I loved this Piece on Lamar's thinking- do you agree?
I do understand the Odom perspective. Lamar is thinking: ( LA Times Reporter) The Lakers gave Andrew Bynum $52 mil and they offer me just 28? A klunk like Anderson Varejao gets 50 mil and I'm worth 28? Sheesh, the Lakers gave Vladimir Radmanovic $30 mil, more than my 28, and he's now in Charlotte or the mayor of Kazakhstan, replacing Borat, I forget which. Even my friend Luke Walton, who needs to lock himself in a gym to learn how to shoot, did better than me, getting 30 million Buss dollars. Here I play four positions, sometimes all five, I bail Bynum out night after night in the playoffs, we win the title, and this is how they treat me? What am I, chopped liver? All true, perhaps, except for this: You already made 60 mil on your LAST Laker contract, L.O, and how much was the preceding contract in Miami worth, I forget? $90 million? C'mon, L.O., you're already richer than Rockefeller. $28 mil ain't peanuts. At the 10-year mark of your career, it should really be about winning and leaving your mark, not just accumulating Benjamins.
Asked By: conundrum - 7/15/2009
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The answer is simple...pay him. Because of the dollar amount and the high profile nature of sports it is often forgot that we live in a society and culture in which none of us would settle for getting less than we are worth for a job. Regardless of previous contracts, all that you stated in the first paragraph is... More
Answered By: Contact - 7/15/2009
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LMAO Lamar rules
Answered By: Raza (Nuggets Rule!) - 7/15/2009
Somewhat I agree with him, although it is pretty absurd to say all that in public, to a newspaper. He is worth more than Bynum, Varajeo, Radmanovic, and Walton (not combined). He knows it. The Lakers know it. But there are some parts of a team in which you may really need, you mat not need, or you may just want it.
Answered By: #1 Magic Fan! (Sĸ22™) - 7/15/2009
Lol tht was funny Still i think he is worth more than the lakers can give him Odom is their 3rd or 4th best player,and if anderson varejao gets 50mil.........
Answered By: The Chosen One - 7/15/2009
Exactly. He should just run to Cleveland. He'll get enough respect here in Ohio. :)
Answered By: It's Peanut Butter Jelly Tim - 7/15/2009
HAHAHA I agree!!! I think sometimes athletes get way to greedy. Its like after they make their first 20million they lose all sense of reality with money and think that anything less then 60million ain't gonna feed they family or something HAHAHA please man. Sometimes I wish they could grasp reality... More
Answered By: Kallie - 7/15/2009
Who are we to say how much a player should make? One thing is for sure if anyone on that team other than Kobe, and Gasol is making more than Odom then there is a problem. I hope Odom stays he is a hard person to replace.
Answered By: Hay Maker - 7/15/2009
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