Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  26 responses

Vinny Del Negro Wishes Lamar Odom Wasn’t Out of Shape

It’s no secret that Lamar Odom showed up in Clipper-land looking like he had eaten a few too many meals over the summer. Head coach Vinny Del Negro admits that the veteran forward needs to get himself in shape. Per the LA Times: “For Odom, weight and poor conditioning are issues. Del Negro said Odom’s knees are bothering him and that playing the 6-10 forward against the Jazz probably would have set him back. ‘He’s got to work through some conditioning things and some health things right now, which he’s doing,’ Del Negro said. ‘Yeah, I wish he was in a little bit better conditioning, and he wishes he was. But he’s just got to continue to work every day and I’m sure he’ll get there eventually.’”

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  • tigerJK

    Eating with the Kardashians…

  • Dutch Rich

    I see a spin-off in the making. “How to motivate Lamar Odom”. Co-starring Kanye West alternating as Trainer/Psychologist.
    Produced by Kim ‘When God hands you lemons and a cam-corder” Kardashian.

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  • Leslie

    Wasn’t that his problem in Dallas too? What has he been doing since leaving the Mavs and being picked up by the Clippers?

  • Sean B

    This dude is turning into a bonafide scrub right before our eyes.

  • Dymez

    I bet he thought his career was over, that’s why he wasn’t doing any off-season work. Then got surprised as HELL when the Clippers called.

  • Max

    What a joke this guy has turned into..

  • bike

    The Biggest Loser

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Lifestyles of the rich and famous, let ya know how crazy this game is

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    Aww hell naw! Some basketball heads gave him a pass last year because of his emotional summer and because he’s married to Jack Black, but he’s still chubby and winded after taking half of last season off?! I can see how guys like KD, Bron, and Pau may show up to camp feeling exhausted and sluggish after long playoff and olympic runs, but Lamar?! I get how it’s only the pre-season, but as far as I know, players get payed during the pre-season so there’s no excuse for this.

  • roscoe

    Out o’shape 2 years in a row is a statement that 1 ft is out d’door & 1 hand is on a cheeseburger.

  • justin05

    We should have seen it coming when he married into that family. I don’t think this dude cares about b-ball anymore, just status like his wife.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    makes sense hes such a scrub and that hes back with the Clips

  • spit hot fiyah

    Grant hill signing looks better by the minute

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    See what happens when you don’t have Kobe pushing you to unleash your inner beast — you settle for candy and pies with the wifey. I will personally call LO and talk him out of this funk. Book it!

  • Atlanta Zone 6

    Him and Khloe already wear the same shoe size….he might as well gain weight so they can share clothes.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDeahn RyanDeahn

    I thought this was his comeback year? I hope he doesn’t fade into the background, he’s to skilled to go out like this.

  • Comment_System

    eating Frankenberrie apparently.

  • Slick Ric

    For real…..after his debacle in dallas(whether it was plausible or not) you would think he’s focused and ready to prove some people wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tuotila1 Tuomas Uotila

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    2011: Top 42
    2012: Top 420


  • Marty Susman

    First off the Lake Show new what they were doing getting him out of L.A. From the day he married the “spot light” family of nothings he has not been the same person. The Timberwolves walked away form a sweet deal because they didn’t want the head case on their team. The Mav’s took a shot & got shot for it. Now the Clips are seeing why L.O. has declined to a scrub player at best. This is one time when the female behind the male has totally screwed up the male… L.O. will be in worse shape when she dumps him (And she will) & he winds up with no money & no ability to make more….

  • patrick

    Anybody else hope the Clippers cut Odom? What a disgrace he has become..first, quits on the Mavs last April..then is out of shape…

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  • Rainman

    Hey now… I wish i wasnt so outta shape too. You cant have everything you wish for tho

  • shutup

    He needs to stay way from eating that chubby puss and he would lose some weight real fast

  • LakeShow

    That’s one way of saying it.