That’s a little weird right?”
“If it does happen, it was a great time. I got to play in front of Jack [Nicholson] and Denzel [Washington]. I found my wife in L.A., my family, the team. I had a a lot of pride playing for them.”
“This is home, my family is here. L.A. is a part of me for more than one reason. Everywhere I go people show me love, I love the fans, the people I met and the connections.”
Lamar Odom showed up to the Lakers practice facility 90 minutes late today. Reports said he met with Mitch Kupchak, and then left.