Lamar Odom: An Inconsistent, Yet Highly Underrated Player

September 13th, 2010 by Ethan S Leave a reply »
Lamar Odom is a two-time NBA champion and now has a FIBA World Championship gold medal.  These accolades have all been earned in the past two years.

Many basketball players with this resume would be considered one of the best in the league.  But not Lamar Odom.

It seems like Odom has received more attention from his marriage to Khloé Kardashian and being the NBA’s “Candy Man” than for his accomplishments. For many Lakers fans, Odom is seen as an inconsistent player.

One game he will put up close to 20 points and grab 12 or more rebounds, playing at an all-star level. The next game may then see Odom scoring just 5 points.

In terms of pure talent, few players rank above Odom in the world. He is one of only a handful of 6’ 10” players that can act as a primary ball handler and playmaker, a top rebounder, play stellar defense, and shoot out to three-point range. Speaking of his playmaking abilities, he often teams with Pau Gasol to form arguably the best passing big man duo in the NBA.

Yet, despite his abilities, Lamar Odom has never been an NBA all-star. As the leader of the Lake ...

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