Why Amar’e Stoudemire called Lamar Odom ‘lucky’
Can Lamar Odom’s 19 points and 19 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 128-107 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals be attributed to something as trivial as his uniform number, lucky No. 7?
Phoenix’s Amar’e Stoudemire seems to think so.
Odom barely batted an eyelash when told about Stoudemire’s claim after the Lakers finished practice.
"So be it," Odom said. "Hopefully I can have another lucky one."
HoopsVibe’s Call: The game behind the game is in full effect.
Instead of Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson making random references about the cowbells of Sacramento or the state of Arizona’s immigrations laws, the Phoenix Suns’ Amar’e Stoudemire surprisingly took a swipe at forward Lamar Odom.
The reason: Stoudemire knows Odom, specifically his length, presents problems for the Suns, so he’s trying to gain any possible edge against the man, Odom, who made cameos in Jadakiss videos and Entourage episodes.
We’ll see if STAT’s strategy pays dividends in game two on Wednesday evening.
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