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Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

Posted on: November 25, 2011 12:48 am
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Posted by Royce Young

A team combining the talents of Deron Williams and Lamar Odom would definitely be a fun one to watch. Too bad you'd have to move to Turkey in order to see it.

According to ESPN.com, but first reported by Turkish outlet NTV Spor, Odom has signed with Besiktas, which of course is the team Williams is currently with in Turkey. Odom's deal includes an NBA opt-out, and he should be in Turkey as early as next week, provided a new collective bargaining agreement isn't struck before then.

There were rumblings this week that Besiktas had made Odom an offer and were in discussions. Now, it appears he's accepted it.

According to the report, Odom will earn more than $2 million if he spends the rest of the seaso with Besiktas. Final details aren't known yet though.

Besiktas has been targeting a number of NBA players to team with Williams. Names that have been reported as having interest were Brook Lopez, Kevin Love, Nene, Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng and Marcin Gortat. And that's just recently. Besiktas flirted with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Zach Randolph, Tyson Chandler, Andrew Bynum and Chris Kaman at different points of the year since the lockout started.

Odom, who is 32, is set to earn $17 million over the next two years with the Lakers. And that doesn't include what he makes from being a reality TV star, of course. Important note from the ESPN report: "Despite the fact that his wife, Khloe Kardashian, has Armenian roots, Odom's reality show with Kardashian airs in Turkey and is said to be popular there." Phew, am I right?

There certainly hasn't been quite the exodus to Europe most thought would happen when the lockout started, but if anyone is taking the most advantage, it's Besiktas. Williams didn't just sign, but is playing and playing well for the team and adding Odom really cranks the team's profile a bit. Not to mention their ability.
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Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:17 am
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

Bro.  You goto get over these old things, now if you were living in that time-period different story.  You are here, living in your generation.  Stop being so offended by the past, especially when it is the entertainment business.  People getting offended by this and Kobe's deal need to grow up a bit. 

We are no longer living in the past.  The world has changed, are you going to start seeing it, instead of being another cliche prejudice person about everything?



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 2:16 am
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

Bro.  You goto get over these old things, now if you were living in that time-period different story.  You are here, living in your generation.  Stop being so offended by the past, especially when it is the entertainment business.  People getting offended by this and Kobe's deal need to grow up a bit. 

We are no longer living in the past.  The world has changed, are you going to start seeing it, instead of being another cliche prejudice person about everything?



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 12:59 am
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

radioclash if he were offerd a big contract in Germany, should he not take it because of what they did to the Jewish? Should he even play in the NBA? Don't forget that for four hundred years his people were slaves for the white man here in the United States.
 Times change, people change. He shouldn't play anywhere if you are going to base these decisions on past crimes to mankind.




Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

it is appalling and disgusting that mr. odom has signed with a turkish team. this is an affront to the ancestry and culture of the ancestors of his wife's biological father. hundreds of thousands of armenians were slaughtered in turkey in the early 20t century by the ancestors of the current residents of turkey. if this has the blessing of his wife's family, this is more proof that this so-called family only cares about money. i hope mr. odom isn't allowed to come back to the nba with the end of the lockout.




Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

only slightly more so than california 



Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:17 am
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

NBA strikes a agreement just when he goes there, can he take Derek Fisher to?



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

You have never been to Istanbul - the old Constantinople has more culture to offer than most other cities in the world.



Since: Oct 5, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 11:32 am
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

Good luck with that Lamar cause you'll need it, Turkey is a 3rd world sh*t-hole and they hate black people with a passion



Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 11:27 am
 

Report: Lamar Odom signs with Besiktas

Having to live and sleep with that thing, I'm surprised he wasn't the first player to sign in Europe.  That's a heavy ball and chain.


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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 11:26 am
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