Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom frustrated by Chris Paul fiasco
“Maybe I’ll see you there,” Odom said, “but I doubt it. You don’t want to go to no place you’re not wanted. I’ll try to give them what they want as much as possible.”Odom also felt bad for his teammate.
“Imagine how Pau feels,” he said. “Pau came to the Lakers and played here for four years, went to the Finals and lost, won two NBA championships and then got swept [by Dallas]. Wow!
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The trade was shocking -even though Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom’s names had been in trade rumours for years.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Lakers cut ties with Gasol and Odom as part of a three-team deal to get superstar point guard Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets.
Or, so they thought.
The NBA owns the Hornets and nixed the trade for ‘basketball reasons’. The outcry was significant and all sides are still talking about reviving the deal.
This means Gasol, Odom, and Paul are in holding, waiting for the deal to go through again or get cancelled for good.
The shock will wear off. Whatever happens, Gasol, a four-time All-Star, and Odom, a former Sixth Man of the Year, must accept the team they won two championships with no longer wants them.
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