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The "Sticky" Point in The Lamar Odom Bidding War

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This just in: It appears that contract negotiations between Lamar Odom, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Miami Heat have all reached a stalemate.  Our sources tell us that although Miami and L.A. are both extremely attractive places to live for the free agent, and that the money is relatively the same; we have just recently learned of one particular sticking point: a five-year supply of Skittles candy.

Our sources have confirmed that Odom did in fact place a phone call over the course of the past weekend to the home of Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss, where he outlined specific details, including his favorite Skittles flavors and the exact location that he would use for the storage of his candy supply, were he to in fact sign the latest contract offer.

It appears that Buss is reluctant to meet Odom’s latest demands, for fear of the potential for future lawsuits, should Odom come down with Type-2 Diabetes, as a result of his candy addiction.

When contacted, Miami Heat President Pat Riley only had this to say on the latest twist in the Odom contract negotiations: “Lamar has made it painfully clear to us that his heart is somewhere other than in Miami.  We were willing to go as far as to provide a five-year supply of fresh crab, but after several unsuccessful attempts to convince Lamar to come off of his Skittles demands…we have decided to consider other options at this point.”

Our sources tell us that Odom is now seriously considering a contract offer from the Philadelphia 76ers, for considerably less money, due to the club’s close proximity to Hershey, PA.

 It appears that Ed Stefanski,  General Manager of the 76ers, may have received an inside tip from a close friend of Odom, stating that Odom also has a secret addiction to Jolly Ranchers, which is a Hershey’s product.

The 76ers, in conjunction with the Hershey’s company have offered Odom a five-year contract in the amount of $10 million, and a LIFETIME supply of Jolly Ranchers. 

Although our sources feel that the Lakers will eventually win out in the Odom bidding war, it is worth noting that Odom was in fact visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World last night.

Our own Andy Craig reached out to Kobe Bryant via Twitter this morning, and Kobe responded with the following:

“If they actually offered LO Jolly Ranchers…iz a wrap!” Black Mamba 1

Stay tuned. We will have more on these latest developments, as they come in.  This could get a little sticky before it’s over; LITERALLY.

 

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