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Video caption contest: Describe Lamar Odom's dunk against New Orleans

The points meant very little in what amounted to a relatively easy 103-88 Lakers victory Wednesday over the New Orleans Hornets. But the sequence itself epitomized how the Lakers' offensive execution and fun demeanor represented a complete identity change from the team's previous three-game losing streak.

With the Lakers leading by 15 points with 4:46 remaining in the game, forward Lamar Odom picked up a loose ball at half court, led the break and capped it with a play that would make Magic Johnson proud. Odom wrapped the ball around his back, lofted the ball up off the rim and followed the missed shot with a left-handed slam dunk.

"It's funny that a play like that happens in New Orleans," Odom told The Times' Mike Bresnahan after scoring a career-high 24 points as a reserve, a role he gracefully accepted in favor of Andrew Bynum making his first start this season. "Basketball is almost like jazz. You make one move, take it to another move, but you never know which way it's going."

Bresnahan reported that Coach Phil Jackson wasn't thrilled with the move. Try telling that to the New Orleans fans, who seemed to appreciate it despite seeing the home team embarrassed. Try telling that to media members such as The Times' T.J. Simers, who described Odom's play as a "knee-slapper as well as spectacular."

And try telling that to Odom, who countered Jackson's displeasure to Bresnahan by saying, "He's never impressed with what I do."

Now it's your turn to share your comments. The best ones will be featured in a post on Friday.

-- Mark Medina

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LO is playing the best of his career! With a healthy and prepped Drew, we are going to be tracking down the 3-Peat!

Ha check out the #14 N.O player, he plays defense like Gasol.

PJ's never impressed with what LO does?


I really hope that's not true.

Ha check out the #14 N.O player, he plays defense like Gasol.
Posted by: Magia32 | December 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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LMAO!!!! Stop that!!!!!!

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LAMAR ODOM ALL-STAR GAME OR BUST – NO LO ALL-STAR NO PEACE !! BANDWAGON
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*Time and time again, Jerry West read critiques of Lamar Odom's play and became more
agitated with the commentary. "He's one of the most underappreciated players on
this Laker team," West said. "When I see the press get on him for not scoring, that's not
who Lamar Odom is." James Worthy looks at Odom's 14.9 points on 58.5% shooting
(fifth-best shooting percentage in the league) and 10.8 rebounds (eighth best in the league)
a game and concludes his experience in the 2010 FIBA World Championships increased
his aggressiveness. "I really think Lamar Odom has wanted to be an All-Star and to be
recognized as an All-Star," Worthy said. "I think this year is a good chance for him by playing
overseas Internationally, coming back in great shape and having a great start, I think the voters
will think heavily about him."
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(01) HTJ - OWNER - But on a happier note, how about that Lamar? Finally playing ball like
we'd hoped 5 years ago. 16.6/11.4/3.6/1stl. Sounds like an all-star line to me. And that's a
bandwagon you can throw me on. LO - All Star Game or Bust!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – CO/OWNER- Alright - can someone please explain why
I'm not the owner, driver and manager of the Lamar for ASG and 6th Man of the Year
bandwagons?? What's a girl gotta do to get a post about LO read around here? I've been on that
bandwagon since he BECAME a Laker. Geez...
(03) MAMBA24 – DRIVER - Keep on Ballin LO you'll get there!
(04) 63 FOOTER – RIDING SHOTGUN - LAMAR ODOM ALL-STAR OR BUST BANDWAGON - hey,
I've been riding that little red wagon for a long time. But now, with the Worlds, I think more people
will take a look at him, and maybe the All-Star coach'll reward his efforts.
(05) JEFE101 - As far as Odom's All-Star Quest goes, "Get out of my way Saturn!"
(06) CYBERCOSMIX - L.O. all-star bandwagon: Absolutely L.O. should/will be an all-star! The Lakers should match the 4 all-star count of the '98 team (Shaq/Eddie/Nick/Kobe). How about Kobe/Pau/Drew/L.O. in 2011! Not only will L.O be an all-star, but 6th Man of the Year!!!!!
(07) DON’T BLAME DEL HARRIS - Lamar Odom. All-Star. Nuff said.
(08) PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL - Now - just watch LO. Watch him with the starters, watch him with the bench. He's leading, he's running, he's decisive and excited. If LO is happy and able to play to his natural skills and persona, I think the team is happy. There's a lot of good that come's with team chemistry.... While D-Fish is still my #1 fave, LO is gaining momentum. And I certainly wouldn't have said that 3 years ago. But then again after D-Fish, I love the whole team and would have a hard time ranking all of them. Funny how that happens
(09) MAGIC PHIL-
(10) LAKESHOWINPHX - L.O. will be the next laker to get a triple double. all is good in LAKERDOM!
(11) KB2FOE - I feel like I'm on an episode of the classic tv show Wagon Train! L.O. all star? GIDDY UP!!
(12) LAKERFANINCOWTOWN - LO deserves his due - He's an all star this year or the voters need their heads checked!
(13) D(EREK) J(ETER)
(14) ROSS - LO was FIBA great & shows signs of keeping it up! If he does he will be an all star & also win the sixth man
(15) LROB - Yep I'm down with the Lamar All-Star bandwagon. We've been waiting for this LO for a long time. Now that LO's polished up his act and showed he's got the knack He's ready for the Big Time...so says fellow New Yorker Rick James: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbWqX8cdnfk
(16) LAKERJ - After PLG's post I'm on the banwagon. LO=All-Star.
(17) MCLYNE - Please add me to the LO allstar bus as well
(18) NEWMEXICOLL - Without LaMar on our team we wouldn't be the great team that we are, or have been. He's SO unselfish, and just think the stats he would have if he wouldn't have deferred all those years. The Gold Medal has given him so much confidence and it really shows. Always been an LO lover!!!
(19) JACKIE - Lamar would be entertaining in the allstar game. He has good playground moves we never get to see
(20) EDWIN GUECO - am one of harshest critic of LO in the past but this year I have all praises on Lamar except for the Denver game. He rebounds, facilitates, shoots, slashes and a semblance of defense in the post. He is most qualified - more than an All Star. He should be part of the Olympic team in 2012.
(21) GINDC(AKA GDUB) - liked what both JWs had to say about LO...he definitely should get serious consideration for the AS team based on his play thus far...and Shannon as well.
(22) YELLOW FEVER - actually i change my mind... sorry lamar... big game james also contributed to many of our rings so wouldnt be fair to him...therefore i change my vote and i now defer to big game james..
(23) NOOB TUBER - yellow, i defer my vote to you …
(24) OUCHHHHH - 65 days, 65 votes for LO put me on the band-wagon @ #24
(25) ROCKY - There is no doubt that Lamar should be an All Star this year. What he's been showing
for the last 2 1/2 years is excellence and it's about time he's rewarded for it. He's even gotten better
since he got married to Khloe too. Khloe is a good woman.
(26) FAN OF THE MAMBA -Put me on the Lamar bandwagon !
(27) MCLYNE - LO deserves to be an All-Star this year!!! He is focused, a beast on the boards,
scoring, playing D, and in better shape than anyone else on the team right now.

The cameras for his new reality TV show must've been in N'awlins last night. He better be glad he made that shot or PJ would've had his head.

Mamba24,

Thanks for quoting us again in the previous thread on what we said of LO. It is really sinking in and letting us know that he could be a junior MagicJ & junior ScottieP combined. What he needs now is a steady defense. If he doesn't have it, then borrow it from the masters by studying tapes. LO is 6'10" and nimble so he can really excel in both departments. The final step of LO's development is a place in the Lakers HOF like: Big Game James, Silk Wilkes. he should compete w/ Kobe in Laker leadership by being the go-to-guy not just pure facilitator. Get the habit of being the highest pointer player and also double-double player.

The cameras for his new reality TV show must've been in N'awlins last night. He better be glad he made that shot or PJ would've had his head.
Posted by: EastCoastJessie | December 30, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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LMAO!!!!! Tru dat!!

Lakers = Showtime Baby. Props to LO for keeping the rich tradition alive!

ECJ,

Sorry to hear about your accident and also the tons of snow u all have to dig there in NY. I hope you're doing OK and prepare to celebrate 2011. Wow, I never imagined that I will be in 2011, I thought 2000 was milestone now 11 years had already passed and we're in the same funk as in the nineties. I heard this morning that there are still 6.5 million unemployed, maybe some of them are participating and being entertained by this blog.

I wish Dr. Fatty will report what's going on Northern AZ. I also missed Faith's posts on defense. How's Justa LF coming along with the proposed transplant? Hoping the new year will give you all joys and prosperity. I might make some changes also in blogging, I'll find that out by next week.

@EastCoastJessie, I forgot to mention, in a weird coincidence my Ex. was in a bad car accident also a couple of weeks ago and had her car totaled. Damn near a brand new car. But I guess that's what saved her it had all ther safety reinforced crap. Just thought I'd bring it up in the weird coincidence file. Now you take it easy and get well lady!

24) OUCHHHHH - 65 days, 65 votes for LO put me on the band-wagon @ #24

~~Who said that he is a troll and deserved to be banned forever? He made some mistakes in defending himself but from that statement above makes him another type of Laker fan.

24) OUCHHHHH - 65 days, 65 votes for LO put me on the band-wagon @ #24

~~Who said that he is a troll and deserved to be banned forever? He made some mistakes in defending himself but from that statement above makes him another type of Laker fan. Posted by: Edwin Gueco | December 30, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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You won't get no objections from me!!!! HOW ABOUT IT MM??????

Thanks Edwin! Definitely ready to bring in the New Year tomorrow.

Mamba, that's crazy! Yeah, my car was totaled too.

Yes Indeed....SHOWTIME BABY!!!!!! I agree LRob!!!

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GET WELL SOON EAST COAST JESSIE – BANDWAGON
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I got rear-ended last week by some moron and have been laid up with a fractured neck. yeah it sucks but I'm a bit better now. Those damn pain meds had me hallucinating about the Lakers 30th championship...and Kobe playing 'till he was 50, it was awful. LOL I was hoping to win Ron Ron's ring so I could sell it and get me a new car :-) I'll be on more often...promise! Definitely not a good way to end the year but looking forward to a better one in '11. Thanks my Laker family! Your prayers are appreciated. Hope you all have a Happy New Year!
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - ECJ - WHAT??? A fractured neck???? Holy crap - you ok??? Jeez - here we've been worried and stressing about the Lakers lately, and you've been dealing with a fractured neck?? Puts things into perspective in a flash, doesn't it? So sorry, my friend, for your suffering. I truly hope you're feeling better and won't suffer ill-effects from this.
(02) MAMBA24 – DRIVER – Princess know that you have my prayers for a swift recovery. How do you expect Mamba24 to be Mamba24 with no ECJ to keep him coming correct? LOL!
(03) LAKERLASS – RIDING SHOTGUN1
(04) FAN OF THE MAMBA - SECURITY
(05) LAKERTOM –RIDING SHOTGUN2 - ECJ… Sorry to hear about your auto accident. What a bummer way to end the year. You’ll be in our prayers to recover quickly and settle for big bucks. Wouldn’t want to drive in the East. Glad the Lakers were able to cheer you up. Look for more good vibes now that Drew is back.
(06) LROB – RIDING SHOTGUN3 - East Coast Jessie - Hoping you have a speedy recovery...prayers are with you.
(07) MCLYNE – ECJ, My family will be praying for your speedy recovery.
(08) NEWMEXICOLL - ECJ...Nothing perks one up better than a beat down by the Lakers. You hang in there and have a much better New Year!! NOTHING can hold us LAKERHOLIC'S down.
(09) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Get well soon ECJ! And the 30 Championships and Kobe playing in his 50's, could you send me that prescription, ha, ha!
(10) 63 FOOTER - Get well ECJ - injuries and sick suck.
(11) BRONXLAKERFAN - @EastCoastJessie...I'll be praying that the New Year brings you a return to health and better fortune. Get well soon!!
(12) EASTCOASTJESSIE - Sorry to hear about your accident and also the tons of snow u all have to dig there in NY. I hope you're doing OK and prepare to celebrate 2011.

Ouchhhhhhhh is back. Haven't you been reading no mo' platitudes? J/K.


ECJ- Here's to a speedy recovery. Happy New Year.

Mamba, that's crazy! Yeah, my car was totaled too. Posted by: EastCoastJessie | December 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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Yeah, Just Thank God you both are still here!!!!!!!!

Laker J, is he ouchhhhh, he or she sounds mooch with beatitudes.

@Lew - Bringing a rare visit from Mr. Gorelick...smooth. Had the pleasure of meeting him early in his career just after he left Jeff Lorber. A really cool down to earth guy.


@mclyne - You're not messing around today rocking us with the classic AC DC.


@Mamba - man I'm trying to visualize summertime....kinda hard right now...lol.


@63 Footer - what you jammin today?


@Justa and frmkt - anything?


ECJ - good luck with your rehab. At least you can load up on some good bball over next week or so.

As for LO - I will repeat what I said when I joined the all-star or bust bandwagon: just watch LO. Watch him with the starters, watch him with the bench. He's leading, he's running, he's decisive and excited. If LO is happy and able to play to his natural skills and persona, I think the team is happy. There's a lot of good that comes with team chemistry....

His dunk last night was like watching a really good saxophonist, say Ravi Coltrane. Like Ravi's father before him, LO used old school moves of The Iceman and Wilt to make beautiful Laker music in the birthplace of jazz.

Cheers - PLG

Let's try that again*****

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GET WELL SOON EAST COAST JESSIE – BANDWAGON
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - ECJ - WHAT??? A fractured neck???? Holy crap - you ok??? Jeez - here we've been worried and stressing about the Lakers lately, and you've been dealing with a fractured neck?? Puts things into perspective in a flash, doesn't it? So sorry, my friend, for your suffering. I truly hope you're feeling better and won't suffer ill-effects from this.
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(12) EDWIN GUECO - Sorry to hear about your accident and also the tons of snow u all have to dig there in NY. I hope you're doing OK and prepare to celebrate 2011.

PS - I love how Kobe was signaling for the ball twice in that one play. LO saw his lane and took it. Decisively.

PLG

Thanks PLG! That's about the only good thing, I get to sit back and watch all of the games.

@Mamba - man I'm trying to visualize summertime....kinda hard right now...lol. Posted by: LRob | December 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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Yeah that's right you got slammed with the same storm we did only a little worse!! LOL!

LO is an ALL "around-do-everything-as-starter-and-reserve" STAR.


This is for Larmar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DZ3_obMXwU


Plagiarization alert:


He sat in his apartment in New Orleans and watched the Lakers' championship ring ceremony Oct. 26, his emotions starting to get the best of him.

He fought back the tears that welled up as the memories of winning back-to-back championships with the Lakers began to flood his thoughts.

Eventually, DJ Mbenga just enjoyed the moment, enjoyed watching his former Lakers teammates get their championship rings.
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I miss DJ. I wish him nothing but the best in life and in basketball.


GO LAKERS!!

His dunk last night was like watching a really good saxophonist, say Ravi Coltrane. Like Ravi's father before him, LO used old school moves of The Iceman and Wilt to make beautiful Laker music in the birthplace of jazz.
Posted by: PsychedLakerGirl | December 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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Now that is SWEET!!!!! Did anyone ever tell you, you can really turn a phrase Psyched!!!!!....OUT FREAKIN STANDING MA'AM!!!!!!

I miss DJ. I wish him nothing but the best in life and in basketball.Posted by: justanothermambafan | December 30, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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Yep, I think we all do ma'am!! Carry On!!

Lamar's gotta make All star once before he retires. cmon

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LAMAR ODOM ALL-STAR GAME OR BUST – NO LO ALL-STAR NO PEACE !! BANDWAGON
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(01) HTJ - OWNER - But on a happier note, how about that Lamar? Finally playing ball like
we'd hoped 5 years ago. 16.6/11.4/3.6/1stl. Sounds like an all-star line to me. And that's a
bandwagon you can throw me on. LO - All Star Game or Bust!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – CO/OWNER- Alright - can someone please explain why
I'm not the owner, driver and manager of the Lamar for ASG and 6th Man of the Year
bandwagons?? What's a girl gotta do to get a post about LO read around here? I've been on that
bandwagon since he BECAME a Laker. Geez...
"
(28) LAKERPEACE - LO is an ALL "around-do-everything-as-starter-and-reserve" STAR. This is for Larmar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DZ3_obMXwU

LRob - yup... since you asked....


With apologies to Jon K, here's some Ludacris with what the Lakers are chasing - the Number One Spot!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyDQq1XzDZY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyDQq1XzDZY
Posted by: justanothermambafan | December 30, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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Fabulous with all due respect honey...That is a terrible cut!!!!!

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LAMAR ODOM ALL-STAR GAME OR BUST – NO LO ALL-STAR NO PEACE !! BANDWAGON
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(01) HTJ - OWNER - But on a happier note, how about that Lamar? Finally playing ball like
we'd hoped 5 years ago. 16.6/11.4/3.6/1stl. Sounds like an all-star line to me. And that's a
bandwagon you can throw me on. LO - All Star Game or Bust!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – CO/OWNER- Alright - can someone please explain why
I'm not the owner, driver and manager of the Lamar for ASG and 6th Man of the Year
bandwagons?? What's a girl gotta do to get a post about LO read around here? I've been on that
bandwagon since he BECAME a Laker. Geez...
"
(29) BRIAN - Lamar's gotta make All star once before he retires. cmon

"I miss DJ. I wish him nothing but the best in life and in basketball." - Justa

~~Truly we all miss a good guy not only as a player but as a person who represent one segment of the world. I don't know why they have to part with DJ, not discounting what Theo can do if he's healthy or this forgotten newly acquired Joe Smith, is he still around? We have lived known DJ for several years, in fact he has a strong following in LA with those DJ brigades that appear in games. He makes Gasol and Drew better players in practices, I felt sad when they cut him off.

Put me on LO should be in ASG or bust. He paid his dues, played as an injured player from get go. He is making significant contributions at this time, he should represent the Lakers in the ASG.

Fabulous this is a much better NUMBER ONE, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMWrgQadr2k

I never vote for the All Popular game. In fact I hate that our players have to play in this thing. Injuries.

I guess I'm in the minority on this, but I thought that play was kind of flukey. It looked to me as though Lamar wanted to pass the ball to Kobe, who was running the right wing. At the last second, Jarrett Jack appeared in the passing lane causing Lamar to kind of flip the ball towards the rim. When the ball didn't go in initially, Lamar was in perfect position to follow it in with the tip jam. Anyone that I've seen that deliberately tries to pass the ball to themselves always tries to throw the ball high enough so that it hits the board and clears the rim. Once the ball hits the rim, there's no telling where it might go. Still, the RESULTS were spectacular.

Even more spectacular to me was the layup Lamar made off a Fisher feed at about the 8 minute mark of the 2nd quarter. He jumped so high that I feared he might get injured. Fortunately, Jason Smith only fouled him, but did not undercut LO.

Lamar made another beauty earlier in the game when he ran the right wing and finished the break with a corkscrew left handed layup. As his momentum carried him out of bounds, he tripped over a photographer's foot, narrowly avoiding injury.

Lamar brings an element of speed and power that is essential to the Lakers' success. He's their Swiss army knife. All Star? Definitely!!

Mamba24, my bro, definitely put me on the LO AllStar Bandwagon as "Shotgun Amigo". Lamar has stepped it up this year to a whole new level, and he richly deserves the recognition. In my opinion, he's now the single toughest matchup problem in the league, even more so than Kobe,Lebron, or Carmelo. Who exactly is the other team going to put on him...a guard, a forward, a center? No can do. There's a fatal discrepancy in height, quickness, dribbling ability, length, perimeter shooting, etc., that LO has over just about any other player the other team can put on him. Lamar Odom...NBA All Star 2010-11...it's time!

Let's do this again, And my final dedication is to...Yes, Yes, Yes, The Fabulous Justanothermambafan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMWrgQadr2k _ Number One _ Chris Brown

WITH BYNUM BACK IN ROLE, WILL LAKERS ROLL?
By Kevin Ding for the OC Register
http://www.ocregister.com/sports/bynum-282160-odom-team.html
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As usual, an excellent article by Kevin Ding. Here is an excerpt:
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They found their flow Wednesday night in routing the Hornets with the help of Phil Jackson's best coaching move of the season.

Had it come a few games earlier, it would've been an even better move.

Jackson put Andrew Bynum into his usual role from recent seasons as the starting center, allowing everyone else to fall like pretty dominoes into comfortable places and roles – a reminder that Jackson's theory is that guys knowing their places and roles makes great teams really great.

More than anyone could've imagined coming into this season, these Lakers need the familiarity of their places and roles on the team – because those within the organization have grown more and more concerned about these players being easily distracted.
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Jackson, though, has been trying to preserve the franchise's playoff picture and long-term future by being patient and careful with Bynum. Jackson therefore planned to make Bynum the kazoo that sounded off a new year – starting him Sunday night (Jan. 2) against the Grizzlies. But with a logical matchup against New Orleans center Emeka Okafor and out of some losing-streak desperation, Jackson sprung the idea on the team at its Wednesday morning meeting. (And frankly, introducing a new element for Bynum when the opponent is Memphis and the month is January would guarantee Bynum suffering a major knee injury that night, right?)

Jackson told the team in the meeting that with Bynum back starting, there would be no excuses for anyone to be "out of rhythm." The dominoes were going back in place, so everyone should be able to stand on his own and perform fluidly with the next man.

That's what happened, with Bynum a force also with 18 points.

"Obviously the first unit, they understand how to get me the ball, with Fish (Derek Fisher) and Kobe," Bynum said.

That particular intricacy about the lineup must be understood, too: Bynum goes into the paint, whereas Odom handles the ball as a guard. So when Bynum starts, Bryant has to shift back from the wing-striker Michael Jordan role in the triangle offense to the guard-orchestrating Scottie Pippen role.

And after Bryant's over-the-top individual attack in San Antonio, having Bryant start back in his guard role instead of playing forward was also unquestionably good for the team.

Bryant's rash of turnover-itis still continued, but he shared the ball. Gasol only got five shots all game, but he got touches and shared the ball, too.

Afterward, Gasol was a happy camper – a sharp contrast to his demeanor after the game in San Antonio. Bryant was chill, too, appreciating the team had better energy and execution, two things he prioritizes far above his shot and point totals.

And suddenly, the Lakers again looked like the team they want to be, with guys besides Bryant and Gasol they can go to in – Bynum and Odom offering options on offense and defense.

Bynum can see it already ... because he has seen it before.
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"He understands the dynamic of the team," Bynum said about Odom. "He understands that when he's out there with the second unit he takes control of the game and he's able to do whatever he wants to do. It's a fast-break offense with that second unit, and he's able to captain it and take hold of it.

"Basically, I think we just have two different ways of attacking, and it makes us that much more effective. We come in one way and attack with length and power – and then the other way we come in with speed and finesse, and it just confuses teams."
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TOM

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LAMAR ODOM ALL-STAR GAME OR BUST – NO LO ALL-STAR NO PEACE !! BANDWAGON
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(01) HTJ - OWNER - But on a happier note, how about that Lamar? Finally playing ball like
we'd hoped 5 years ago. 16.6/11.4/3.6/1stl. Sounds like an all-star line to me. And that's a
bandwagon you can throw me on. LO - All Star Game or Bust!
(02) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – CO/OWNER- Alright - can someone please explain why
I'm not the owner, driver and manager of the Lamar for ASG and 6th Man of the Year
bandwagons?? What's a girl gotta do to get a post about LO read around here? I've been on that
bandwagon since he BECAME a Laker. Geez...
"
(29) BRIAN - Lamar's gotta make All star once before he retires. cmon
(30) CORNERJ - RIDING SHOTGUN2 - Lamar has stepped it up this year to a whole new level, and he richly deserves the recognition. In my opinion, he's now the single toughest matchup problem in the league, even more so than Kobe,Lebron, or Carmelo. Who exactly is the other team going to put on him...a guard, a forward, a center? No can do. There's a fatal discrepancy in height, quickness, dribbling ability, length, perimeter shooting, etc., that LO has over just about any other player the other team can put on him. Lamar Odom...NBA All Star 2010-11...it's time!

This for all our Laker ladies on here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nStDy9UK1FQ

Best description of jazz and that dunk:

a series of miraculous recoveries.

MM, here's my caption for the LO dunk video: " I call this one my 'Wraparound-down-the-lane-up-and-over-and-Phil-can-you-hear-me-now-dunkajunk-allstar-special'".

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GET WELL SOON EAST COAST JESSIE – BANDWAGON
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I got rear-ended last week by some moron and have been laid up with a fractured neck. yeah it sucks but I'm a bit better now. Those damn pain meds had me hallucinating about the Lakers 30th championship...and Kobe playing 'till he was 50, it was awful. LOL I was hoping to win Ron Ron's ring so I could sell it and get me a new car :-) I'll be on more often...promise! Definitely not a good way to end the year but looking forward to a better one in '11. Thanks my Laker family! Your prayers are appreciated. Hope you all have a Happy New Year!
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(01) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN – OWNER - ECJ - WHAT??? A fractured neck???? Holy crap - you ok??? Jeez - here we've been worried and stressing about the Lakers lately, and you've been dealing with a fractured neck?? Puts things into perspective in a flash, doesn't it? So sorry, my friend, for your suffering. I truly hope you're feeling better and won't suffer ill-effects from this.
(02) MAMBA24 – DRIVER – Princess know that you have my prayers for a swift recovery. How do you expect Mamba24 to be Mamba24 with no ECJ to keep him coming correct? LOL!
(03) LAKERLASS – RIDING SHOTGUN1
(04) FAN OF THE MAMBA - SECURITY
(05) LAKERTOM –RIDING SHOTGUN2 - ECJ… Sorry to hear about your auto accident. What a bummer way to end the year. You’ll be in our prayers to recover quickly and settle for big bucks. Wouldn’t want to drive in the East. Glad the Lakers were able to cheer you up. Look for more good vibes now that Drew is back.
(06) LROB – RIDING SHOTGUN3 - East Coast Jessie - Hoping you have a speedy recovery...prayers are with you.
(07) MCLYNE – ECJ, My family will be praying for your speedy recovery.
(08) NEWMEXICOLL - ECJ...Nothing perks one up better than a beat down by the Lakers. You hang in there and have a much better New Year!! NOTHING can hold us LAKERHOLIC'S down.
(09) D(EREK) J(ETER) - Get well soon ECJ! And the 30 Championships and Kobe playing in his 50's, could you send me that prescription, ha, ha!
(10) 63 FOOTER - Get well ECJ - injuries and sick suck.
(11) BRONXLAKERFAN - @EastCoastJessie...I'll be praying that the New Year brings you a return to health and better fortune. Get well soon!!
(12) EDWIN GUECO - Sorry to hear about your accident and also the tons of snow u all have to dig there in NY. I hope you're doing OK and prepare to celebrate 2011.
(13) LAKERJ - ECJ- Here's to a speedy recovery. Happy New Year.
(14) PSYCHEDLAKERGIRL - ECJ - good luck with your rehab. At least you can load up on some good bball over next week or so.

=)

It's only one measly win, but last nights win sure felt good after three tough losses. Not going to do anything but savor last night's win for a day.

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EastCoastJessie: Oh my, a broken neck is serious stuff. Sending out best wishes to you, hope the Lakers can keep winning and easing your recovery. Take care, I know I speak for the entire blog in saying GET WELL SOON!

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Laker J: Beautiful RCOTD, our Raidah's might be out of the running (yet again... lol) but we still have our LAKA's!!!

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LakerTom: A hearty New Years toast for Drew and his successful return to the starting lineup! Yes, he's rusty. But we can see what happens when the Lakers have an inside-out game: they are a much better team. This should help Pau too, take some of the pressure off of him. L.O. too goes back to his more natural, well suited 6th man role, and he floursihes!

Drew starts, Lakers win. Coincidence? I think not!

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L.O. was an absolute beast, when he shows the all-around game he played with last night, his aggressive scoring and increased activity, it is a beauty to behold. When he plays like that there isn't a power forward in the entire league that can stay with him, cover him. His return to 6th man will also help the second unit immensely.

Just a great win, don't mind me if I enjoy this one more than others though!


AS ALWAYS - AND FOREVER - GO LAKERS!!!!!!

Ah, Thank God, the problems are over, and we are back on top of our games. Another thanks to Bynum.

Go lakers Go

REPOST


Hey Laker Fam,

Grad School has been kickin my butt!

But I've kept up with the last few games via DVR. Oh my!

Glad to see Drew back. Kobe's still a warrior and doesn't give a crap what any of us think, cause he knows what it takes to win and trips to 3 straight finals with 2 rings backs him up. Still, the last few games have been really ugly for Kobester and the Lakers.

LO is an Allstar!
Pau is a girl (just kidding)
Fish is slow, smart, clutch and waiting for the playoffs to shut us up again! hahahahahaha!
Kobe needs some new fingers and a lot more respect from the refs.
Ron is still the best defensive forward in the league not LBJ as Van Gundy contends.

Mamba 24 thanks for putting me on the East Coast Jessie bandwagon! I take my job as security seriously.

ECJ-sending you positive vibes for a quick and complete recovery!

Regardless of what it looks like now, the Lakers will be in the finals again in June 2011!

Happy New Year to everyone!

That is all!


Posted by: Fan of the Mamba | December 30, 2010 at 12:21 PM

CCX,
Thanks and like I said, good call on starting Bynum last night. Do you call Phil regularly or only in desperate times? Yeah, the Raidah's are out, but I was glad to see an improvement over the last few seasons.
The Lake Show, on the other hand, is beginning to jell. I for one can not wait for us to be at full strength and clicking on all cylinders.
GO LAKERS!

Naah it's not true PJ is never impressed with Lamar's play. PJ was one of the first to acknowledge that Lamar was the Laker in the best physical condition and ready to play at the start of the season. Phil is just not thrilled by risky fancy plays - just get the job done (so good thing that worked out for Lamar or he'll definitely get an earful)!

But LO and behold!!! I must've seen that video clip 20 times.... it was just too spectacular and totally Lamar at his playful talented best!

C.A. Clark from Silver Screen & Roll wrote a great article on Lamar:
Can Lamar Odom finally become the perfect 6th man?

Good read: http://tinyurl.com/2362onj

MM, here's my caption for the LO dunk video: " I call this one my 'Wraparound-down-the-lane-up-and-over-and-Phil-can-you-hear-me-now-dunkajunk-allstar-special'".

Posted by: CornerJ | December 30, 2010 at 12:07 PM

CornerJ, you get my vote! Spectacular!

My fav moment of that play - besides Lamar doing his thing of course - is the look on Kobe's face afterwards. Priceless LOL!!

If you say so.

"Oh God, why did I just do that? Phil's gonna give me $h!t for that. Oh no, it's not going in! Whew, that was close. If I missed that shot, that would've been my 'arse.'"

That's exactly what went through his mind during that "play."

That was an example of losing focus. We were just coming off a 3 game slide and the last thing you want to do is "blow" an easy opportunity for 2 more points. Sorry, but I didn't like it. Save it for the ASG if you can ever get there.

LAmarr does the semi, bunny hop in the pea patch, around the back, off the glass for a SLAM Dunk!!! Wow!!! Now, that's what I call paddin your stats!!!
- In honor of Chicky Baby!!!

@JAMF Go to the :22 second mark and it looks like PJ is far from happy. The back of his suggests he's looking at LO with some sort of glare. That and he's not exactly high fiving him either


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