Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  32 responses

Lamar Odom Mad at Himself for Costly Rebound

L.O. and Laker fans had something in common last night. They were all upset that an opposing forward beat him to a board at the game’s most critical juncture, leading to a loss. The LA Times reports: “He failed to box out Kenyon Martin, allowing the Denver Nuggets’ forward to slip in for a tip-in with 11 seconds left in the Lakers’ 95-90 loss Sunday. ‘That’s twice this year,’ Odom muttered to a reporter as he ambled across the locker room 30 minutes later. Indeed, Odom allowed San Antonio forward Antonio McDyess to score with a similarly late tip-in two months ago. The Spurs mobbed McDyess, celebrating perhaps their biggest victory this season. The only action on the court at Sunday’s was Odom slinging the ball in frustration from one end to the other. Odom was mad at himself. He also hoped to get some help from Ron Artest, who was on the other side of Martin. ‘Me and Ron have been playing basketball all our life and we didn’t communicate on that last free throw,’ Odom said. “We were supposed to squeeze [Martin], know what I’m saying?’ Said Artest: ‘I guess [Martin] punked us. Or he cheated. One or the other.’”

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  • Yesse

    So am i, but first of all Gasol should have been the one boxing him out.

  • kudos

    Yeah but Lamar Odom has sucked all year. He is such a weak link on the Lakers, and they should trade his ass.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Royal

    Cosign Yesse

  • http://www.slamonline.com peter

    odom shouldn’t feel too bad, they wouldn’t have even been close without his big 3

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    kudos is craaazy. clearly

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Kudos, you’re comment was dumb as hell. You must’ve only watched a half of a Laker game this season to be saying saying something stupid like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    oops sorry didn’t mean to put saying twice

  • monkeyball

    C’mon, he’s only Sixth Man of the Year.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Pau is tissue soft….I’m sorry but that should’ve been his assignment…..I mean even if Phil were to tell him to take Galinari he should’ve argued it

  • Anthony

    kudos is right lamr odom is softer than shawn bradley

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    *anthony and kudos is craaazy. clearly

  • robb

    @kudos excuse me? are you stupid?

  • DNz15′s

    co-sign AIRS
    hes the 6th man of the year

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    whaddap DNz15!

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    Yeah it’s all Pau Gasols fault.

  • JL

    you don’t have to be a laker fan to know odom’s someone you want on your team. definitely as a sixth man he is the best!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    can some one get LO a tissue..Sound like he’s abour to shed some man tears. Oklahoma City is gonna have fun.

  • LT

    Learn how to man up and box out Lamar, at 6′ 10″ the rebound should be his automatic no matter who he’s blocking out, he gave up on the play. Eat more candy or something man please.

  • Shem

    Anyone that says lamar odom has sucked this year simply doesn’t watch basketball. He’s having one of his best seasons ever and he’s clearly going to win 6th man. The Lakers should have either made Pau box Martin out or have brought in Bynum and put Pau on the other side with Lamar Odom at the 3.

  • Tress

    If you don’t watch basketball, please don’t comment on basketball issues!

    anthony and kudos, yeah, I’m talking to you two!

  • Michael

    so you should son.

  • bashmo

    I’m pretty sure Kudos was being sarcastic people…if not, i dont know what to say. But If Bynum had been in the game, the lakers probably woulve won

  • kudos

    14pts 3assists 8 rebounds is good?? Jesus, You guys must not watch lakers ball. Lamar Odom is extremely inconsistent, doesn’t shoot well at the end of games, and chokes constantly. What’s there to like?

  • gani

    Didn’t Lamar win games against Dallas and Utah recently with his 3-point shooting? And 14-8-3 is good numbers for someone who comes off the bench.

  • jog

    he cant doo that every night he drop 18 next game he might not even put 10 hes not that great the only reason his NUMBERS R HIGHER CUZ BYNUM HURT

  • Clipperfan

    Kudos was OBVIOUSLY being sarcastic. He doesn’t suck, but he’s soft and inconsistent. Same Lamar that I used to cheer on as a Clipper. Brilliant one moment, dumb as hell the next. The man just doesn’t have heart, hunger and brain to match his body & athleticism.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    K-Mart got away with a little push (not a Lakers fan just being real) but even without it he probably gets the board. Gotta box out.

  • gani

    The problem with sarcasm is it can’t be read.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ Right… Your statement makes a lot of sense… Doesn’t it…

  • gani

    ^ My bad. The problem with using sarcasm on posts is that you won’t be able to know if one is being sarcastic.

  • http://www.acb.com A l a n

    nice to see so many people calling the back to back champion players soft. I wonder what they think about the rest of the teams. softer than a kid maybe??? if soft=rings, then it’s OK with me, Gasol is soft, Lamar is soft and Kobe is a teddy bear

  • Gabbie Bieber

    Okk. Lamar is amazing so @kudos idk what ur talking about he is better then any of you average people are or else he wouldn’t be in the NBA.<3