Call him crazy?
"I'm not quite sure I've seen an agreement that paid so generously in recent time in Europe," Lakers General Manager
But Farmar, 26, came back to the
Farmar left at least $10 million on the table to depart his Turkish club Anadolu Efes, according to a person familiar with the situation.
"I've been watching the Lakers since the moment I left," Farmar said. "I stayed up every night while I was overseas, till 2, 3, 4 in the morning watching games, just feeling that's where I belong. That's where I was the most comfortable. That was home for me."
Farmar sacrificed financially and so did the Lakers, who shelled out $500,000 to buy him out of his deal with Anadolu Efes.
Since winning two championships with the Lakers, Farmar averaged 9.9 points and 4.4 assists in two years with the New Jersey (now Brooklyn)
"I feel I'm a much better basketball player now than I was my first free agency," he said. "Coming in and being young, I dream of playing in a
The Lakers now have 11 players under contract with second-round pick
Farmar will wear No. 1 again for the Lakers. He also wore No. 5 for them.
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