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Did Odom accidentally spill his plans?

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08:06 AM ET 09.13 | Lamar Odom hinted via a Twitter message intended for Pau Gasol that he might be open to playing overseas next season. "it's ya boy @RealLamarOdom !" Odom tweeted to Gasol. "My dude really want 2 talk 2 u! Really thinking about going 2 play in Europe after this season!" Odom has a two-year, $17-million contract remaining with the Lakers, but he only has one guaranteed season, in 2011-2012, worth $8.9 million. The Lakers have a $8.2-million option for the 2012-2013 campaign. Only $2.4 million of that option is guaranteed, meaning it's possible Odom could become a free agent in 2012. It remains unclear whether the Lakers would keep him, particularly after their unsuccessful bid to trade him this offseason to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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September 13, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Win one more before you hit the road, Bro.

September 13, 2011  10:00 AM ET

The fact that he's looking to run overseas tells me Khloe is not cutting it in bed. I mean why else will a married man with kids want out so bad?

September 13, 2011  10:30 AM ET

It's Ya Boy!!!!!!!!

September 13, 2011  10:32 AM ET
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She probably craves the rich European food...

is that a euphemism?

September 13, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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Now he has to wine and dine her in Europe.Hahahaha.

Gonna cost a ton of Euros to keep that tubby filled.

September 13, 2011  10:57 AM ET
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Gonna cost a ton of Euros to keep that tubby filled.

LOL. ouch.

September 13, 2011  12:12 PM ET

Sinking ship?

September 13, 2011  12:15 PM ET

Exploring his options. Maybe he feels that he can make more money over seas. Don't know if the Lakers will keep him when his contract expires for the type of money he wants. Usually, when American pro players consider playing for teams over seas it means the end of the end, Odom can be productive with other teams, the trade talk that took place over the early off season involved Kevin Love, a point guard and Minnesota's first round draft pick for Odom; who in their right mind would make that trade? Odom is a good player but that's asking a lot from Minnesota.

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September 13, 2011  12:42 PM ET
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Sinking ship?

Kobe is old and the Lakers are done. Now I know it's a tough pill to swallow but we live to see the gradual degradation of the Lakers empire. Now if they are smart they will trade him for a younger superstar on the come up. I'm talking Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. However if thet keep tinkering hoping Kobe somehow reverses nature they will be in the doldrums like the Knicks of the 2000's. Trade Kobe and trade him now. Just as you got rid of older Shaq for younger talent to complement Kobe, Mamba's time has come. Show him the exit!

September 13, 2011  06:05 PM ET
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You miss the point of the article. Odom is talking about going *next year* - or after he finishes his current contract with the Lakers.I bet that his wife has something to do with it. She probably craves the rich European food and wants to do some shopping and spend Lamar's money on some European fashions.

All that Wookie is craving is some Alpo....

September 13, 2011  10:46 PM ET
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Kobe is old and the Lakers are done. Now I know it's a tough pill to swallow but we live to see the gradual degradation of the Lakers empire. Now if they are smart they will trade him for a younger superstar on the come up. I'm talking Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. However if thet keep tinkering hoping Kobe somehow reverses nature they will be in the doldrums like the Knicks of the 2000's. Trade Kobe and trade him now. Just as you got rid of older Shaq for younger talent to complement Kobe, Mamba's time has come. Show him the exit!

How can people take you seriously with comments like this?

September 13, 2011  11:44 PM ET

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September 14, 2011  03:58 AM ET
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Kobe is old and the Lakers are done. Now I know it's a tough pill to swallow but we live to see the gradual degradation of the Lakers empire. Now if they are smart they will trade him for a younger superstar on the come up. I'm talking Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose. However if thet keep tinkering hoping Kobe somehow reverses nature they will be in the doldrums like the Knicks of the 2000's. Trade Kobe and trade him now. Just as you got rid of older Shaq for younger talent to complement Kobe, Mamba's time has come. Show him the exit!

Dude your an idIOT the lakes will never trade Kobe just bc a what hes done for the franchise, and personally i think hes got a few good years left in him bc hes still good, for a few years he's gunna be one a the best

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September 14, 2011  11:08 AM ET
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Hehehe, way to tell it like it is !This guy lostwill should rename himself "lostmind" because he says the craziest things and has a screw loose up there. He even says that the Heat should trade Lebron - as if that would ever happen at this time.

Haha he should think about considering that name change...thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard, why on earth wld the heat trade Lebron...i mean maybe in a couple a years but no time soon

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