Dwyane Wade tweets he's 'in LA to bring odom bac'
South Florida Sun Sentinel
The cyber courtship of Los Angeles Lakers free-agent Lamar Odom continues.
The latest pitch to bring the versatile forward back to the Miami Heat was posted overnight on the Twitter page of guard Dwyane Wade.
"I’m in LA to bring odom bac to miami with me lol lol lol. LA fans dnt get mad at me," Wade posted, continuing his tongue-in-cheek approach to the waiting game.
Wade and Odom played as Heat teammates in 2003-04 and have remained close, with Odom maintaining a South Florida residence.
Actually, Wade has been traveling in the midst of several marketing assignments, in the wake of his recent shift from Converse to Nike’s Jumpman brand.
While location likely has little to do with the process, Miami Heat President Pat Riley also has been spending time at his Los Angeles-area home.
Ultimately, the negotiations figure to come down to dollars-and-common-sense issues.
The Heat can offer no more than its mid-level salary-cap exception to Odom, which maxes out at about $35 million over five years. Odom, 30, can receive far more from the Lakers because he is the team’s own free agent. He is said to be seeking at least $10 million a season for at least four guaranteed years.