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The connection between Lamar Odom, Phil Jackson and Jerry Garcia

May 27, 2009 |  1:59 pm

Phil Jackson is known for his love of the Grateful Dead, who sang of the "Candyman" back in 1970.

Lamar Odom is the Lakers' "Candyman", as demonstrated in this ESPN segment.

Phil Jackson has always been a fan of what LO brings to the table.

And there you have it.  "Six Degrees of Kevin" meets "The Lakers" meets "Willy Wonka" (which naturally includes Sammy).  Those who figured the Dead are what united PJ and Luke Walton, jokes on you.

And FYI, Lamar was in no way playing up this habit for the camera crew. Dude loves him candy. Rare is the day when you don't see him chomping on something sugary.  Trevor Ariza is right.  LO's dentist must be a miracle worker.