Sunday, July 25th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  13 responses

Lamar Odom Squashes Beef With Matt Barnes

It seems like it was only yesterday that Lamar Odom was referring to Matt Barnes as “a monkey.” Now, only a few months later, the two are teammates and all is good between them. Dave McM reports: “Lamar Odom isn’t wasting any time clearing the air between him and Matt Barnes, who will be officially introduced as the Lakers latest free agent signing Tuesday. ‘He’s a teammate now,’ Odom said while in Las Vegas for USA Basketball training camp on Saturday. ‘That was an on-the-court issue and he has a Lakers jersey on now, so it will be no big thing.’… ‘Our organization does a great job of filling guys in, but Luke, he would be missed in the locker room and on the court,’ Odom said. ‘Maybe the addition of Matt Barnes helped out a little bit.’”

Truth is, is all good between LO and Matt? Doesn’t really sound like Lamar is hyped to play with Barnes.

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  • Iain_i20

    Candyman is truth

  • http://www.basketlive.it Basket Live

    Go guysss… go Lakers!!!

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    Lamar being a bigger man and welcoming Barnes to the Lakers. Good job L.O

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Haha, I forgot about the “monkey” comment.

  • unrel

    don’t read too far into it SLAM.. LO never sounds hyped..

  • T-Money

    Well, that certainly was not a ringing endorsement. But seriously, if Brown comes back.. Matt Barnes may be their 9th or even 10th man (behing Blake, Odom, Brown, Sasha).

  • Brett

    Its funny, when he signed I never really thought to my self until you posted that T-Money..

    LA are soo loaded its not funny..

  • total scrotal implosion

    Pass the peace pipe

  • Jacob (from Australia)

    How exactly should he sound ‘hyped’?
    “Oh, Matt Barnes is coming! We’re saved, guaranteed to win everything this year. Woooooooo, I got Wheaties!” Barnes will be just another role player who gets sporadic playing time and Odom will have to be friendly with him. It’s a no story.

  • al

    dear MR matt barnes,
    please work on inbounding ball fakes,
    love kobe

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    T-money, I seriously doubt that barnes plays behind brown, and you have got to be kidding me if he pays behind vujacic.

  • SWIFTboy

    In the very same quote that L.O. calls him a ‘monkey’ he also says it is an inside joke and that Barnes is a ‘cool dude’ as well as a bunch of other praise. My point being that there was never really any beef to squash.

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