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Lakers' roundtable: Lamar Odom trade was a bad idea

December 11, 2011 |  5:13 pm

Instead of excitedly spouting off about championship expectations, Lakers players forlornly fielded questions about their recently traded friend and teammate at Sunday's media day.

Lamar Odom was gone and his purple-and-yellow jerseyed brothers were angry.

Said Kobe Bryant: "I don't like it."

Said Andrew Bynum: "It definitely breaks our team up."

It was a strange scene at the team's training facility in El Segundo as the players tried to make sense of a confusing week in which Chris Paul was traded to the Lakers, then the NBA killed the deal, then the Lakers traded Odom to Dallas in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft.

In the video above, L.A. Times reporters Mike Bresnahan, Mark Medina and Melissa Rohlin discuss the team's palpable discontentment with the week's bizarre happenings -- and try to piece together what will be the Lakers' next move.


Lamar Odom traded to the Dallas Mavericks

Lamar Odom's people skills will be his legacy

Kobe Bryant plans to see Albert Pujols play in Angels uniform

--Melissa Rohlin