Apparently there's an end to this game after all...In observing the recent ebb and flow of all things Lamar Odom-related , it appears likely that an Odom-Lakers deal is imminent. According to AM830 Roger Lodge, Lamar Odom met with Dr. Buss in a room (as opposed to a hot tub) and will stay with the Lakers for 4 years/$40M. This isn't official, but news and opinions from around the league seem to coincide with this same likelihood. [Update] As recently as Wednesday, July 22, L.A. Times has confirmed that Buss and Odom have reopened negotiations and that things are looking very productive.
Furthermore, Luke Walton gave this assurance to people at a public tournament (for curly hair) he attended this past weekend:
LO will be a Laker. Trust me.It's Luuke. You'd be wise to trust. Or he'll make you trust...with his Jedi mind tricks.
To recap all the tension and strife between these back-and-forth negotiations with Lamar Odom and Jerry Buss, here's a parody video that gives us an in-depth look at just how fiery things got:
"Maybe if we wait it out, Odom will finally come down off this sugar high and quit being such a douche cake."
Fortunately for everyone, this game of Candy Land is finally drawing to a conclusion, and here in L.A., it's never too out of the question for everyone to get his equal share of the cake. Minus the douche.
The Fridge Is Cooling Tensions,
Jonathan Hernandez (Chick's Fridge)