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Because it’s September and there’s nothing else happening, here are some excerpts from an exclusive interview with Lamar Odom’s (alleged) drug dealer, via the gossip website Radar Online:

“In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it,” added the man, who spoke to us on the condition we obscured his face and voice.”
The dealer also provided evidence to corroborate his story, including photographic proof of his ties to the 33-year-old power forward.
When asked if he’d ever eye-witnessed Odom smoking or freebasing cocaine, the man recounted one instance when he said the E! reality star was higher than a kite.
“Specifically, I want to say [it was] February of 2013,” he said. “He was in New York. For other reasons, I don’t really want to give the specific location of the place … sounds weird that I want to keep a level of discretion at this point, but, he was in New York. He comes to New York a lot.”
Shockingly, the dealer claimed that cocaine spree actually took place before the Clippers’ 14-point win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 10.
Odom played 22 minutes in the subsequent game, scoring two points and snaring seven rebounds and five assists.
“I know it for a fact because I sold him the stuff and saw him smoke it,” the man said. ”He spent about 16 grand.”
“In one sitting?” Radar probed.
“More or less, yeah,” the dealer responded.
When quizzed what $16,000 would get Odom, the man flatly stated: “It gets you pretty f**ked up.”

The dealer would add:

“I do not know anything about these new developments about him using pills. I do not know anything about that. The cocaine he fancies.”
“I would say I have heard him snort before and him speak of snorting, but in all reality, I know for a fact that he smokes it.
“Not so much in the crack form, to my knowledge, but he freebases the coke. he smokes the cocaine. Absolutely.”

Lamar Odom, aka Freebased God, pictured here perusing a (#rare) Blockbuster Video and holding the William Friedkin movie KILLER JOE, seems to be having quite the tumultuous off-season.
But on the bright side—and we here at NBAO are not advocating heavy drug use—the coke bloated Shawn Kemp still managed to average a career-high 20.5 points when he was playing for Cleveland, while also fathering seven kids with six different women.
Stay posi and keep your problems off-court, Lamar.

Because it’s September and there’s nothing else happening, here are some excerpts from an exclusive interview with Lamar Odom’s (alleged) drug dealer, via the gossip website Radar Online:

“In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it,” added the man, who spoke to us on the condition we obscured his face and voice.”

The dealer also provided evidence to corroborate his story, including photographic proof of his ties to the 33-year-old power forward.

When asked if he’d ever eye-witnessed Odom smoking or freebasing cocaine, the man recounted one instance when he said the E! reality star was higher than a kite.

“Specifically, I want to say [it was] February of 2013,” he said. “He was in New York. For other reasons, I don’t really want to give the specific location of the place … sounds weird that I want to keep a level of discretion at this point, but, he was in New York. He comes to New York a lot.”

Shockingly, the dealer claimed that cocaine spree actually took place before the Clippers’ 14-point win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 10.

Odom played 22 minutes in the subsequent game, scoring two points and snaring seven rebounds and five assists.

“I know it for a fact because I sold him the stuff and saw him smoke it,” the man said. ”He spent about 16 grand.”

“In one sitting?” Radar probed.

“More or less, yeah,” the dealer responded.

When quizzed what $16,000 would get Odom, the man flatly stated: “It gets you pretty f**ked up.”

The dealer would add:

“I do not know anything about these new developments about him using pills. I do not know anything about that. The cocaine he fancies.”

“I would say I have heard him snort before and him speak of snorting, but in all reality, I know for a fact that he smokes it.

“Not so much in the crack form, to my knowledge, but he freebases the coke. he smokes the cocaine. Absolutely.”

Lamar Odom, aka Freebased God, pictured here perusing a (#rare) Blockbuster Video and holding the William Friedkin movie KILLER JOE, seems to be having quite the tumultuous off-season.

But on the bright side—and we here at NBAO are not advocating heavy drug use—the coke bloated Shawn Kemp still managed to average a career-high 20.5 points when he was playing for Cleveland, while also fathering seven kids with six different women.

Stay posi and keep your problems off-court, Lamar.

Kris Humphries and Lamar Odom square off in the year’s most epic jump ball. Moments like this are why the NBA will never adopt the possession arrow.

oakleyandallen:

H/T @treykerby

Clippers then…

Get Familiar feat. Chris Whitney, Lamar Odom, Jason Williams & Kevin Garnett

Lamar Odom, the Clippers 6th, 7th and 8th man this year. 
@Suga_Shane

Lamar Odom, the Clippers 6th, 7th and 8th man this year. 

@Suga_Shane

Candy stores in the greater Los Angeles area, this is your lucky day! Candy enthusiast and former Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers, in a four-team trade that will send Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz. In return, Dallas gets a trade exception (from Utah’s Mehmet Okur trade), while Houston gets a second-round pick from Utah, and sends cash to the Mavs.
Why was Houston involved at all? Because Daryl Morey is more addicted to trades than Odom is to Skittles.

Candy stores in the greater Los Angeles area, this is your lucky day! Candy enthusiast and former Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers, in a four-team trade that will send Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz. In return, Dallas gets a trade exception (from Utah’s Mehmet Okur trade), while Houston gets a second-round pick from Utah, and sends cash to the Mavs.

Why was Houston involved at all? Because Daryl Morey is more addicted to trades than Odom is to Skittles.

ESPN is reporting that the Lamar Odom experiment is over in Dallas. The two parties have reached an agreement that will send Odom on his way and the Mavericks will simply list him as inactive on the roster. 
Odom said: 

"I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship."

Lamar Odom is a special and unique snowflake who requires a certain level of treatment and care. The kind of care that any normal basketball coach is not going to give; only the Phil Jackson kind of care. Here’s to hoping that Odom is able to clear his head and find the basketball way, again. 

ESPN is reporting that the Lamar Odom experiment is over in Dallas. The two parties have reached an agreement that will send Odom on his way and the Mavericks will simply list him as inactive on the roster. 

Odom said: 

"I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship."

Lamar Odom is a special and unique snowflake who requires a certain level of treatment and care. The kind of care that any normal basketball coach is not going to give; only the Phil Jackson kind of care. Here’s to hoping that Odom is able to clear his head and find the basketball way, again. 

In Case You Missed It Last Night: Lamar Odom’s warm welcome at Staples Center 

Former Laker Rick Fox once said, “Los Angeles loves a role player.” Los Angeles will always have love in their heart for Lamar Odom, no where he’s playing. Unless, it’s in a Celtics jersey. 

Only in the wild west (Dallas) can you sit on the bench and have a few brews.

(full story via SBN)

Dirk Nowitzki at Mavericks’ Media Day with the trophy and Lamar Odom. 

(Source: Yahoo!)

Commissioner,

It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.

This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.

Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).

I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise….

Dan G.

— Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in an email to NBA Commissioner David Stern regarding the proposed trade that would send PG Chris Paul to the LA Lakers.

(Source: Yahoo!)

As a Lakers fan, well, perhaps, I should state, as a Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom fan, I was a bit weary of the Chris Paul trade. Yes, the addition of Paul would have added speed and athleticism to the aging Lakers roster, but at what cost? Yes, Gasol became Mr. Cellophane during the playoffs and Odom may have been distracted by the E! camera crew, but how exactly do you replace them? Gasol is/was the starting power forward and back up center while Odom was/is a jack of all trades and capable of playing at any position. Without Gasol & Odom, who starts at center when Andrew Bynum eventually gets injured during the season? Who’s the starting power forward? I felt the deal was like using a piece of gum to fill a hole in the sinking Titanic. 

As for the rest of the deal, the Rockets would’ve gotten a solid big man in Gasol to replace Yao Ming and the Hornets would’ve probably benefited from having Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, and some draft picks to help rebuild. 

Yet, David Stern canceled the deal and in a way, put a really awful and sour taste in my mouth. I’m struggling to understand what exactly the lock out and the subsequent agreement accomplished? 

If David Stern killed this trade because he didn’t want players to dictate where they wanted to be traded, that’s absolutely bonkers. So, Chris Paul will most likely play out the 2011-12 season as a Hornet and at the end of the season, he’s free to sign whenever he wants and the Hornets get nothing in return. With the deal, it helps the Hornets rebuilds. Stern might’ve been upset with the Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks saga of last season, but that traded benefited both teams. The Nuggets had a great playoff run last season and the Knicks became a good team. This sets an extremely bad precedent from the future of the NBA. If a couple of owners object to a trade, what’s going to stop David Stern from nixing it again? 

The NBA will never be the same again. 

“I guess that means I’m a Laker if the trade didn’t go through. I don’t know what to do for the Lakers. I’m even weirded out by the league doing what they did. I don’t know what to do. 
Imagine how Pau [Gasol] feels. Pau came to the Lakers and played here for four years, went to the Finals and lost, won two NBA championships and then got swept [by the Dallas Mavericks this year]. Wow! Imagine how he must feel. 
Man, I’m just in total disbelief about all of this. They don’t want my services, for whatever reason. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I was proud to be a Laker, so I’ll try to help them in the process as much as possible.”
- Lamar Odom on the current trade/non-trade situation between the Lakers & Hornets.

“I guess that means I’m a Laker if the trade didn’t go through. I don’t know what to do for the Lakers. I’m even weirded out by the league doing what they did. I don’t know what to do.

Imagine how Pau [Gasol] feels. Pau came to the Lakers and played here for four years, went to the Finals and lost, won two NBA championships and then got swept [by the Dallas Mavericks this year]. Wow! Imagine how he must feel.

Man, I’m just in total disbelief about all of this. They don’t want my services, for whatever reason. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I was proud to be a Laker, so I’ll try to help them in the process as much as possible.”

- Lamar Odom on the current trade/non-trade situation between the Lakers & Hornets.

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