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NBA title now awarded in early August

NBA title now awarded in early August

At least… according to the OC Register. Without Odom, the Lakers were still going to win the Western Conference and make the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season. Then they would be crash-test dummies for Eastern powers who have buffed up: Cleveland with Shaquille O'Neal, Boston with Rasheed Wallace, Orlando with Vince Carter and [...]

August 2, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Report: Odom to Resign with Lakers

Report: Odom to Resign with Lakers

Via ESPN.com: Free agent forward Lamar Odom will return to the Los Angeles Lakers, an NBA source said Thursday. One source with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com the four-year deal is worth $33 million if the Lakers exercise the final season. One source close to the process said Odom will come away with a [...]

July 30, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 23

Is Everyone Overrating Lamar Odom?

Is Everyone Overrating Lamar Odom?

We've heard/read/blogged about it all off-season. The Lakers need Lamar Odom to win another title. Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears is the latest to support this theory: “If he goes somewhere else, they’re vulnerable,” a Western Conference general manager said Wednesday. “With him, they’re the favorites.”Said one West advance scout: “I definitely would think it’s unanimous [...]

July 30, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 20

Vegas still likes the Lakers

Vegas still likes the Lakers

Saying Vegas doesn't know something about gambling is like saying Stephen Hawking doesn't know something about physics.  Not very likely, even when you think something is obviously wrong. But I can't help but argue with the men behind some of Vegas' biggest sports books… who currently have the Lakers installed as the favorites next year… [...]

July 28, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Big Man Swap, LA’s Reduced Offer to Odom

Big Man Swap, LA’s Reduced Offer to Odom

ESPN.com's Marc Stein says a Tyson Chandler for Emeka Okafor deal is in the works: Although Chandler ($11.7 million) and Okafor ($10.6) carry similar salaries for next season, New Orleans' apparent willingness to take on Okafor's contract — with four years remaining after next season — is a marked departure from the Hornets' recent cost-conscious [...]

July 27, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 12

Report: Odom Leaning Towards Heat

Report: Odom Leaning Towards Heat

Via Yahoo! Sports: Lamar Odom is leaning strongly toward accepting the Miami Heat's contract offer and leaving the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple sources with knowledge of the talks said. Odom has not reached a final decision, the sources said, but there is growing belief he will ultimately return to Heat unless the Lakers improve their [...]

July 25, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 12

Scalabrine, Odom, The King’s Weed & Celtics Dancers

Scalabrine, Odom, The King’s Weed & Celtics Dancers

Here's what's going on: Brian Scalabrine will not be part of any sign-and-trade with the Indianapolis Pacers. Indy Cornrows blogger Tom Lewis (citing a Pacers beat writer) broke this news to us last night during our Two Man Game show. Despite rumors that Marbury is leaning towards resigning with the Celtics, Marc Spears tweets that [...]

July 23, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 3

Rumor: Odom back to LA

Rumor: Odom back to LA

BlackSportsOnline has rumor: Odom will sign a 4 year 40 million dollar contract to stay with the champs. The change of heart came after Lamar reached out to Dr. Jerry Buss. The two of them had a close door meeting in Las Vegas yesterday where they were able to reach an agreement. The Lakers need [...]

July 22, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 19

The wild Lamar Odom saga continues

The wild Lamar Odom saga continues

I'm watching the Lamar Odom saga almost as closely as I'm watching for any Celtics news… mainly because getting him back keeps the Lakers as the top seed in the West, while losing him would knock them down a peg or two. But the latest whirl around hoops web takes us all over the place [...]

July 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

DWade recruiting Odom

DWade recruiting Odom

Dwyane Wade willed the Heat to a better performance last season than anyone expected.  Now he wants to go from playoff team to contender… and LaMar Odom is one of the missing pieces for him.  So he's going out and actively recruiting him. “I want Lamar to do what’s best for him and his family [...]

July 17, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7