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Lakers' Lamar Odom wins Sixth Man Award

April 19, 2011 |  9:45 am

Lamar_250 Lakers forward Lamar Odom has won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award, according to multiple league officials.

Odom will receive the award later today at a hotel near LAX. Kobe Bryant had a similar award ceremony near LAX when he won the MVP award in 2008.

Odom, 31, averaged 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds while playing all 82 regular-season games. He shot a career-best 53%, started 35 games and helped the Lakers weather the in-and-out tendencies of Andrew Bynum.

Dallas guard Jason Terry was considered Odom's main competition for the award.

-- Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Lamar Odom. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times