Los Angeles Lakers: Rucker Park

Lamar Odom lets it flow

October, 12, 2010
10/12/10
6:31
PM PT
I highly recommend clicking "play" on the clip below (via Silver Screen and Roll and the LA Times):



Pretty sick. This afternoon at practice, L.O. talked about the play:



I asked Odom how much of that sort of thing he and other players keep in the bag.

"I think a lot of times, the people that have perfected it, I don't think you want to show up the game too much. The perception, people will take it the wrong way, like you're showboating," he said. "There are a lot of times where a guy is guarding and steps up, and I could go between his legs and drag it back, you know what I mean? And then a lot of times when you pull a move off, I think the referee just for you doing it will call a travel, or [something]. When [Allen] Iverson came in with the crossover, it was a good move for a little while, then it was kind of like, "Aaaaaah, [that's] palming." I think in the NBA you always want to make sure you respect the game, and then you want to keep your hand always on top of the ball. In the playground, you can take [the ball at different levels], and it's a non-call."

And in the continuing mission to make the All-Star Game/Weekend more compelling- I like the idea of a one-on-one tournament- Odom offered a suggestion that could work. "I would like to see the NBA have an All-Star Game vs. the Rucker All-Stars, or something like that. I think that would be exciting. Mix it up."

I'd watch that.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 7.4
AssistsK. Bryant 6.3
StealsK. Bryant 1.2
BlocksW. Johnson 1.0