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So says the Laker big cheese, MAYBE, in a Tweet posted about an hour ago. (His exact words: "You'll find out tomorrow about lamar decision...") More tea leaves for people to read can be found in another Kobe Tweet of earlier this morning:
We have come a long ways, its amazing to see the team come together to help keep a member of the fam part of the fam.
OMG is he saying Lamar's about to re-sign?!? Umm... sure? No idea, actually. That last one could have been about Josh Powell, for all I know.
Update (3:30 p.m.): As commenter LakerUNLTD points out, this might not be Kobe's real Twitter feed. Fair point. It looks legit to me, but I'm easily confused and deceived. So... yeah. Make of it what you will. It's Sunday.
Moving on, here's some crap I read so you don't have to:
Broderick Turner of the Times continues his dogged pursuit to figure out the dollaz the Lakers offered to Lamar before the current snit erupted. Sounds like Lamar was given a choice. Behind Door Number One was $30 million over three years. Behind Door Number Two was $27 million over three, plus a fourth-year team option at $9 million that would pay Lamar a cool $3 million if unexercised. Behind Door Number Three was have fun winning 44 games in Miami.
Marc Stein reports that Lamar is taking the weekend to think things over. (Is he doing so while taking in the new Harry Potter movie? Maybe!) According to Stein, "[t]he expectation among rival teams is that the sides will eventually come to terms."
"I hope Portland or Miami gets Odom. Anything to get him out of LA." That's what an unnamed Western Conference GM told HoopsWorld. I assume that GM was not Mitch Kupchak.
Good news! Kobe heads to Asia this week on a six-city tour to help Nike move units and teach hoopage to some deserving youngsters. Better news! None of those six cities is Jakarta.
The New York Daily News tells of Ron Artest playing the NYC card in his recruitment of Lamar. Ron's apparently keeping his game sharp on an informal tour of the city's playground hoops meccas....
Saturday, Artest continued his tear on New York City's streetball circuit, playing the second half with the Queensbridge team. . . . Artest appeared in many of the city's streetball hotbeds earlier in the week and told Hoops in the Sun organizers that he'll return for their all-star game at Orchard Beach today.
Yeah, well - Ron and Kobe aren't the only ones doing exciting things this summer. For instance, I'm about to have a bowl of cereal... for lunch. I play by my own rules, baby!