Will Lamar Odom Fulfill His Promise With L.A. Lakers?
In October, I appeared on a Montreal sports radio show to preview the 2007-08 NBA season. Matthew Ross, the host of Game Points, asked me to a name a player under pressure to produce. I picked Odom. The southpaw hasn’t been a bust, but he’s never fulfilled his promise, either. Not even close …
The AM Take: In October, I appeared on a
I remember his year in
The southpaw was brilliant. He did everything for
Odom has been steady as a Laker. But steady doesn’t cut it, especially when he possesses the skills to dominate. His coach, Phil Jackson, recently expressed concern about his mental approach:
"He plays with a certain air of freedom. There are times when he can’t let things go, when things don’t happen right for him,"
said. "Those are times when I’d like for him to relax and let it go. For the most part, I like his attitude on the floor." ( Jackson Times) Los Angeles
I don’t think Odom’s mindset is a problem. If the talented swing can raise his game, he’ll also raise
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