Originally Posted by lakerfreak
Well thats the honest truth.
Its a matter of if he wants to contend for the championship again or not.He wants to keep as much money as he can especially in these tough times and Odom wants to get as much as he can, which isn't wrong also. they both have to reach some sort of compromise, and if not, Odom will have to settle for the MLE outside somewhere else which makes him a huge loser at that point, or he can retire with dignity, which also makes him a huge loser in millions of dollars.
can we win the championship WITHOUT Odom? possibly, yes.
can we backfill his role? possibly, yes.
can other players step up more meaningfully? absolutely (namely, Bynum)
just because you are rich does not mean you simply throw money around.