Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol come to Lakers practice amid trade rumors; Gasol stays, Odom leaves

Daily News sports columnist Vincent Bonsignore wrote this breaking item on Lakers Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol out of El Segundo, where the team is practicing. We are posting it so you’ll know the latest on the two players who are part of a rumored trade:

By Vincent Bonsignore, Daily News Staff Writer

EL SEGUNDO — Lamar Odom came to the Lakers training camp on Friday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, met with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and left shortly after.

Pau Gasol also came to the practice facility but did get out on the floor, one day after he and Odom appeared destined to be part of a three-way trade that would have brought point guard Chris Paul to the Lakers.

Gasol would have been shipped to Houston, which would have sent Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Dragic and a first-round draft pick, along with Odom, to New Orleans.

Within hours of the trade reportedly being agreed upon, NBA commissioner David Stern vetoed the deal Thursday.

In a statement released Friday, Stern said the “final responsibility for significant management decisions lies with the commissioner’s office in consultation with team chairman Jac Sperling.

The Lakers are suppoed to practice until 2 or 3 p.m., at which point the Lakers will be available to the media. Stay tuned as to whether Odom or Gasol have anything to say.

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‘The JV Show – Episode 1 – Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals Special’

On the night of the first Lakers-Celtics game in the 2010 NBA Finals, Daily News staff writer Jon Gold and Daily News sports columnist Vinnie Bonsignore start their new all-sports, all-the-time podcast, “The JV Show.”

To listen to today’s podcast, click the play button above, download this MP3, and look soon for a blog, RSS feed and iTunes listing devoted exclusively to “The JV Show.”

In this premiere episode, Jon and Vin debate whether or not Lakers-Celtics is the greatest sports rivalry of all time. They also discuss the L.A.-Boston matchups, whether Andrew Bynam is still a factor, and how not preparing for the Celtics can sink a team’s playoff hopes.

Jon and Vin also look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and what needs to happen to turn the team around.

They also talk about the perfect game that got away for Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga when umpire Jim Joyce declared a runner safe at first base and later admitted botching the call.


“The JV Show” is produced and engineered by Jon Gold and Steven Rosenberg. Theme music by Matt Evans.

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