Lamar Odom Hopes to Redeem Himself on the Clippers

by July 03, 2012

Lamar Odom is excited about re-joining the Clip Show, and looks at it as an opportunity to redeem himself following a nightmarish season in Dallas. From the AP: “Odom formally joined the Clippers on Monday following a four-team trade last week, vowing to revitalize his career with a once-downtrodden franchise now on the verge of title contention. ‘It’s an opportunity to redeem myself and an opportunity to come home, and you can’t pass at that,’ said Odom, who will wear his old No. 7. ‘This city has been great to me, and I love being here. … This is my home. I grew up in New York, and I’m a New Yorker to the heart, but I’m so grateful to be able to wear these colors and represent the town. I’m lucky.’ […] ‘I feel like I’m 19 again,’ said Odom, who will turn 33 shortly after next season begins. ‘Hopefully I can turn the clock back on the court as well, do whatever I can to help the team win games and erase that last season I had. I wasn’t myself. I feel like I can help just by being myself. You all know what type of person I am and what I can bring to a ballclub. The same thing I did when I was winning championships is what I’m going to be doing for the Clippers now.’ Odom was thrilled when the Mavericks engineered a deal to send him back to the Clippers, who drafted him with the fourth overall pick in 1999. The Clippers gave up guard Mo Williams in the deal, but they share Odom’s confidence he can regain his form.”