Theo Ratliff Signs with the Lakers

Former Cowboy basketball great signed with the Lakers today making it the 9th NBA team he has played for. Ratliff signed a one-year contract for $1.35 million.

The 37-year-old Ratliff played for the Spurs and Bobcats last season seeing action in 49 games.

“I’ve had a long and very rewarding career, and joining a storied and legendary franchise such as the Lakers adds an even more special element,” Ratliff said in a statement released by the team. “I look forward to playing for Coach Jackson and with great players such as Kobe [Bryant], Derek [Fisher], Pau [Gasol], Lamar [Odom] Ron Artest, Andrew Bynum and all my other new teammates, and hopefully to helping the Lakers win a third straight championship.”