Lakers still unsure about Odom's futu...

Lakers still unsure about Odom's future plans

There are 44 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Jul 7, 2009, titled Lakers still unsure about Odom's future plans. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Lamar Odom has given no indication of his future plans to the Lakers. Ron Artest is coming.

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Jerry Arthur Newcomb

Chatsworth, CA

#1 Jul 8, 2009
Lamar is most definatly the "X" factor.... We need him...
I suggest Koby and Phil both through some cash into the pot...
Just to insure that he returns... Magic did it way back when!
C'mom fellas anny up!

Julian, CA

#2 Jul 8, 2009
The lakers cannot afford to let Lamar leave. He is a special asset to this team!!! Come on Lakers,,,,lets stay together,OK?? Trevor will be highly missed..and Artest is a very good asset to the Lakers. He is really tough!!!...."LETS GO LAKERS"

Norwalk, CA

#3 Jul 8, 2009
dont worry guys, we have the asian magic johnson about to be unleashed on the nba. and he is an awesome player. USA HAD KOBE GUARDING HIM. 6'10" 265lb. and a defensive minded offensive threat. we are too deep to need odom back for more than 8m. a year. and we got a few roll players in the minors under contract. i just wish we could have got trevor back to relieve artest.
Business is Business

Diamond Bar, CA

#4 Jul 8, 2009
Lamar gotta do what's best for Lamar!
Where else can ya' get paid to play a kids game,
eat a kid's dream sugar sweet diet, buy the best toys and have rich, rich, rich, bb daddies to offer ya mo' mo' more money$!$! Ain't America Great!
joe grande

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 8, 2009
let him leave, he is not going to get a ring anywhere else. his inconsistant play does not deserve the $11 millio he made last year

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#6 Jul 8, 2009
If Ron Artest is willing to take a pay cut down to a sum of 6 million annually, then Odom should be willing to do the same. It's night like he's going to starve making less than 10 million a year.
i hate antonio v

Pasadena, CA

#7 Jul 8, 2009
ron artest is a loser big misstake the lakers made

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#8 Jul 8, 2009
odom for say three years 26 million or maybe tour years 32 million. barring any injuries he'll be able to solidify his status as one of the best six men in the history of the game. all the flak about his sweet toth and not living up to his potential...give me his inconsistency every day of the week over what we got from rad, sasha, cook, and a whole host of other lakers during his tenure that we paid too much for.

Zhaoqing, China

#9 Jul 8, 2009
go lakers!!!

Chula Vista, CA

#10 Jul 8, 2009
come back lamar!!!

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jul 8, 2009
To me, resigning Odom is HUGE! That guy is multi-talented & he is willing to give up the ball to make his team better. Shoot, they better find a way to keep him if they want to repeat. Artest just adds flava to the mix!

Cerritos, CA

#13 Jul 8, 2009
bring back lamar

Cerritos, CA

#14 Jul 8, 2009
the lakers need artest just because everyone else got bigger and stronger the lakers needed to mach the toughness

Pomona, CA

#15 Jul 8, 2009
Time is on the side of the Lakers. No news can mean at least the possibility of good news later. I am glad Lamar Odom set a figure and left it there without his agent talking too much. Hopefully both sides will make the necessary concessions to get a deal signed this week. Going to Portland would be a mistake, if Odom wants a second championship experience.

Anaheim, CA

#16 Jul 8, 2009
lamar should sign for the 8 million a year the lakers are throwing at him and then make the difference up in candy endorsements.

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Jul 8, 2009
It is imperative that the Lakers sign Odom. He is the glue that keeps this team together. Trevor WAS our "X" factor, now that falls on Lamar. He creates mis-matches, he covers for Fisher not being able to stay in front of his shadow, he rebounds, and scores when needed (not always when we want him to but no-one is perfect). Without him and his intagibles, we do not win another title in the next five years.

Pomona, CA

#18 Jul 8, 2009
Can Kobe win a championship without LAMAR?
Sef Long Beach Calif

Heber City, UT

#19 Jul 8, 2009
Odom we lov ya man stay in L.A.retire in your home the best in the west fot that matter the hole NBA .
SuperSonics Memories

Los Olivos, CA

#20 Jul 8, 2009
Laker fans... Mitch has the NBA minimum 13 guys signed up for a luxury cap staggering $84.6 mill., so he is finished, no more players, no more Lamar, etc...

The Lakes will pay $15 mill. in lux. cap fees. They are finished.

The roster is set.

El Segundo, CA

#21 Jul 8, 2009
I think the Lakers OWE it to Lamar to give him what he is asking. REASON: He accepted the role of being the 6th man and stepped up the game when needed. He was playing in a contract year, and only complained a little bit in the begining but then quiet down and just went to work and did a great job. To me being a loyal and coachable player is worth a lot of money these days in the NBA.

Lakers made three contracts that kill the Lakers. Sasha, Adam Morrison and Luke. That's $15 million for a bunch of chump players.

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