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Exit interview: Lamar Odom temporarily detaching himself from the season

May 11, 2011 |  1:02 pm


Lamar Odom exit interview


Items from Lamar Odom's exit interview:

He has avoided leaving his house and has refused to watch television beyond the "500 channels" as he called them, referring to the premium movie channels

Odom admitted the team's cockiness caught up with them.

He expressed regret for getting an ejection after an altercation with Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki.

Odom described his relationship with Phil Jackson as "weird," saying that he grew to relish Jackson's needling because it helped him become a better player.

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lamar Odom sits dejected on the bench during the Game 4 loss to Dallas. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.