Odom wants to resign with the Lakers; agent does not

Interesting stuff from on the Odom situation

L.A. Times: Many in the Lakers’ organization believe that Odom wants to accept Buss’ offer — and so do those close to Odom — but he has failed to convince Jeff Schwartz, his agent. If the two sides do begin negotiating again, Lakers sources said Buss, if he’s willing to talk, will lower his offer to Odom.

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  • Bizdady

    Whos the boss here Odom?? Hes YOUR employee!!

  • http://myspace.com/3wyshes 3 wyshes

    Last time i checked the agent works for the Player. So if the Player is Happy with the offer. Hand him a pen and sign the damn contract. These guys need to take control I know the agent should do the negotiating but at some point the player should step in and say hey shut up and take your 10% before i end up like Ariza.

  • thabloody5th

    This story is BS and makes zero sense. If odom wanted to accept the offer he would of. lol come on now how could anyone believe this sh!t

  • Purple and Godl for Life

    wtf! this is crazy… who works for who here?

  • nicky

    ODOM, FIRE YOUR AGENT! PLEASE SIGN WITH THE LAKERS AND TAKE THE 36 MILLION FOUR 4 YEARS! MOST PEOPLE WOULD GIVE THERE RIGHT OR LEFT NUT FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY. Tell your agent he is screwing things up for you.

  • Myself

    I’ve told u people, that’s exactly why Ariza isn’t with Lakers anymore. Agents all they do is f*** up and the end the players end up playing in a team he doesn’t want to be with. Bizdady is right Odom is the boss and the agent is the employee. Schwartz all he wants is for Odom to go to a team that will pay him his 10 million so he get a bigger 10 percent. Odom, Laker fans want you back, just sign the contract and don’t regret go to a shi**y team like Portland or Miami.

  • thabloody5th

    Schwartz is clearly being used as a scapegoat

  • Deus_Ex

    Don’t these players understand that playing on a championship team with Kobe Bryant who is now the NBA’s most marketable star will bring them even more money in endorsements? Kobe is a cash magnet right now and the closer you are to him, the more you will benefit. The Lakers can pay me 100K a year just to sit on the bench and I’ll take that because dude this is the f****ng Lakers for crying out loud. Why would I wanna play for any other team?

  • xtro

    fire his azz lamar, sign it and let’s go get them ringz

  • Drake Hunter

    Last time I checked, Tony Danza was the boss!

  • lakaluva

    Odom is just trying to direct all teh hate coming out of LA at his agent, like Bynum did.

  • MKP

    Odom take the deal!! you are the boss. You dont want to go back to the Clippers be underpaid, be on a loosing team & shop @ the 99cent store??????

  • Trbo823

    Odom being a lil Bitch and letting his agent control him.

  • lainok

    at this point, why don’t the agents just suit up and play. because it looks like it’s just them running the show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=723641503 Dennis Flores

    Bynum showed his agent who’s the boss. He wanted to play for the Lakers and he basically told David Lee to shut the f@*# up, take your cut, and get the deal done. Learn from Ariza before it’s too late. Either way, we’ll roll with or without LO.

  • LKRFan

    Lamar please sign…we need you!!!

  • http://myspace.com/badlatinmutha JohnJohn

    You need to fire your greedy agent now. Before you end up with a crapy team like Ariza. Odom kept saying all along he would take less money. Then do it and keep your mouth shut.

  • ballsandword

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    they can pay me 1$ a year to play for them

  • shakobe

    Lamar the Schwartz is not with you .. fire that mofo and get a better agent…..

  • MKP

    we are in a recession take the deal we REALLY NEED YOU

  • HEY DUMBASSSES!!

    THAT’S WHAT ODOM SAYS TO THE MEDIA TO MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD
    I BET U HIS AGENT TOLD HIM TO BLAME HIM… THEN GET OFFERS FROM OTHER TEAMS $$$$$$$

    OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE IF ODOM REALLY WANTS TO RE-SIGN HE WOULD FIRE HIS AGEN FASTEST THAN NY MINUTE

    TRUST ME 98% OF PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS GO AFTER THE MONEY
    UNLESS THEY’RE 35 YRS OLD AND HAVENT WON A TITLE LIKE PJ BROWN OR MALONE (WHO DIDN’T WIN IT)

  • JROME

    WHATEVER HAPPENS “HAPPENS!”

    BUSS FAMILY KNOW WHAT THE “F” THERE DOING MORE THAN US!

    JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX>>>>>THIS IS HOLLYWOOD!

    BUSS PROBABLY ON THE SIDE BESIDES THE DEAL TO GET GASOL HERE PAID 5 MILLIONS CASH UNDER THE TABLE TO GET GASOL HERE FOR ALL I KNOW…

    TRUST BUSS HE AIN’t KNOW ONE TO “F” with!

    HE’LL SHIP YOUR ASS BACK TO WHAT EVER YOU CAME FROM LIKE WHAT HE DID TO SHAQ! FIRM BELIEVER OF THAT!

    L.A. IS THE PLACE TO BE AND EVERYONE IN THE WORLD KNOWS IT! FROM THE STREETS TO THE BEACH THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE ALL BALLERS WANNA BALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SO JUST CHILL>>>>!

  • kobe8

    I AGREE WITH WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING. THE AGENT WORKS FOR LAMAR, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

  • skew

    check and mate. lamar you had your chance at 9 mil now you gonna have to settle for 7.5 you loser. thats what happens when you act dumb. hope you learned your lesson. now fire your agent, sign that contract, and lets go get some rings!!!

  • Robert

    Alright, that’s enough. Let’s just get the whole thing over with now. Sign now, for whatever Buss offers you, OK? Don’t care whose fault it is. So what if you’re not one of the ‘top 3 free agents’ when this whole thing started. Shove your ego down the drain, tell your agent to shut the f*** up, and get it going, and let us ALL start having a good summer. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, LO — GET IT GOING, NOW!!!!!

  • http://thelakersnation.com/blog/ topher96

    This is totally unnecessary!!!!

  • lakertime

    Odom…man what is he and his agent both smoking?! If he really wanted that deal, he could’ve told his agent to **** off, represent his own self, and sign the offer that was there. If he really wanted to sign…he should’ve known to fire his agent for potentially causing him to lose an extra $4.5 mill to $7.5 mill (based on 3 yrs) just to continue to play with the reigning defending champs. Could that deal be put back on the table? Who knows…maybe. But as for now…he doesn’t have an offer. And now if he wants to come back to LA…he’s going have to beg and settle for less.

  • seanty

    because of LO’s gready agent he is going to end up playing for less money on a team that has no chance to win a championship. What a freaken idiot. He should take the three year 30m. he will only be 33 years old when it is up. Then he can go sign for the midlevel for another 3 years. See Ya LO. It was nice knowing you. Dont mess with Dr. Jerry Buss.

  • RJ

    If Odom wants to sign there then his agent should let him sign where odom is happy and thats with LAKERS

  • mastarockafella

    AGENTS ARE SCREWING OUR PLAYERS!!! FIRE YOUR F*CKN AGENT, LO! You want to be a Laker, now is the time.

  • Thomas

    Has he just had an epiphany or is he just stupid?? If he wanted to re-sign with the Lakers then he should have negotiated himself or found another agent. Needless to say; he’s probably coming back but it wont sit well with the front office

  • WatWudChickSay? (WWCS)

    Chil-lax, people. I am 99% sure this gets done.

    The 1% uncertainty comes from the fear that someone offers Lamar a bag of candy as well as the money he wants.

  • http://nigger.com lakers101

    WTF??????????????????? IS WRONG WITH THE AGENTS….THIS DAM BASTARDS……

    FIRE THAT AGENT AND FIRE ARIZA AGENT AS WELL DUMB IGNORANT MATHA FU$$$$$$$$$

  • xmxgambitx

    What am saying is this is all bull LO is just putting the blame on his agent let get David Lee forget LO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684346052 Zoom Kobe II

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    Shoot! I would give BOTH of them for money like that over a few years. Speaking of those, LO needs to pull ‘em out of his momma’s purse and sign on the dotted line. By “dotted line” I mean sign on the dotted line of a contract for a new agent. Once that is done, then sign on the dotted line that the Lakers put down.

  • gugy

    This story is BS.
    Odom if he really wants to continue be a Laker, he would already have decide that.
    My feeling is that Odom before the playoffs had already made his time in a pay-cut, but because of his good performance he became greedy.
    I believe the Lakers offer is very good one and Odom should be pleased with that. I hope he will come to his senses that his best option will be the Lakers.

  • Drake Hunter

    Jerry Buss gave Lamar a bridge to cross over into Lakerland but instead crossing over, he burned it! Now Buss is in Hawaii chillen and not really givin a F-U-C-K!

    I could care less. If he signs, he will sign. If he doesn’t we go in a different direction. As long as Kobe is in his prime and we still have Gasol, all is good. Not to mention Artest makes us that much better next season, we could just throw Josh Powell in as the backup for say 15-20 minutes a game and he’ll prolly score 6-8 points and grab 5 rebounds for us and that will still be ok.

    He proved he could play last year when he had to start a few games when Lamar went down. During the three-peat, the Lakers weren’t that deep and won championships with fillers because of Kobe, Shaq, Robert Horry, and fillers.

    Now we have Kobe, Gasol, Artest, Bynum, and fillers. Odom is sometimes spaced out when he plays anyways because he doesn’t try all the time and plays half a-s-s against the sorry teams!

    Now we have Ko

  • LAS VEGAS LAKER FAN

    ITS SCARRY NOW KNOWING THAT HE MIGHT STAY AND NOT PLAY GOOD CAUSE HES NOT HAPPY WITH THE MONEY HE WANTED ..IF HE HAS THIS ATTITUDE LET HIM GO AND USED THE MONEY WITH SOMEONE THAT ITS HAPPY TO PLAY WITH THE LAKERS..
    HE’S HAPPY WITH 1 RING LET HIM GO,WE NEED PLAYERS THAT WANT TO WIN AND PROBABLY FOR LESS MONEY, ADIOS AMIGO!!

  • ja

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    ding ding ding!!! we have a winner!

  • proemb

    If this report is true, Lamar Odumb probably signed a contract with this agent not realizing that he was granting the agent full authority over negotiations, no matter what. But even that still sound wrong. I mean, doesn’t the stinking agent work for Lamar? And couldn’t Odumb fire him at will?

    All I know is don’t mess with Dr. Buss. He has been more than fair in offering LO $10 mil per, eventhough he is bidding against himself. Portland doesn’t want him and everybody else has offered the MLE. If Odumb keeps this up, he will have no choice but to sign for the MLE without a chance at a ring. How Odom of him.

    I say try to work a sign-and-trade for some descent pieces. If not, run with the team you got and don’t pay so much Stern tax.

  • ray__498

    He will be back

  • ray__498

    Ric Bucher said that odom didnt reject the offer he said it wasnt true. Odom wants 4yrs not 3yr

  • EL10

    Ric Bucher is a tool. Same guy who said Kobe Bryant would never wear a Lakers jersey again in 2007 and who this summer in 2009 was totally left out by his “Laker sources” on the secret negotiations between the Lakers and Ron Artest.

    Eric Pincus, Chris Sheridan, Ramona Shelburne, all have said Lakers offered two options to Lamar. 3 years at $10 million and 4 years at $9 million. Odom’s agent didn’t respond for a whole week. That’s why Buss is angry. Not even a yes or no and I’d be mad too.

  • THELAKERSWON09

    Wow even if the agent doesn’t want lamar to sign…. lamar has the power and if he says he wants to come back to LA he would have signed… This story makes no sense.

  • http://57.amklac kobe,bi-curious?

    if your mvp would of taken a paycut FOR THE TEAM..none of this drama would be happening..lamarr hates the mamba..hates i say!!!

  • Ariza Who?

    Like others on this board, I don’t believe this story for one bit. Come on Odumb, you say that you are from NY, why don’t you have the balls to tell your agent to FCUK OFF! Or are you as dumb as Britney Spears who got brainwashed by her agent. If Odumb doesn’t come back to the Lakers, Odumb will vanish into obscurity just like Ariza will. Look at Artest, he wants to be a champion, to be on the most celebrated team in the NBA. He tried on multiple occassions to come to the Lakers and now he’s here. Rick Fox during his career got other offers but he took less money to stay with a champion squad. Right now Odumb is being a BIATCH, down on his knees, sucking his agent really hard, and swallowing it all.

  • http://BIGMONEYBASKETBALL.COM Lawrence

    Its your career! You are in the drivers seat!

  • Sopi

    full of bullshiiiiiit

    an nba agent can decide a player’s future? fuckinggg bull

    if you really want to be a laker, you freakin signed the paper already!! look at ron ron!!! stop playing with the lakers and the fans, just go away quitely, we dont need someone who doesnt want to be here

  • http://THELAKERSNATION.COM DAMUFORNIA310

    [Comment ID #79746 Will Be Quoted Here]
    I SEE IT, UR RIGHT……

  • Robert

    LO, when you reject the Lakers, you reject the fans as well. You reject us, and have no regard. You’re telling the Lakers Nation to F*** OFF. So you want to come back here? Prove it. If you do, we’ll forgive you. If you don’t resign soon, then we will know where you really stand, and we are done.

    Don’t underestimate the power of the Emperor, LO. He can sign anyone who wants to win a Championship. There are plenty of powerful players out there who will fit in just fine, and for MUCH less.

  • http://KB24.com rissa missa

    this is ridiculous! failed to convince his agent?!?!? WHAT?!?! it’s pretty clear that Lamar doesn’t want to play with the Lakers anymore. his agent is not suppose decide where he goes. if Lamar was that eager to stick around he would have ended this days ago.

  • Anon

    hahaha i bet its the other way around. Agent wants Odom to resign but Odom refuses.

  • pio2u

    FIRE THE SOB!!!

  • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

    i havee read all these comments and TLN is pretty mad at LO because

    1. they know he should have signed already

    2. they no that no other free agent out there can do what LO does (get a rebound and lead a fast break, pass etc)

    3. the chemistry of this team is vital…we know that the GOAT has trust issues with sorry players…..do u think kobe would give the ball to David Lee in crunch time?- hell no. (i would not)
    this team is great- (amazing with LO in the mix) and i’m mad like everyone else…but i want to see this guy back in LA,,,,,,

  • lex

    4get odam get carlos boozer put gasol at center boozer at power foward

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525479878 Geloman

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    Some people would even give up both nuts for that kind of money. If you don’t take the offer Lamar, you will forever be known as oDUMB!

  • lakers2000

    I was always told that excuses are like a55holes. Everyone has one! This is total b*llshit! I don’t think we could bring him back now because he will probably have a ‘tude. I am confidant that the FO will come up with a satisfactory solution to this problem. I hope this is not going to be a long summer. I can’t wait for basketball again. Let’s go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RonLakers85

    Hey it is what it is; If LO doesn’t want to be a Laker for 9 mil a yr. so be it. Phil, Kobe, Gasol, Dfish, Bynum and Artest will adjust and the triangle will keep rolling. Boozer might be in the mix or AI might decide to come off the bench for the landlord instead of the renters across the court. It doesn’t matter PURPLE and GOLD!

  • Deport Vujabitch

    Once a DUNCE
    always a DUNCE!

    What did you expect? This guy is one of the DUMBEST players in the league.

  • Portman

    stop with the carlos boozer thing! if we can’t pay odom, how do you expect them to pay for booze?! plus, i don’t want this team to be like 2004, this ain’t NBA LIVE people, superstar teams don’t work! as for schwartz, i’m gonna kill you, you greedy son of a btch!