Lamar Odom Signs with Lakers

Jimmy BryantContributor IJuly 30, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 11:  Lamar Odom #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic in Game Four of the 2009 NBA Finals on June 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Lakers sign Lamar Odom back, dismissing any chance of him going back to the Miami Heat. The re signing will once again make LA the favorite to win the West over Denver, San Antonio and Portland. Odom was a valuable sixth man last year for LA and is expected to remain in that role.