>> Thursday, July 30, 2009
Lamar Odom is staying with the world champion Los Angles Lakers afterall. It was well known that the Miami Heat and gaurd Dwayne Wade were trying their best to lure away Odom back to the east coast. It appeared as if this deal was going to happen, but then Jerry Buss essentially offered Odom the same contract he had turned down earlier. Only this time, Odom agreed.
This is a smart play for both the Lakers and Lamar Odom. He knows the offense and plus he now has a ring to go with this up and down career. If he had went to Miami, he would have made the playoffs but probably wouldn't have sniffed a NBA Finals' appearance.
Resigning Odom, along with the signing of Ron Artest, makes the Lakers a strong favorite to repeat as champions next year. Can the Black Mamba along with this new crazy ass teammate lead the Lakers to their 6th championship of the century?