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Lakers' Lamar Odom appears in Taco Bell Super Bowl ad

Lakers forward Lamar Odom had already bucked conventional wisdom last season, what with his claim that a good chunk of Now and Later, Skittles and Starburst Jelly beans served as a great breakfast fix before Games 5 and 6 of the Western Conference finals. While Dr. Daniel Amen(brain imaging specialist/psychiatrist/HUGE Lakers fan) reasoned that LO's candy eating habits fuels his on-court unpredictability, Odom threw out his own stat lines in Game 5 (19 points and 15 rebounds) and Game 6 (20 points, eight boards) as evidence that sweets, and not Wheaties, are the Breakfast of Champions.

Well, now we know what LO eats for lunch. He appeared alongside Charles Barkley in a Taco Bell ad during Super Bowl XLIV. And this wasn't the Drive-Thru diet they were touting. It was the NBA 5-Buck Box, featuring items such as a cheesy gordita crunch, burrito supreme, crunchy taco and cinnamon twists - you know, food you probably don't want gurgling in your stomach as you run up and down a basketball court. Then again, LO just became the eighth-fastest player in NBA history to notch 3,000 assists and 6,000 rebounds, a feat he apparently accomplished without following Jared's advice.

--Mark Medina

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LOL, Lamar pops into this commercial out of no where with his warm up suit on. Hmm odd but okay I guess. I still am not buying that nasty Taco Bell food.

Charles Barkely rapping a Dr. Sues like track for Taco Bell? The end of the world is nigh! LOL!

Thanx for posting this!! We could't have this in the italian broadcast, for obvious reasons (Taco Bell doesn't even exis here, either).

I always find sport people advertising junk food hilarious and fake (when playing still I mean): but in Lamar's case, I can actually believe he would eat that ;)

Lol ;)

btw, has anyone noticed the numbers Bosh has been putting up lately(36 and 11 last game)? I sure hope the Bosh for Bynum rumors have some truth to them. I know Buss wants to trim the payroll, but another title would greatly offset the spending for Bosh. Besides, we would have to throw in at least one other salary to make the deal, but we wouldn't miss Ammo and\or Sasha at all if they were gone.

Lame. Ok not lame ..but really lame.

" A box that rocks..
And 3 tube socks..
A flavor flav clock..
And fried pork chops..

Lol


At least LO got paid, don't know what Taco Bell was thinkin'.

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Go head LO!LOL

Javier,

"I still am not buying that nasty Taco Bell food."

I with you on that one dude. I got food poisoning twice from Taco Bell back in the 1980s and have never eaten there since, nor do I plan to ever again.

So after getting it once...........ahh forget it.

Melyne

Bosh is really playing good lately. I'm not bias because I am from Toronto. I think Toronto does not stand a chance to retain him, I can see a trade just don't know if it is with the Lakers.

LO florish with Pau Gasol. Before arrival Pau Gasol to L.A., LO was a simple role player, mediocre role player for me. Now, with Pau at the starting line up, LO is a supertar, a key piece for Lakers team. The same we can said for Kobe. I though Pau Gasol is the real superstar in this team. The player what run the triangle correctly and make better his teammates is Pau, not Kobe, not LO, not Fisher, nobody.

Lakerfan - they're just pointing out that if KB plays a complete game the way he's supposed to play, the last-second heroics would never be necessary.

Posted by: LA Guy | February 08, 2010 at 09:08 AM

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if FISHER won't morph himself in a highway con every game and let all the point guards in the league abuse him, or if he will make at least one more shot in the first 3 qt.'s or have at least ONE assist during games the team would not need 0.04 or his "clutch-ness" at the end of the games.

did i forgot: if fish will make a layup? amazing happens and

"the last-second heroics would never be necessary"

Im surprised LO did this commercial since Los Angeles Organization and Staples promote Jack in the box. lol! I liked the Lebron vs Dwight McDonalds commercial just because Dwight is so comical, he has a very warm smile.

RIZZO,

Fool me once...yeah, you're right, forget it.

jabate....

are you serious??? Pau better than Kobe?

Well that is your opinion and you are not too many who have the same.

Mamba there goes that man. Thanks always Larry.

All fast food is nasty. Taco Bell is less than most fast food joints, but if you're comparing it to "real" Mexican food, then yeah, it's awful. Anyways, the commercial was extremely lame, LO was the best part. I hope they paid Charles a lot because that spot is almost as bad as Magic's San Manuel commercial. That commercial is a total mystery to me.

Sir Charles as always, I am at your service.

Guys a new post is up

MM

Jeanette, nice name.

No, Pau is not better player than Kobe. I think Pau is better team player than Kobe, best for the triagle and better for the team and, I think, better for Phil too.

almost as bad as Magic's San Manuel commercial. That commercial is a total mystery to me.

Posted by: Mark G | February 08, 2010 at 10:16 AM

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Same here. Like, wth is Magic doing at a HOCKEY game???

Just curious, who took over as defensive coach/coordinator after Kurt left?


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