Los Angeles Lakers: Sixth Man of the Year award

Lamar Odom's 6MOY presser, practice videos

April, 20, 2011
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Kamenetzky By Andy Kamenetzky
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As one would imagine, it was a happy afternoon for Lamar Odom, the guest of honor at a news conference officially naming him Sixth Man of the Year. Teammates in attendance included Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol, Luke Walton, Shannon Brown, Derrick Caracter and Trey Johnson, all of whom looked exceptionally thrilled for a teammate described by Mitch Kupchak as the Lakers' most popular.

After getting a little teary mentioning loved ones no longer here to see him in the spotlight, Odom talked about the irony of being singled out for individual achievement after a career of deferring and never worrying about stats.

"At the end of the day, my game will never change, but there was a point in my career where people were ready to call me an underachiever," Odom said. "So I think winning an award like this is kind of right at those people.

"But there's still some goals I'd like to set. I would love to play in the All-Star game. I feel like I can keep getting better and better, and I guess the better I get, the more I can help this team continue to win."

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Kobe Bryant
PTS AST STL MIN
22.3 5.6 1.3 34.5
OTHER LEADERS
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AssistsK. Bryant 5.6
StealsR. Price 1.5
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