Again with the semantic silliness. Lamar Odom was the starting power forward on the Los Angeles Lakers. That team made it to the finals. I didn't see Kobe and Pau win a two on five game all season. Did you?
Is your claim that Odom's contribution was insignificant?
I specifically did not say led his team. That would be Kobe's job. That you get your panties in a bunch about someone simply acknowledging that someone's efforts got a team to the finals is a testament to your bias.
Do you see me trying to alter any reality or diminish anyone?
Have I claimed that Odom did anything that he didn't?
Your need to minimize Odom is the only revisionism around here. There are FIVE players on a basketball team. Until you get that, I don't think we will find common ground.
Semantics? "Got" does not mean "lead" in this context? But I'm the one being silly?
"Starter" means very little. Perkins was the starting center of the NBA Champions and he pretty much went thru and around LO in most of the series...I guess he "got" his team to the Ring, right?
How about Rondo? He was the floor general. He "got" his team to the ring?
Things you say about LO are "silly" when applied to any other player in a similar role as LO on ANY other team...but not LO...NO, not LO. Let's change the meaning of every word in the english dictionary when used in a sentence referring to Lamar Odom...
Good luck with that.
5 players on a team? Yeah...but they aren't all equal. You wouldn't put Fisher on the same level as Lamar, just as most rational people won't DARE put Lamar in the same sentence as Kobe OR Pau...
Sense that is common...plain and simple. Admit that you mis-spoke or admit that you are speaking as a fan of Lamar. Either one is true...and I'm not particular which you choose (if you choose either).
Does it matter? Lamar played hurt...that's only "NEWS" because of his history of NOT playing hurt.
If that were DEC-trade deadline, that would have been a BUNCH of DNP-INJ...we all know why...
Not a big deal. LO has tendonitis...that should make the decision on whether or not to keep him even easier...