Interesting stuff from Luke Walton regarding the Lamar Odom debacle…

SportsbyBrooks.com: Longtime AVP announcer Chris “Geeter” McGee reported over the weekend on his Twitter that Luke Walton was at the AVP Manhattan Beach tournament, and that the L.A. Laker wasn’t shy about clarifying Odom’s status with the team.

From McGee’s Twitter on Saturday:

Luke Walton was asked over 300 times today @AVP what up with Lamar, his response was always “LO will be a Laker trust me” hope u right kid (via Twitter)

  • Morry

    I hope luke is rite! cmon LO sign with the lakers already!

  • http://THELAKERSNATION.COM DAMUFORNIA310

    I DONT CARE ANYMORE, LAMAR NEEDS TO BE A MAN & TELL THE FANS HIS SELF…..U IN OR U OUT……..WHATS SO HARD ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    Decision will probably come tomorrow or Wednesday – my gut feeling.

  • http://twitter.com/AceFreshh Freshh

    Guess it’s coming tonight then
    ^_^

  • TonyFisch

    Ya Lamar, what’s hard about telling us what you are going to do, unless you are to goofy to make a decision. I agree, no cares anymore, you and your agent have burned me out.

  • ECJ

    Gotta agree with you all. I’m pretty pissed that he hasn’t addressed the fans who supported him his entire career. You know, even an appreciative message to those standing by waiting to find out if he’ll be a Laker. We’ve gotten NOTHING and at this point, I could care less whether he leaves or not. The Lakers have always come back from losing a player so we can certainly pick someone else up to fill Lamar’s position.

    A part of me hopes he does go to Miami so we can see what he’ll do after next year when D-Wade bails.

  • mantix1

    the lakers have to offer him a deal before he can sign it

  • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

    let me know when he signs the contract

  • richard

    He probably eating too much candy that mess up his brain

  • laker fan who hates flukes

    hopefully luke wont be a laker.

  • RJ

    You all are worrying over nothing lamar is coming back for sure

  • proemb

    What a Drama Queen! I’m sick of it already. Grow some nuts and make a freaking decision already! Anyone here ever shop with a “picky” lady? Or taken one out to dinner?

    Lamar, you have now become the official Miss Swan (MAD TV) of the NBA.

    Let me go “todler” on you and simplify your decision LO, it’s like this:

    Option 1: Play for the Lakers and compete for multiple rings.

    Option 2: Play for the Heat, no pressure, get paid about the same.

    It’s as simple as that. My gut feeling: you will take the no pressure route.

  • Ken G.

    As long as we have Kobe and Gasol I’m not panicking. We can live without Odom! Some people are making him feel too damn important when he’s not all that! Lakers Baby!!!

  • Lex

    if we werent paying luke so much we might have signed odom already

  • mitch*has*some*ballz*ya*heard

    who cares

  • BrettW

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    You have no clue what you’re talking about.

    I hope Luke is right though

  • Gino

    sucks how everything is just based on here-say. can’t do anything but wait and find out where LO signs.

  • David Barr

    If LO can’t secure his future with the 27 mill being offered, he needs to take a financial management class or get a new accountant! Can you spell “EGO”?

  • Geloman

    Ship his a*** out! Wait, he may end up doing it himself.

  • http://THELAKERSNATION.COM DAMUFORNIA310

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    LOL, THATS JUST GAS….

  • http://www.inverter-china.com/blog lovekb

    I trust Luke. And I think Odom will make a right decision to stay in the Lakers.

  • Drake Hunter

    Lamar Odom and Sasha Vujacic for Boris Diaw and Raja Bell?

  • sandman

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    are you kidding me

  • ricky

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    Are you kidding me? You must be hitting the blunt one too many times! I trust Luke, he probably knows something anyways since he is apart of the team and is able to contact Lamar, so he probably has some clue as to what is going on internally. This is just the usual Lakers drama!

  • SHAKOBE

    Man i am so sick of this crap…… Lamar is such a drama Queen….. just post stuff if he signs with us that it …… So sick and tired of this dude and all this drama………….

  • Pig Williams

    Lamar will stay in LA playing for the Lakers. The candies are more delicious in LA.

  • Pistol Pete

    Sometimes I wish I could turn off my Laker addiction and not care, and wish these athletes could empathize with their fans and how fortunate they are to be such a postion of wealth and fame. Lo I want you to get what you deserve in the free market but curious if you have any idea how this looks to the general public and those fighting to feed their families and put away some deposable income so one day we could take our kids to see you and the great lakers perform.

  • LakerDownUnder

    S&T Lamar for Lee and Nate R.

  • Victor

    Im okay without odom.. Buss and Kupchak will have something equal or better than lamar.

  • http://Firefox Fdog

    I trust Luke’s words as much as I trust his “shot put” from behind the arc. Jim Hill…you have anything for us addicts? Any phone calls?

  • The Labe

    LO is only testing the waters since Artest joined ship. He will come back to reality soon and play 6th man….

  • My Last Name Is Skywalker.

    My bad. Just got a text from him. PC is scheduled at 12pm EST. He’s heading to Miami.

  • ilikebasketball

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    morons thinking being a douchebag is what being funny is.

  • http://Firefox Fdog

    LO is history, but don’t worry….Adam Morrison is playing off the hook this summer – he may have earned some of Odom’s minutes already. Shannon Brown is a steal and will eat up more minutes and the balance goes to Artest and Bynum. Somewhere down the line Mitch will pull something off for a big time player off the bench that will learn the triangle before the playoffs.

  • joejoe

    U GUYS ARE FORGETTING SOMETHING, LO IS NOT WORTH 20 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR,
    HE WAS ABSENT AT GAMES AND TAKES RECKLESS 3S FOR NO APPARENT REASON. HE WILL DRIFT IN AND OUT OF GAMES AND WILL HAVE CRAPPY YEARS AFTER GETTING A LARGE CONTRACT. DONT NO SIGN HIM, IF WE DO AT LEAST DO A S AND T

  • LakerDownUnder

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    Sign and trade for NY’s Lee and Nate R!

  • NBA executive

    i spoke with Pat Riley and he said Lamar turned down his offer and will sign with the lakers tomorrow at noon.

  • JOE

    Odom better wise up and stop being so greedy. i know the NBA is about getting money but going down in history as the 50 best players. Tell him go get some endosements that would make up the lost for the 50mil his asking.

  • Colin Bizzle

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    we all wish this were tru haha

  • http://youtube.com/MvpGoesToKobe LakersNewDynasty08

    give me 1 good reason anyone would trust you…

  • John

    hey …would you guys quit making rude comments toward Lamar…dont piss him off..we NEED him…just blame the agent and the money-game…not L.O. himself..

    you are all fools who think we’ll be the number 1 title contenders next year, WITHOUT him…

    we NEED lamar. so you fools just shut up already w/your negative comments. this isn’t sun yue or Travis Madsen or something..it’s our bench-mob general …

  • LOL@u

    who the hells travis madsen?

  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

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    Freshh I’m back! :cool:

  • Robert

    LOL@u … they’re probably referring to some type of combination of Mark Madsen (the world’s worst basketball dancer – c.f., Lakers 3 peat of 2000s) and Travis Outlaw, whom I think one of the bloggers here suggested could come to the Lakers in a sign and trade (not!). Madsen is going to the …. Clippers, btw. Hope he doesn’t try to dance in the Lakers locker room.

    In any case, I can’t wait until all this speculation is over and we can enjoy our summer.

  • mel counts finger roll

    Cut bait with lamar and sign David Lee from the knicks. It is not wise to anger jerry buss. So long Lamar you made some poor choices.

  • Mike Penberthy

    with madsen back in la, im soon going to announce my nba comeback.
    thanks for the ring!

  • roscoe

    i think you guys are overreacting a bit, think until very recently we couldnt follow the signing process nearly this closely with twitter blogs and the internet and all. i dont think he needs to address us until sometghing actually happens.

  • LAKERS HEAVEN!!!!!!

    ALL YOU FOOLS! NEED TO GET A LIFE ALREADY. IF THE MAN SIGNS HE SIGNS AND IF NOT SCREW HIM. LIKE BIG DIESEL ONCE SAID ” IF HE AINT A LAKER I DONT LIKE HIM” ENJOY YOUR SUMMER YALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laker Power

    Haha.. “Mike Penberthy”

    I play ball with that guy right now, yet hasnt been there in a couple weeks. Here and there during pick up games and sometimes shows up on our team for our league games. Awesome guy and great player.

  • Pat Riley

    u guys can have him, he sucks like hell and is an egghead. doesnt show up for games and definitely not worth my money!

  • Lakers_The_Truth

    Fu-ck Odom, make your fu-cking mind. We are so tired of this drama. Dude you are not Kobe Bryant, so drama and excitement doesn’t belong to you. bi-tch!

  • lucid

    Still no news… this is starting to get irritating. I wish we had some sort of update. I could handle the answer either way. If he signs with us then GREAT. If not then ok. At least at that point we can move on. It’s the not knowing that kills me. :(

  • THELAKERSWON09

    LUKE WALTON IS THE MAN!

  • http://THELAKERSNATION.COM DAMUFORNIA310

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    HOW DO U KNOW THIS?

  • Inferno

    I want Odom to sign as well…I wanted Ariza to sign, but the truth is LO is a part time player at best…He played well about 1/3 of the time, granted when he was on we ALWAYS won, but if he doesn’t sign, the Buss and Kup will find someone as good and younger…

    There should be NO panic in Laker Nation.

    Go Lakers

  • 214Man

    The Lakess were Champions before LO and they’ll be champions after LO.

  • Inferno

    Just one more thing…Luke Walton is a totally UNDERRATED player…good ball skills, great passer, aware defender and sufficient shooter, he’s made the difference or provided a spark in countless tight games…any supposed Laker fan who doesn’t appreciate his skill set wasn’t a Laker fan in the 80’s…Rambis, AC Green, Mychal Thompson…all decent players who provided the stars with a change of pace and energy…Luke is the type of player teams need to win championships…

  • TrueFan1947

    Travis Madsen refers to a combination (pitifully untalented) of former Lakers Travis Knight and Mark Madsen…LOL!

    Lamar will probably end up a Laker, the team will probably 3-4 peat, everyone now compaining about LO’s “drama fetish” will forget all about it in the flush of several more Trophies, and Lamar will end his career with more fame and money than he would have been able to get from any other team. All this BS will just be a distant and foggy memory. Just my 2 cents’ worth.