A bunch of new and interesting news came out tonight while Lamar Odom was at the Lakers Championship DVD screening.
The Video -
And here’s a small piece from the O.C. Register. Gives me a little more hope, than the above clip.
The Tweets -
From Ramona Shelburne’s Twitter account…
Odom said he’s still “hopeful” he’ll be back with the Lakers.
Odom: “It’s business. It takes a little bit of the fun out of the game, but it’s part of it.”
I joked, “When you said you’d take a pay cut, did you realize how big a pay cut it’d be?” He said, “Um, no.”
Some very interesting quotes coming from the mouth of our GM. What are your thoughts, Lakers Nation? Sound-off!
Inside The Lakers: Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said tonight he was “not as hopeful” of re-signing unrestricted free agent Lamar Odom “as I was Friday.” Asked why, Kupchak said, “It’s just a feeling you get. You have conversations with the player’s representative and, right now, I’m not sure we’re on the same page.”
Asked during halftime of the Lakers-Clippers summer league game, if he was the point of throwing up his hands in frustration, Kupchak said, “Perhaps.”
Kupchak said he had no further plans to talk with Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz.
“I understand it’s a process. I am surprised it’s taken us so long to get to this point.”
It’s believed the Lakers have offered Odom a deal of more than $8 million per season. It’s also believed that there are no other teams currently courting Odom, who made $11.4 million last season in the final year of a six-season deal he signed with Miami.