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Lamar Odom will reportedly sign with Knicks

Lamar OdomPhil Jackson could be on the verge of making his first roster move since taking over as president of the New York Knicks, and it involves a familiar face. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Lamar Odom is expected to sign with the Knicks this week.

By signing Odom before the 2013-2014 season officially ends, the Knicks would be able to make the second year of his contract and non-guaranteed year. Of course, that would really be the first year he is with the team. It would also allow Odom, who has not appeared in an NBA game in a year, to begin working with the Knicks immediately.

Odom will turn 35 next season. He is still recovering from a back injury that cut his basketball career in Spain short earlier this year.

Sources told Stein that the Knicks are banking on Jackson being able to steer Odom’s career and life in the right direction. We all know the rumors that have surrounded Odom’s personal life over the last year. We also know how highly he thinks of Jackson and how depressed he was when Jackson retired and the Lakers traded him. If Odom is unable to revive his career in Jackson’s familiar triangle offense, he probably won’t get a shot anywhere else.

Lamar Odom reportedly had sit-down meeting with Phil Jackson

Lamar-Odom-Phil-JacksonPhil Jackson is looking to recreate his triangle offense with the New York Knicks by bringing in the right personnel next year. Lamar Odom, who played for Jackson with the Los Angeles Lakers for five seasons, is very familiar with that scheme. Is that why Jackson and Odom reportedly had a sit-down meeting last week?

According to the NY Post, Jackson met with Odom during halftime of last Wednesday’s Knicks-Nets game. There has already been speculation that Metta World Peace could return to New York next season now that Jackson is in charge. Both he and Odom are familiar with Jackson’s offense and could provide veteran leadership.

Odom will turn 35 next season. He was unable to find work in the NBA last season after an absolute mess of an offseason and had his stint in Spain cut short by injury. It’s tough to imagine Odom making any type of serious contribution on the court next season.

It’s also possible that Odom and Jackson were meeting as friends. Back when Jackson retired, various reports indicated that the downfall of Odom’s career was a result of Jackson stepping down. Odom has reportedly looked up to Jackson as a father figure, so it would not be a surprise if Jackson was simply meeting with him for more personal reasons. I’m sure the Zen Master has better advice than Bruce Jenner.

Lamar Odom wants to make it work with Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom Khloe KardashianKhloe Kardashian officially filed for divorce from Lamar Odom more than three months ago, but the former NBA star is not willing to give up on their relationship just yet. During a recent interview with In Touch Weekly, Odom was open about wanting to save his marriage.

“I want to make it work with Khloe,” Odom said. “I’m going to see Khloe. I’m going to see her soon.”

Odom had been attempting to get his career back on track in Spain, but he was ruled unfit to play due to a back injury and his contract has expired. He said he has been focusing on “getting better,” and a source reportedly told In Touch that Khloe may be starting to soften after listening to his pleas.

“He confessed his feelings and cried his heart out to her on the phone,” a family insider said. “She’d been avoiding his texts and calls for weeks, but when she heard him pleading with her to take him back, she melted.”

That report corresponds with another report from Hollywood Life, which indicated that Khloe is not ready to get back with Lamar right now but could be persuaded in time.

“They are not getting back together, but never say never,” a source close to Kardashian reportedly said. ”If he really changed she would take him back. Lamar was the love of her life. But Khloe doesn’t believe he’s really changed and he did too much damage for her to sign up for that again.”

Khloe supposedly still checks in on Odom to see how he is doing as they go through their divorce. We haven’t heard any reports about her rebounding with rap stars or MLB players in a while, so that should be a good sign for Lamar. It’s Hollywood — you never know what could happen.

Report: Lamar Odom’s drug dealers linked to Khloe Kardashian jewelry theft

Khloe Kardashian Lamar OdomPolice are currently investigating a theft that took place at the California home once shared by Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. Kardashian says the thieves made off with roughly $250,000 worth of jewelry, and TMZ is reporting that Odom may have something to do with it.

Sources reportedly told TMZ that Odom’s drug dealers could be linked to the crime. Odom supposedly had a habit of not paying his tab when he was using drugs on a regular basis, and he was said to have been more than $50,000 in the hole with multiple dealers back in September.

Odom left for Spain last month to begin his career with Laboral Vitoria, and TMZ has been told he owed tens of thousands of dollars to his drug dealers when he left. He had reportedly been receiving text messages prior to his departure that threatened his safety and warned him his home would be broken into in order to square up.

Police said there was no sign of forced entry into the home, which makes the story even more interesting. Another TMZ source claimed one of Odom’s dealers had connections to someone who worked at his and Khloe’s house, which could have given them access to the property. We’ll have to wait and see what police come up with.

Lamar Odom to play for Spanish team Laboral Vitoria

Lamar Odom ClippersLamar Odom may be taking his talents to Spain.

According to a report, Odom is in contract talks with Spanish club Laboral Vitoria. ESPN’s Marc Stein says Odom has a deal in principle to play the rest of the season with the team.

Odom played last season with the Los Angeles Clippers and many reports indicated he would likely sign with them again this season, but that never materialized.

Odom, 34, played 19.7 minutes per game last season. Reports of alleged drug abuse followed him all summer.

Eurobasket’s David Pick appeared to be first to report the signing.

Lamar Odom’s daughter Destiny happy about divorce

Lamar Odom Khloe KardashianA divorce is often a devastating life event for children, but that wasn’t the case for Lamar Odom’s daughter when it came to her father’s split with Khloe Kardashian.

Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar last week after four years of marriage. Lamar’s daughter, Destiny, seems to be happy about the breakup.

When asked a question about the relationship by a fan, Destiny responded on her Ask.fm page, “No one thought they were going to last, so honestly, who cares.”

Asked if she thinks they will reconcile, she responded: “I don’t want it to happen anyways. I have him all to myself now!”

Destiny, 15, also laughed when asked if she would still be cool with Khloe, her stepmother.

Destiny is one of two children Lamar had with ex-wife Liza Morales. Lamar and Khloe do not have any children together.

Sure, Khloe isn’t Destiny’s real mom, but after Khloe was in her life for over four years, you figure she might have some warmer feelings towards her. Apparently that’s not the case.

Khloe Kardashian reportedly filing for divorce from Lamar Odom

Khloe-Kardashian-Lamar-Odom-trophyIt has long been assumed that it is only a matter of time before Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian officially split. According to TMZ, Khloe was expected to file for divorce on Friday.

An incredibly strange freestyle rap video that Odom recorded last month was said to have finally pushed Khloe over the edge. Odom was shirtless in that video rapping about stuff like “being on the DL” when Khloe is out of town — whatever that means.

Last we heard, Khloe’s stepfather Bruce Jenner was mentoring Odom and the 34-year-old was positioning himself for a return to the NBA. When rumors were flying about Lamar and Khloe being separated back in October, Odom tried to put them to rest by flashing his wedding ring for the paparazzi.

According to TMZ, Khloe stopped wearing her ring after the freestyle rap video hit the internet. Odom was also not in attendance for the Kim Kardashian-Kanye West proposal, but he claimed that was by choice. Whether Khloe files for divorce on Friday or not, a split seems inevitable.