Lamar joins the list of Laker players wanting revenge, so that makes… everyone wanting revenge!
OC Register: It is called “elimination,” after all.
To become the NBA championship team, you must eliminate four other teams – including one particularly imposing one at the end.
Aware that these Lakers have a history of not always using force when finesse might do, Phil Jackson has been splicing the movie “Inglourious Basterds” into basketball scouting footage throughout the postseason to reinforce the message about elimination.
One Laker, in particular, has taken to loudly quoting the movie for his teammates even outside the video room.
“We ain’t in the prisoner-takin’ business. We in the killin’-Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin’.”
You might think it’s Kobe Bryant and his killer instinct. Maybe Jordan Farmar, raised Jewish and whose sister Shoshana shares her name with the movie’s female lead.
No, the Laker who is going around loud-mouthing about the boastful killing is Lamar Odom – the guy whose engine invariably stops and starts, the soulful clotheshorse, the court jester who started this postseason so slowly.