Some people may have their doubts about Lamar joining the New York Knicks but star player Amar’e is welcoming him to the team with open arms, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Amar’e says he’s excited to play with the one-time Sixth Man of the Year award winner, and he hopes that with Lamar’s help, the team will win the 2015 championship!
Lamar Odom‘s chances of officially joining the New York Knicks this season are looking better than ever, and his potential fellow teammates are already welcoming him aboard! Amar’e Stoudemire, the Knicks’ center/power forward, is one of the first to speak out on the likely acquisition, telling HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that he hopes Lamar will be just what the team needs to take things to the next level!
Amare Stoudemire On Lamar Odom’s Knicks Signing: He’s Excited To Play With Lamar
We caught up with the 31-year-old veteran player at the Gordon Parks Awards at Cipriani in New York City on June 4, and asked him his thoughts on Lamar joining the Knicks, and whether the former Clippers star could help the team’s chances of winning the NBA title.
“He seems like a pretty cool guy, I hope he is able to train and make a good year,” Amar’e tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Amar’e and Lamar do have a shared history on the court — in 2004, the two basketball stars played on the USA Olympic team together. How cool would it be to see them reunite?
Lamar Odom’s Deal Is Contingent Upon His Success In Training Camp
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Lamar is a getting the chance of a lifetime to play in the NBA again, after his much-publicized alleged drug and alcohol issues and divorce from wife Khloe Kardashian.
Lamar got a second chance when the Knicks agreed to sign him in a surprising end-of-season deal in April. The deal’s structure included an option to bring the star back for the 2014-2015 season but that’s contingent upon how he performs in training camp come October.
So what do YOU think about all this, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Lamar will make a successful NBA comeback? Let us know!
— Eric Ray