Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 4:30 pm  |  10 responses

Lamar Odom To Start For Suspended Ron Artest

There was speculation earlier today that Shannon Brown would start for the shorthanded Lakers in their pivotal Game 3 tonight, but word has surfaced that Lamar Odom, who was crowned NBA Sixth Man of the Year, will fill the hole. While Head Coach Phil Jackson is mum on the issue, Odom has said he will start. From the LA Times: “Lamar Odom, who practiced with the Lakers starting unit Thursday and at shoot-around Friday, said: ‘As far as I know I am [starting].’ Artest was suspended for one game by the NBA for his flagrant foul on Mavericks guard Jose Barea in Game 2 Wednesday.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Big ass line-up

  • El_Black_Mamba

    Lakers win BIG tonight book it!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Royal

    And the Lakers bench just went from a bag of piss to a massive pile of sh!t

  • tRay

    lol @Royal hopefully this brings some damn energy to the starting 5


    so right Royal. Jason terry would run wild tonight. barea oooh. Most important game of the season, let’s see how the defending 2 time champs respond.

  • cpdimez

    this is good for the lakers gives players a chance to step up of the bench

  • 1982

    @Royal, great point I didn’t even think about that. Who’s left? Shannon Brown, Steve Blake, Matt Barnes, Luke Walton, Caracter who got arrested, Joe Smith, Theo Ratliff? I’m probably missing a few, but this is going to be a long game for them.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    What actually happend with Shannon Brown?
    He was playing pretty good at the start of the year and then just dissapeared like in the DC.

  • Heals

    @Royal, I came ready to make a comment got 3 posts down and just had to wave the white flag. Nothing would compare…

  • buster

    lakers get sweeped 2011! heat nba 2011 champs!