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    Los Angeles Lakers Work Out Deal With Lamar Odom

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    The Los Angeles Lakers and Lamar Odom reached a deal that will bring Odom back to the Lakers for 3, maybe 4 years.  Odom is guaranteed $25 million over the first 3 years of the deal.  If the Lakers do not pick up Odom’s 4th year, there will be a $2 million buyout.  If the Lakers keep Odom for the 4th year of the deal, the Lakers will owe Odom $8 million for that season.  The 4th year is a team option that can be exercised or declined by the Lakers.

    Odom is excited to be back with the Lakers.  “I guess basket-ball wise, I feel complete.  I want to feel it again [the championship feeling]… It’s kind of an overwhelming feeling.  I get goose bumps when I think about it, and as long as I continue to play professional basketball, I want to always feel that.  That way I feel during the summer, I always want to feel that.  If we can win six, seven, eight, nine, 10 championships in a row, I want to experience that.”

    With Odom returning, the Lakers return the entire nucleus of their 2009 NBA Championship team (save for Trevor Ariza.  The Lakers compensated for the loss of Ariza by signing Ron Artest, so the Lakers are in great position to win a 2nd consecutive NBA Championship.

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