mobL.A. Times: When told that Lakers Coach Phil Jackson praised members of the team’s “Bench Mob,” Lamar Odom rolled his eyes. “He what?” Odom cracked.

When the statement was repeated, that Jackson praised Odom, Sasha Vujacic and Trevor Ariza for breaking the game open in the second quarter, Odom paused again. “Did he?” Odom said. Odom smiled and laughed.

It was his turn to take a shot at his coach, a coach who likes to chide his players even when they play well. But this time, Jackson didn’t hesitate. “The bench was what broke the game open for us, actually,” Jackson said. “Sasha, Trevor, Lamar.”

That threesome was in the game in the second quarter along with Pau Gasol and Derek Fisher when the Lakers turned a seven-point lead into a 25-point gap at the half.

Odom had five of his 16 points in the second quarter. Ariza had all 10 of his points in the second and Vujacic had six of his 13.

“Naw, we came in and played [defense],” Odom said. “Me and Trevor were able to get some rebounds and make some long passes and find some people. . . . So we were able to put our stamp on the game pretty early today.”

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  • joe grande

    i know the perfect way to polish our bench
    first trade vlad, luke and mihm for ak47
    sign marbury
    sign david noel
    sign darius miles
    trade david noel, sun yue, dj, and josh powell for josh smith

    PG Marbury
    SG Kobe
    SF AK47
    PF Lamar
    C Gasoft
    6 Drew
    7 J-smoove
    8 darius
    9 ariza
    10 fish
    11 farmar
    12 sash

  • DWinsRings

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    wake up dude

  • NoneYaBiz

    Your an idiot Joe Grande…enough Said

  • http://www.nicklachey.us Nick Lachey USA

    The bench is doing well and you want to trade them away?

  • joe grande

    ok but trades do need to be made we can’t beat orlando or st. anthony or the queens

  • Bryan

    Lol what on earth, we have the best record in the nba and your talking like we need to go into rebuilding mode? Plus why on earth would any of those teams trade a star player for a group of role players mid season….and why would we want to bring a cancerous psychopath into the locker room….i’m just confused….really confused by that post.

  • Smush Walton

    Darius and Lamar reunited on the same team – you talk about another Cheech and Chong Movie! The smoke would be billowing from the locker room, man!

  • Smush Walton

    Let’s see how the bench mob does against San Antonio or on the road against some of the better teams. And the can be said for Bynum.

    The Wizards and the Clippers have to be two of the most pathetic teams this year. Sun Earvin Yue should have played the whole 4th quarter against the wizards.

  • Eidraq

    bench is still not as consistent as id like them to be…lamar has been solid..as been ariza..but the rest of them have had their ups and downs