Hurrah. The 09-10 Season Is Officially Perfunctory.

Celebrate good times, come on.

Nice work, Odom. Way to play hardball. Good job working yourself into single digit money as a fourth option on a team you won’t even be on the poster for. You can use that ring to prove to people you were actually on that team when they think you’re Ron Artest or Andrew Bynum. Good job, there. Maybe next time you can just spit on all of us and then kick yourself in the crotch and save us the hassle.

It’s at this point I’m forced to commend the guy for actually taking less money to play for a champion. It’s the best place for him, what with the recording studio and hot blondes and safe protective environment, plus his buddy Artest is there, plus he really did want to play for this team.

So everyone can be happy we can see the “beauty” of this Lakers team for another year. And sure, we lost a chance at something cool as hell in Wade-Odom, but in return we get to see the winningest franchise in the NBA win more games. Which is great. For them.

So just to review, every small market team is in the red so bad they’re trading franchise centers for shorter contracts and drafting players they know they won’t have to pay that much, while the largest market with a winning tradition in the league re-signs its best player for less than what he’s worth and adds another great player to the mix.

F*ck it, dude. Let’s go bowling.

Matt Moore

Matt Moore is a Senior NBA Blogger for's Eye on Basketball blog, weekend editor of Pro Basketball Talk on, and co-editor of Voice on the Floor. He lives in Kansas City due to an unbelievably complex set of circumstances and enjoys mid-90's pop rock, long walks on the beach and the novels of Tim Sandlin.