NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom seeks to do the same and retire as a member of the team he considered home the most.Far removed from his playing days, the 37-year-old sixth NBA Man of the Year winner expressed his desire to sign a one-day ceremonial contract so he could officially retire as a member of the storied franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “That trade from the Lakers basically ended my career and purpose,” he told The Vertical. “I was never really myself ever again. Being in L.A., the structure, the people I knew, it hurt leaving.”Now completely sober, Odom is weighing in his options, revisiting an offer from the Lakers brass to serve as a player development coach, or suite up for Ice Cube’s upstart BIG3 league next year.“It would give me something to do,” Odom said on the possibility of joining the 3-on-3 tourney.  “That league is going to last. It’s not going anywhere, and more dudes will get down with it.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES PH top badminton bet looks to improve after first SEA Games stint Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul SPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe lanky lefty played seven seasons with the Lakers from 2004 to 2011 and was an instrumental piece in the team’s back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.Odom, who faced several drug-related issues since his exit from the league, also said his departure from LA caused his downward spiral. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lamar Odom  AP FILE PHOTOBoston Celtics legend Paul Pierce recently signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics and will have his jersey retired with the team at some point next season.READ: Celtics ink Paul Pierce to one-day contractADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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