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09:07 AM ET 06.30 | The Clippers had some trepidation about acquiring Lamar Odom because of his poor play in Dallas. But their fears were allayed after Coach Vinny Del Negro and President Andy Roeser met with Odom on Thursday at the team's practice facility in Playa Vista. "I know all the questions will be about Dallas and will I be a good fit with the Clippers," Odom said. "But [last season] was hard for me after all I went through off the court last summer -- the death of my cousin, the death of someone from a car accident I was involved in. For me, it was one too many things to deal with."

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June 30, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Welcome Back To LA, Bro.

June 30, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Don't mean to be insensitive but we all lose loved ones, acquaintances, etc and have to continue living life.

I think his demeanor and lack luster performance last season were more a product of being butt hurt! I hope he gets over the drama and gives his new team all he's capable of!

June 30, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Those people are still dead. What's going to be different this year?

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June 30, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Those people are still dead. What's going to be different this year?

Exactly!

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June 30, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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You're right. I shouldn't have bothered. You're hopeless. :)

And you're appreciated by, give me a minute...

No one! = ]

June 30, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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What up Eli ??????????????????

Mickster! Getting ready for an awesome Saturday in this foreign land. How about yourself?

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