Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 2:30 pm  |  10 responses

Lamar Odom and His Finals Struggles

Foul trouble in Games 1 and 2 has rendered Lamar a complete non-factor in the series so far. The Press-Enterprise jotted down Odom’s thoughts on the struggles last night: ” In the first two games, Odom has totaled 36 minutes, eight points, nine rebounds, two assists — and 10 fouls. ‘If I’m out there, I’m going to produce,’ Odom said. ‘Plain and simple. I’d rather be out there and play bad than not have a shot.’ After Odom picked up his second foul with 56 seconds left in the first quarter, Coach Phil Jackson contemplated sending in a sub. ‘He got, bang, bang, two fouls immediately,’ Jackson said. Odom’s first two fouls were 25 seconds apart. ‘I turned to my crew and said, ‘Do you think he can play through this?’ Jackson said. ‘And as I was talking to them, he got his third foul. So obviously, he couldn’t play through that sequence. It really took him out of the ballgame. That’s a bit unfortunate for him. He’ll get a chance later on in this series to redeem himself.”‘

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  • http://Yahoo ShanShan

    Lamar needs to step up foul trouble or not. Gasol and Bynum are dominating. Lamar needs to get with the program for the Lakers to win in Boston.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevinwilson16 Kevin Wilson

    If Lamar Odom is playing well, the Lakers are nearly impossible to beat. If he’s suspect, so are the Lakers.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Foul Magnet?

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “He got, bang, bang, two fouls immediately” ?? Almost as confusing a qoute as Hedo’s “balls”.

  • Jesse Dunns Ghost

    Candy makes him hyperactive, thereofre he fouls a lot!! He needs to take a 5 Hour Energy before games, and not down a big box of Nerds..

  • dfortruth

    I guess that they heard all the complaints about Boston getting fouls in game one, and they made up for it with game two by giving the Lakers fouls. Kobe, Dereck, and Lamar.

    It seems as though the league will determine who will sin these finals. I’ve has enough.

  • Ronald

    @ShanShan: Yeah, Lamar needs to learn how to rebound and score while his ass is on the bench due to foul trouble.

  • Klav

    i would rather have Josh Powell play than LO at this point. at least he has heart and scraps. Lamar is too conceited and makes bad plays on both ends of the floor.

  • http://www.stuffwhitepeoplelike.com Tarzan Cooper

    All in the game

  • http://myspace.com/mcnarrative Kieran

    Biggest under achiever in the NBA.