Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5: Lamar Odom Needs to Find His Heart, Hustle

June 12th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
"My heart don't pump Kool-Aid."

That was a popular phrase in my youth, which was used by peers when courage needed to be summoned in order to complete a task, and it was as much a battle-cry as a statement.

Kool-Aid coursing through a person's heart was a sign of cowardice, and in order to prove your worthiness one had to exhibit that the only fluid that ran through their heart was blood.

Someone needs to remind Los Angeles Lakers' forward, Lamar Odom, of the old adage, because after his heartless defensive performance in Game Four of the NBA Finals, his courage in the face of pressure is in question.

Odom recently told reporters that the Lakers don't win or lose based on his play, that he is just a cog in the machinery of the team, but in order for Los Angeles to have a chance in Game Five, Odom must change his train of thought.

No Lakers' fan would want the responsibility for a victory weighing on Odom's shoulders, because of his dreadful history in those situations, but due to Andrew Bynum's injury there may be no other choice.

Bynum has been the difference for the Lakers in the post because Boston has no pl ...

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