L.A. Lakers: Has Pau Gasol Claimed Lamar Odom’s Title Of Mr. Inconsistent?

February 5th, 2011 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
A bit of irony lost in the Los Angeles Lakers recent struggles is that forward Lamar Odom has probably been the most consistent player on the team, and surprisingly Odom has been the one Laker who has constantly showed up late in games.

That's right, Mr. Inconsistent himself has taken advantage of a summer spent playing in the FIBA World Championships where he was counted on for his experience and veteran leadership, and the confidence gained there has remained constant throughout the 2010-11 NBA regular season.

Odom's numbers of 15.5 points per game, 9.5 rebounds, and 56 percent shooting from the field are great, but what's even better is Odom's body language has improved, and there have been far fewer of the distant and vacant moments he is known for.

For possibly the first time in his career Odom seems to have found the passion and purpose that has been missing from his game, and he seems to understand his value in the Lakers' three-peat quest.

Maybe Odom can offer some advice and a few words of encouragement to teammate Pau Gasol, because he seems to have adopted the same inconsistent ways that have plagued Odom's c ...

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