Just a couple of days ago Lamar Odom became the first Laker player in history to ever win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. He deserved it by averaging 14.4 points per game and 8.7 rebounds. Odom gave up more money and more playing time and decided to stay with the Lakers to contribute to yet another NBA title. It is great to see the impact that Odom has had coming off the bench, but what is more impressive is his team first mentality and his ability to be so unselfish for the better of the team. To have the luxury of having a player of Odom’s caliber on the bench as the sixth man is a blessing for the Lakers. With all that said, this week we will take a look at Lamar Odom’s best performances of the year.
Lakers vs. Knicks
January 9, 2011
Lamar Odom would face his hometown team at Staples Center and contributed greatly to stomp the New York Knicks 109-87. Odom would have a double double for the night with an astounding 18 rebounds and 13 points. That would be his second highest rebound output of the season.
Lakers vs. Suns
October 29, 2010
The Lakers second game of the season and first road game of the year was played in Phoenix as the Suns hosted the Lakers. The Lakers would go on to win the game with a strong performance from Lamar Odom. Odom contributed with yet another double double, this time he grabbed 17 boards and 18 points.
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