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October 9, 2013 |
Former NBA player Lamar Odom pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a DUI charge stemming from his August arrest on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said. Richard Hutton, Odom's lawyer, entered the plea on Odom's behalf at the Van Nuys courthouse, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan. Odom, a former Laker and Clipper forward, was arrested Aug. 30 after he was spotted allegedly driving erratically on the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
April 9, 2012 |
Lamar Odom appears to be done playing for the Dallas Mavericks. According to multiple sources, the former two-time NBA champion with the Lakers will not play the rest of the season for the Mavericks, although he will not be waived by the team. Odom informed ESPN.com of the arrangement, which has been confirmed by various sources close to the Mavericks but hasn't been officially announced by the team. "The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team," Odom said in a statement to ESPN.com. "I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs' organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.
October 18, 2012 |
When Lamar Odom pulled up to Staples Center, he took a deep breath. He walked past the Lakers locker room, where he spent seven seasons and won two NBA championships. Then he walked into the Clippers locker room, where he began his career in 1999. It was a surreal experience for Odom who left Los Angeles in December after being dealt to Dallas. "I was having some moments of deja vu when I first got here," Odom said. "I was 19 years old, I'm 32, you know, it's an amazing place to play basketball.
July 11, 2013 |
Khloe Kardashian went into rant mode late Wednesday to alert all her Twitter followers about her husband Lamar Odom's lashing out at paparazzi. Los Angeles police said Thursday that Odom had reportedly been involved Wednesday in a battery and grand theft incident involving a paparazzo in Hollywood, according to L.A. Now. The incident was caught on video and showed the L.A. Clippers forward being questioned by a pap about a report that he...
May 7, 2009 |
Lamar Odom was back in the starting lineup, yet again, playing the role of the "human Swiss army knife," as a Lakers spokesman dubbed him. The most versatile member of the Lakers continued his on-again off-again relationship with the starters, joining them Wednesday in Game 2 after coming off the bench in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Andrew Bynum, who has been ineffective and foul prone, was demoted to reserve status.
August 1, 2009 |
It had taken all month for Lamar Odom and Mitch Kupchak to reach this point, with the free-agent forward and the Lakers' general manager sitting side by side at a news conference Friday. Odom agreed to return to the Lakers, but Kupchak noted that the contract negotiations "took many twists and turns." Odom called it "a tedious time." Still, Kupchak and Odom were finally together at the team's El Segundo training facility.
January 8, 2009 |
Lamar Odom was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee, leaving the Lakers even more short-handed in the near future. Odom did not play Wednesday against Golden State and was officially listed as day-to-day, though bones bruises can take extra time to heal, anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to . . . well, Coach Phil Jackson didn't really want to go there. "Have you ever had a bone bruise? It takes a while," he said. "It's a tough one.
June 28, 2012 |
While the Clippers closed in on acquiring Lamar Odom from the Dallas Mavericks in a deal for Mo Williams, they concluded Thursday night by making Turkish power forward Furkan Aldemir their second-round pick, and 53rd overall, in the NBA draft. Odom was the bigger story, and he would be the centerpiece in a proposed three-team trade that could be completed as early as Friday. If the trade goes ahead, Odom would come to the Clippers, Williams would go to the Jazz and Utah would send Dallas a trade exception, according to Clippers officials who were not authorized to speak publicly about the negotiations.
August 30, 2013 |
Lamar Odom's arrest Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence is the latest in a series of developments that have worried friends and former teammates and coaches of the veteran forward. “What is going on with my may @RealLamarOdom,” tweeted super fan Clipper Darrell. “he [sic] got arrested at 3:54am for DUI ..this is CRAZY!!! I LOVE YOU LO!!!” The Clippers, Odom's most recent team, declined to comment on his arrest after a California Highway Patrol officer allegedly spotted him driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.
May 29, 2009 |
Welcome back, Lamar Odom. . . . When the enigmatic Lakers forward is fully engaged, as he was Wednesday night, he is a pleasure to watch because he competes with a Magic Johnson-like joie de vivre. . . . When he's not, he doesn't. . . . Kobe: Doin' Decoy. . . . Chauncey Billups, wearing No. 7 in honor of John Elway, is the first Denver native to play for the Nuggets. . . .