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Old 12-09-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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How do you take his reaction to the trade?

is he being unproffesional or is he one of the few players in the league that actually cares about winning and is pissed because he sacrificed so much for the "team"
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Both. I'm partially on his side though because of Jim Buss' reputation.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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Lamar Odom's heart:

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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i think he's a loyal fool...

he could have twice the legacy he does and likely every year all star if he weren't content with a off the bench role with the lakers and 25 min play times as a 3rd wheel. sure rings and winning are nice but its a shame a player who has that type of talent doesn't get it utilized enough. if he goes to the right team he could average a triple double probably more than any player in the league....
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:47 PM   #5
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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i love lamar, but its highly unprofessional.

How many players get traded to teams they dont want to play for. they keep shut and play. your a millionaire, this is part of the deal
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #7
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It's normal for him to be sad. He would get over it in some days after the trade. Just be sure to include lots of candy in the deal.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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If the Lakers do end up keeping the same roster at least going into the season I expect their to be some bumps in the road but nothing extreme.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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L.O. is a freak when he's on, and let's be real, he hasn't had the opportunity to showcase how much he can do until he got to the Lakers. How many people remember he used to play for the Heat? As a lifelong Laker fan, I can understand how he feels slighted, cuz I didn't like the deal at all. L.O. is the kind of player who needs to be severely motivated to produce, i.e. KG's cheapshot elbow, so hopefully he responds in a positive way on the court.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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he needs to mature and grow up. heck chris paul showed up on camp and he should be more upset!
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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he needs to mature and grow up. heck chris paul showed up on camp and he should be more upset!

Lamar showed up to camp to. Those reports were false. He showed up but was taken out of practice early to talk to Mitch.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:38 PM   #12
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It doesn't look like he's leaving in the newest trade proposal.

However, while I feel for the guy as a human being, I can't feel sorry for him as a player. He can't possibly overlook the business aspect of the league. The same thing that afforded him the lifestyle he enjoys, the woman he married and the chance to live in luxury is the same thing that makes these kinds of life changing situations a harsh reality. He's been traded before... he knows how it works.

It can be argued that he's probably more upset about going to a potential bottom feeding, rebuilding team than anything. Sure, losing your "friends" and leaving the city you "love" is a blow... but, at the end of the day, he's likely going to be relegated to an awful team until his contract is up and that kills him.

It's one thing to be dismayed privately but it's another thing entirely to call in to Stephen A. Smith and put your broken heart on display to millions of listeners. When he's in a better mind state he'll be regretting that.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:52 PM   #13
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How do you take his reaction to the trade?

is he being unproffesional or is he one of the few players in the league that actually cares about winning and is pissed because he sacrificed so much for the "team"

Remind me again all the things Odom sacrificed to play for the best team, on the biggest stage, for more exposure, credit, and accomplishments of any other place he's played?
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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I like how he is passionate about being a Laker. I am a bit torn on this but I still tend to lean toward this being a business and that its nothing personal against Lamar. He seems to feel he has been betrayed, but it has nothing to do with betrayal. Its about teams doing what they feel is in the best interest of their team success. I cant blame him for feeling like this. It was a shocker for him and he was reacting the day that it happened. I think had this deal went through, he would have gotten over it. Time heals the wounds.
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