Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 10:20 am  |  15 responses

Lakers and Clippers Reportedly Still Interested in Lamar Odom

Should Lamar Odom get his life together, an NBA job may be waiting for him. According to ESPN, the Clippers and Lakers continue to show interest in the veteran forward: “Sources said that the Clippers and Lakers — who both registered interest in signing Odom this past summer until his private life became a near-daily subject for the tabloid media — will have renewed interest in the 33-year-old if he indeed makes a comeback this season. Odom recently began training again with an eye toward making a return to the floor during the second half of the season, sources have said. Sources stressed, though, that neither the Clippers nor the Lakers have had recent contact with Odom beyond calls inquiring about his personal welfare. Odom has a positive history with both the Clippers and Lakers that sources say keeps the door open for a return as long as he can convince those teams he can get back into basketball shape and is committed to resurrecting his NBA career after a worrying string of headlines that included allegations of drug use and an August arrest on a DUI charge. Of course, because of the nature of Odom’s recent issues, sources say both teams would proceed ‘carefully’ in evaluating the former NBA Sixth Man Award winner, who made it clear during a difficult season with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011-12 that he feels most comfortable playing in L.A.”

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  • Anthony

    I’ve now lost even more respect for my game…if a kat can come off of a CRACK additction and get a contract in the NBA, then us mere mortals really have NO idea what it takes to make it in the league…smh

  • thebossman15

    it wasnt a crack addiction man, dont let tmz fool you, they start a whole bunch of stupid rumors to get ratings for that lame ass show

  • Anthony

    After actually thinking about it…. You’re right…that show is garbage journalism, no way should I have believed that crap! Hope L.O. get’s himself together.

  • patrick

    fhas he even been practicing every day?

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  • TR

    Do we know he wasnt on crack though?

  • The Mauve Avenger

    He could always run for office in Canada.

  • thebossman15

    I was watching KUWTK the other day and khloe was talking about how he goes into deep depression every now and then for the past couple years because of all the family members he has lost throughout his life(first son,parents etc..his cousin was shot right in front of him) and when he goes into this state he just isolates himself from society(except for Khloe and her brother Rob because they live with him) the whole crack situation seems like something tmz would add to get ratings for their show and their only justification is their “sources” who are more make believe than the tooth fairy.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    or DC

  • JML-G

    hope Clippers or Lakers pick him up forreal

  • Cortez Mack

    What about aliens? How do we know he was not with space aliens?

    …or Hitler?
    …or JFK?

    Nothing we cannot definitively rule out is fair game. Suspect everything!

  • TR

    I’m not saying its a guarantee he was on crack. And while TMZ has been wrong before, they’ve also been right. Crack just seems a bit too obligatory to pull out of thin air even for them.

  • dannyb

    Philly or Phoenix should scoop him up. He’ll help turn things around so they can go back to their strategy of tanking.

  • christianbullen

    The only thing positive with Lamar Odom are his drug tests..

  • brothasdontsurf

    Lamar just took time off to get his medical card and puff on some dank, as is normal in sunny Southern Cal. He’ll be back!