For the first time, Lamar Odom’s daughter has spoken about her perspective on his drug overdose and how she has dealt with her father’s addiction.
Destiny Odom, 18, said her first thought upon hearing her father was unconscious in the hospital after overdosing in a Las Vegas brothel was that he was going to die.
“It was a school night when I found out,” Destiny told People Magazine of the October 2015 incident. “We all thought that he was, that this was it for him and he was going to pass away. But, life is so crazy.”
Yes, we double-checked to make sure the tweet came from the real Woj’s account, not one of the countless imposters that turn up this time of year. Then again, some of the fake Woj Twitter accounts could come up with better trade scenarios for the Lakers than the one they reportedly agreed to Tuesday night.
Mozgov just finished the first season of a four-year, $64 million albatross of a contract, so this trade amounts to a significant salary dump for the Lakers, who are clearing cap room for potential trades and free-agent signings (see Paul George and, just maybe, LeBron James) the next two summers.
And by dealing Russell, the Lakers are probably confirming the inevitable: drafting UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick Thursday.
From the Brooklyn perspective, the Nets get a quality young asset in Russell for the price of one season of Lopez, whose contract expires in 2018, and a late first-round pick. Russell started 60 games for the Lakers last season while averaging 15.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.