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More Lamar Odom news: Team USA's co-captain talks

September 2, 2010 |  6:32 pm


Again, wish I had more time to give this a Mark Medina-esque spin, but I'm kind of crushed with workload this evening. Just wanted to point out that Lakers forward Lamar Odom took some time Thursday to chat with beat writer Broderick Turner about Team USA and his role as co-captain.

The Big Versatile, as I like to call him (anybody dig that nickname? -- I'll never use it again in print if you do not), has been pressed into duty as the squad's starting center since most of the superstar big men are taking this summer off from the national team following a gold-medal performance two summers ago in Beijing.

His numbers haven't been spectacular, but as a senior statesman on the team he's taking his role as co-captain seriously. Hope you enjoy the article.

-- Dan Loumena

Photo: Lamar Odom looks to pass after Iran's defense collapses on him during a drive Wednesday. Credit: Ibrahim Usta / Associated Press