Odom To Spurn Lakers, Rejoin Heat? Real Smart, Lamar

You don't deserve to be pictured in a Lakers uniform.

You don't deserve to be pictured in a Lakers uniform.

According to Wojo over at Yahoo! Sports (via Red’s Army), Lamar Odom is leaning towards rejecting the Lakers’ latest offer and rejoining the Heat. If this is true, then screw L.O. If he wants to stick it to Jerry Buss to his own detriment, fine. The Lakers will be alright with or without you, Candy Man. You cannot say the same.

Lamar, in my opinion there is no way in hell you’re going to win a championship in Miami. Aerosmith had a song, what was it called? I remember now — “Dream On.” Put it in your stereo and rock out, because right now you’re dreaming if you think things will work out in the MIA. Even with the lack of a state tax, you will make less money per year. Additionally, you won’t be seen as the X-factor for a championship team; you’ll be seen as an underachiever on a second-tier squad. Have fun getting a big re-up when you have your player option in three years with that rep.

Odom is seriously one of the biggest babies I have ever seen. He should be kissing the rings of Dr. Buss, not telling the Lakers owner to kiss his ass. For a player as inconsistent as Odom, no matter how talented he might be, the Lakers’ offer is more than fair. In fact, it exceeds market value, obviously. Otherwise he’d be playing in Charlotte, Memphis, Portland or Toronto, and getting lots cake to do so. Just like the Trevor Ariza situation, it’s not the Lakers’ fault Odom and his agent have overestimated his value.

This is also a huge eff you to L.A. basketball fans, who have embraced Odom despite his inconsistencies and off-the-court issues since he was drafted by the Clippers.

Besides, if Bynum is healthy and Artest stays out of major trouble, I think the Lakers will be better than last year sans Ariza and Odom, should he bolt. Keep in mind that the Lakers also have Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown, and I expect both to continue to improve, especially Morrison.

If Odom goes to the Heat, it will be the biggest mistake of his young life. Instead of having a chance to threepeat with Kobe and Co. and going down as the 21st century James Worthy, he’ll likely end up the 21st century Derrick Coleman on a lesser ball club. He also will be nowhere near as appreciated by the fans. But, hey, Florida has no state tax and he’ll really show Dr. Buss. When the Heat get eliminated in round two and the Lakers repeat, Dr. Buss is going to be so jealous! I can see his face turning beat red right now.

Grow up, Lamar Odom. Get an effing clue.

Topics: Jerry Buss, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

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  • Godwin

    Mr. Karrem

    Thank you for Lamar Odom. I can see you are being ignorant about both the Lakers and the Heat. I have two points here

    a) The Heat, with Odom, Boozer and possibly AI, we can and we will win the East next year. Remenber, we are now an 8-9 man deep roster with O’Neal, Beasley, Chalmers and Cook. Boston, as good as they are are not deep at all with the potential to lose both Powe and Davis. Orlando will have no frontcourt defence, especially if Lewis, Carter and Nelson is their starting line up.And although we cannot match Cleveland’s duo with LeBron and Shaq, Wade and Boozer will not be matched either.

    b)you , Mr. Karreem hope that bynum will be healthy and Artest will stay out of trouble. Good Luck with that. Meanwhile the Lakers are vulnerable not only to the Spurs,but also the Blazers, Nuggets and Mavericks. Plus neither Kobe or Gasol has been severly injured the past two years. That luck might run outthis year. Then you would need to lean on Farmar, the “Machine, Luke Walton, Josh Powell and Mbenga. And Morrison.

    I laugh as I write this because although your starters are good your bench is the worst in the league. Good Luck repeating.

    Sincerly
    the heat fan, Gwin

  • KAREEM! YOUR FAULT TOO

    I BLAME YOU TOO KAREEM! YOU HELPED FEED THE STUPID RUMORS THAT PROBABLY SET BACK NEGOTIATIONS WITH LAMAR AND THE LAKERS. THINK ABOUT IT! IT MADE JERRY BUS MORE CONSERVATIVE WITH HIS F’IN OFFER BCUZ HE WAS LOOKING LIKE HE GAVE IN TO LAMAR’S ABSURD REQUEST. YOU AND THE NON CREDIBLE BSO ARE PARTIALLY TO BLAME. YOU BLEW YOUR LOAD TOO SOON AND IMPACTED THE SITUATION. THANKS ALOT!

  • kareemabduladam

    There is nothing wrong with reporting something classified as a “rumor.” There is a difference between a “rumor” and “news.” Also, we had nothing to do with Jerry Buss and Odom and the actual negotiations.

  • Bubbles

    I’m not even a Laker fan (Sonics fan but now rooting for the Blazers just because it’s the closest team to us). But the Heat beating the Lakers with Lamar odom on their team? Lakers DO NOT need LO to repeat. There’s no doubt it makes them a much stronger team with LO, but they don’t NEED him to repeat. Bynum will show up just like he did in the beginning of the season before injury. and the Lakers having the worst bench? take a good look around the league and tell me again who has the worst bench.

  • Bobby Drake

    The dude that wrote sounds like a girl that just got dumped. I wouldn’t be surprised if he cried while he wrote this. If Lamar does leave, this is further proof that no one wants to play with Kobe. I hope the author of this article was just as tough on kobe when he threw his “I don’t wanna play in L.A trade me!” fit. He probably wasn’t because as a majority of laker fans tend to do they can’t ever get their mouths off of kobes penis long enough to utter a bad statement about him.

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  • ricky martinez

    WE ALREADY BEAT THE LAKERS LAST YEAR BACK IN THE MIA.WITH LAMAR ODOM BACK HOME IN THE MIA AND ADDING CARLOS BOOZER ALONG WITH THE LEADING SCORER IN THE NBA AND OLYMPICS MR.D-WADE THAT IS MIAMI WILL WIN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • Fake_Black Mamba

    Heat can barely draw 10000 fans a night. LA is the place to be.

  • laadlabakdaas

    LO is a LOSER
    He thinks he can low ball the Lakers front office. Wait till you get punked in the playoffs in 1st or 2nd round of eastern conference after which Wade will happily leave for New York or LA or Chicago and you will be left to tread water as just another one ring coattail.

    if you are that smart and if you really think Wade wants you there ask him to first sign the extension. There is no way heat can win a championship next year unless they add a prolific center like gasol, dwight howard or duncan

  • lakejoe

    Isn’t this only a rumor too??? That he’s leaning on signing with the Heat?

    Maybe this is what Bynum needs to step up this year.
    L.O. has overvalued himself, and we Laker overestimated his intelligence, obviously.(unless he signs with the Lakers for more $$ and endorsements than Miami can offer, of course)

  • http://scattermall.com/scattermallsports/ Sports Scatter

    While rather vulgar and emotionally reactional, this article is essentially correct.

    The Miami Heat had a much better team when it had Butler and Odom than it will have now if it signs Odom. It wasn’t a championship type team then and it certainly won’t be now, though perhaps a couple more lottery picks could get them deep in the playoffs before Odom’s big physical decline kicks in around 2012-2013.

    The Lakers are probably a slightly more talented team in 2009-2010, even if Odom leaves. Clearly character will be a bigger test than physical matchups in 2010, as the Lakers would have by far the most talented team in the NBA.

    One caveat, however, is that in allowing Turiaf to go last year and failing to persue another PF in the event Odom leaves this year, the Lakers have no viable front court presence off the bench (sorry Powell, Mbenga). Unless some kind of miracle happens with one of their two PF/C rookies getting tryouts off the rookie league team, or they find a veteran scrapheap inside pounder to sign, they may have to give up one of their talented young guards during the season in order to get an inside presence off the bench.

  • Fake_Black Mamba

    im getting tired of odom. he is not the person i thought he was. he says he wants to retire a lakers and he is willing to take less money to do so. well Buss made a very good offer the first time……..he rejects it. he is a liar. he might as well go to miami. he thinks d-wade and odom can actually get anywhere in the east? what a fool if he actually thinks that!

  • Max

    I’d like to know what the real offers are from the Lakers and the Heat. It sounds like the Heat offer is still lower even after taxes. As far as not winning another championship, it doesn’t seem like Odom cares since he already has one.

  • Mr E

    As A Laker fan I’d like LO to return but I feel after being one of the reasons they won the championship, they “give” him a 35-40% pay cut. Sure Bynum and Arrest look good now, but have they come thru when it counts? And the big question nobody answers, what are they going to do with the money they take from Odom’s check?! HINT: poor ol’ Kobe!! To give his wife another ring so he can go out nights?

  • mel counts banks it in

    The offer is current market value. My home was worth double a few years ago, no one will give that amount to me , only the current market value.

  • lakejoe

    I want guys taht want to be here.Ron Ron has all the hunger we need for the current Lakers to repeat.
    He wants it as bad as Kobe did this year. If LO can’t figure it out, then why be concerned? Evidently 1 ring was enough. He is loved in Lakerland..He wants to be worshipped.Good luck with that. Let me know in a few years how that team that traded you away really loves you and how stupid you feel.