Odom angry at Coach Phil

O.C. Register: There were a lot of big-headed Lakers trying to play one-on-one basketball Friday night, so the Lakers got what they deserved: their perfect season ruined.

Here’s what could be far worse for them as this all plays out: Lamar Odom, the guy who started training camp griping about his individual place on the team, left Staples Center with renewed strain in his relationship with Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

Upon being yanked from the game by Jackson with 4:30 to play after committing consecutive frustration fouls, Odom reached the bench and gave a quick, dismissive wave with his left hand in Jackson’s direction.

Odom immediately began unwinding the tape from his wrist and spent the rest of the game sulking, slumped back in his chair even when every other teammate on the bench leaned forward with hope during a brief Kobe Bryant-led Lakers surge.

Afterward, the usually genial Odom was clearly disturbed – stepping all over Patrick O’Neal’s questions to rush through a Fox Sports interview, turning his back to the camera before it was over. Odom then delivered more clipped responses to other reporters before speed-walking away.

Despite having success in the post against Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince in the second quarter, Odom played 20:08 – his least playing time in any game this season or last.

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  • http://jamieinsider.celebuzz.com Jamie Spears Insider

    No where in that article says LO is mad at Coach Phil…? At least I don’t think so. This is overblown. I must say tho, this team will only function properly if they keep winning.

  • Freshh

    -_-

  • Moses

    To be fair, i thought he was playing well and should have been given more floor time as Pau was not good at all.

  • Smush Walton

    Once again Lamar demonstrates he has the mentality of a 6 year old. He has to be right up there on the list of the dumbest players in the league, as demonstrated by his pathetic comments after the Piston game. Real Class! What a Numb Skull!

    If he had any dedication he would have worked on his game during the off season and came into camp ready to play, but that would be too much to expect from this simpleton.

    Look at Ariza! There is no doubt he worked on his game during the offseason and made significant improvements, unlike Lame-O who came in out of shape after another kick back, lazy offseason.

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    I blame this loss on Kobe and Fisher. Clearly Kobe’s game was off. Even though he scored 20 something points he did it at a time when the lakers needed his assists. I saw him jack up the shot time and time again trying to get a three pointer when clearly they were not falling.

    Fisher also was trying to shoot three’s when nothing was falling. Again trying to get points when we really needed was assists.

  • http://www.deluxpro.com VIVA

    Patience guys. Pistons were just having a good night. I’m sure it won’t happen again if we play them tomorrow. They just saw our defensive scheme and used it. Lamar is doing a great job and he did an awesome job in the playoffs. Ariza is Ariza. He’s always been this good. I’m a big fan of Ariza. The reason why he can play at this level is because he is not injured, that’s all.

  • aggressive expansion

    Can’t we get rid of this child, honestly, this dude gets paid a ton load and he still wines about playing, be lucky your even out there you sorry as$ excuse for overpriced,overhyped b.ball player, it’s no wonder he comes off the bench and no wonder why he gets outplayed by ariza and farmar, you never hear about odoms contribution only that “he’s a great player, he’s accepting and flourishing on his new role” you hear that cause that’s all you can say about the dude. can we trade him now, huh? mitch kupchak you out there, lets go after the matrix, think of the new starting line up,
    AB
    pau
    kob
    matrix
    fisher
    vlad back on the bench, maybe even behind powell. i know LA agrees w/ me, forget about odom stop caring, stop feeling sorry, you think your hurting his feelings, please he brushes them off w/ keys to mansion and lambos. so forget about defending him, lets trade his a$$ out of here. bring the matrix. getmatrix.com

  • LakerChick24

    We lost one game. People, you need to chill out and give Odom a break.

  • Smush Walton

    [Comment ID #54714 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Well said! Thank you!

    We’re probably not going to re-sign Lame-O after this season unless he takes a huge pay cut, and clearly he is going to be unhappy about that. Maybe we should see if we can something of value for him while we still can. He will probably just walk after this season anyway. With all of the glowing propaganda we are always hearing about him we should be able to get a decent player for him. I’d be willing to give the Matrix a try. He has a goofy looking shot, but it goes in and he certainly gets up and down the court.

    Perhaps we could throw in Luke or Vlad in the deal (although I doubt there is any GM dumb enough out there to take either of these two rags.)

  • lakerferlife7

    VIVA
    Nov 16th, 2008 at 10:53 am
    Patience guys. Pistons were just having a good night. I’m sure it won’t happen again if we play them tomorrow. They just saw our defensive scheme and used it. Lamar is doing a great job and he did an awesome job in the playoffs. Ariza is Ariza. He’s always been this good. I’m a big fan of Ariza. The reason why he can play at this level is because he is not injured, that’s all.

    r u kidding me……he played good in the playoffs…what playoffs were you watching?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

    Odom needs to drink some Verve! :cool:

  • Nabil

    if we got the matrix for Lamar, the whole NBA would shudder in fear. that starting line-up would be unbelievable. and matrix and slide to power forward duty as well, when needed. :) we could hit mid-game line-ups like this:
    farmar, kobe, ariza, matrix, pau = The Fast and the Furious 3- Figueroa Drift

  • Smush Walton

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    As I recall he had about one good quarter during the finals. Before each game they kept saying we needed him and how he was a no-show so far. The first quarter of our first win he came out and was productive, but the rest of the time he was his usual half-brained unproductive self.

  • Smush Walton

    Since day one all we have heard is hype about this guy. He was supposed to be the next Scottie Pippin (that was a FARCE), he had that ridiculous star carved onto the back of his coconut head because he wanted to be an “All Star”. Please! Not in this lifetime!

    If he had any dedication, after NINE YEARS in the league he would have refined his game instead of always making the same DUMB mistakes.

  • Michael_23

    1 game …

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

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    speaking of The Fast & The Furious..

    my friends @ FM drink Verve! :cool:

  • Anonymous.

    What if you were perfect from the field in a losing ball game and believed you could help the team get over the hump, but is then suddenly subbed out in crunch time. How would you feel hm?

    You guys need to chill the crap out. Losing Lamar would fck up the chemistry of the whole team. He’s been on the lakers for years, knows the triangle, and is good friends with almost everyone else on the team.

  • kPoAbUe

    Man i saw the MATRIX against Spurs he only had 4 points. You guys come on the Matriz without a true point guard like Paul Williams or Nash is nothing. We dont need Matriz. Were fine with lamar.

    But if we trade him and 1st round and vlad for Danny Granger than thats something else.

    Matrix i don’t personally like him because he cant play without a true point guard. He is like Ariza but only on fast breaks.

  • kPoAbUe
  • MILO

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    no! you’re a stupid ass mudafuker! if i were LO id be pissed off too.I think Phil is too passive to be a head coach…KOBE IS A STUPID BALL HOG SOMETIMES, AND THAT IS WHEN PHIL SHOULD STEP IN AND SAY HEY YOU STUPID MUDAFUKER YOU HAD BYNUM WIDE OPEN AND THEN PROCEED TO TAKE KOBE OUT SO HE CAN LEARN TO NOT TAKE STUPID FORCED SHOTS…

  • Brett

    Advice to General Manager Kupchak: “Get the damn inconsistant loser off our team.”

    Odom is an embarrassment to Laker fans everwhere, and has been a thorn in our sides for far too long.

  • Brando

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    Chill out give him a break?

    We’ve been giving him too many damn breaks…

  • JASON

    LAMAR ODOM SUCKS!! HE SMOKES TO MUCH WEED ON GAMEDAYS!! HAHA

  • Big Phil

    Why was Fish taking the first three shots in the beginning of the game?! And these were bad shot selections! He should not be the first option!? Argh! He should shoulder a huge part for the Lakers playing poorly in recent games, because he was a big contributor in clearly setting the tone for one-on-one play. With Fish looking to score now in addition to Kobe, the starting line-up lacks a playmaker/facilitar…hence all the one-on-one play. Fish, stick to your defense and an occassional three, but don’t be jacking up 10-15 shots a game! Plus, what the hell should Lamar be complaining about?! His defensive style of statue-of-liberty poses in the 4th quarters do not help one bit at all.

  • kb24

    i agree….the problem is not with lamar odom…..the three man rotation of lamar, pau, and andrew at pf and center positions gives us an advantage every game. No other team has that luxury, and u people are complaining and trying to trade him!? And habitual start will have to check his ego when asked to come off of the bench, but you cant expect them to love the idea over night. Its a whole different mentaility playing off the bench, and as long we trust eachother has a team, the lakers will be fine. AND DEREK FISHER MUST NOT SHOOT 16 times a game it was ridiculous…..8 on an active nite at best

  • http://TheVerveNerve.com Billy Kupchak

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    your advice will NOT be passed on to father

  • Thomas

    If Lamar Odom is mad at Phil, his days with the Lakers are numbered. Every player that has had a beef with Jackson has been shipped out. BJ Armstrong and Horace Grant in Chicago and Shaq in LA. I liked him, he was a good guy…

  • Angelo Vergara

    Terrible loss. The season is all over. Just throw in the towel.

  • lakerferlife7

    MILO
    Nov 16th, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    Smush Walton on November 16, 2008 at 4:35 am said:

    Once again Lamar demonstrates he has the mentality of a 6 year old. He has to be right up there on the list of the dumbest players in the league, as demonstrated by his pathetic comments after the Piston game. Real Class! What a Numb Skull!

    If he had any dedication he would have worked on his game during the off season and came into camp ready to play, but that would be too much to expect from this simpleton.

    Look at Ariza! There is no doubt he worked on his game during the offseason and made significant improvements, unlike Lame-O who came in out of shape after another kick back, lazy offseason.

    no! you’re a stupid ass mudafuker! if i were LO id be pissed off too.I think Phil is too passive to be a head coach…KOBE IS A STUPID BALL HOG SOMETIMES, AND THAT IS WHEN PHIL SHOULD STEP IN AND SAY HEY YOU STUPID MUDAFUKER YOU HAD BYNUM WIDE OPEN AND THEN PROCEED TO TAKE KOBE OUT SO HE CAN LEARN TO NOT TAKE STUPID FORCED SHOTS…

    R u frickin kiddin me?????????? phill shouldnt be a head caoh???he has how many rings???? and kobe knows when to pass the ball and when 2 shoot the ball!! thats why hes the best player in the world

  • K0be08-09

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    haha thats funny, nice one

  • K0be08-09

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    your the stupid , man, Odom is not that bad, i know he is overpaid but cmon man stfu, ODom is good ,and matrix doesnt give it all and wants alot of money so stfu

  • MILO

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    yes Kobe is the best player in the world, but sometimes he’s also a stubborn sob and Phil is (old and passive and yes i know he’s got 9 ring’s)he’s also a pu-ssy for not getting on Kobe when he takes a bunch of forced up shots instead of resetting the offense and if you cant stand the fact that i said what i said then so be it! i said it once and i’ll say it again Phil is too old he’s lost his touch!!!

  • lakerferlife7

    lakerferlife7 on November 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm said:

    MILO
    Nov 16th, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    Smush Walton on November 16, 2008 at 4:35 am said:

    Once again Lamar demonstrates he has the mentality of a 6 year old. He has to be right up there on the list of the dumbest players in the league, as demonstrated by his pathetic comments after the Piston game. Real Class! What a Numb Skull!

    If he had any dedication he would have worked on his game during the off season and came into camp ready to play, but that would be too much to expect from this simpleton.

    Look at Ariza! There is no doubt he worked on his game during the offseason and made significant improvements, unlike Lame-O who came in out of shape after another kick back, lazy offseason.

    no! you’re a stupid ass mudafuker! if i were LO id be pissed off too.I think Phil is too passive to be a head coach…KOBE IS A STUPID BALL HOG SOMETIMES, AND THAT IS WHEN PHIL SHOULD STEP IN AND SAY HEY YOU STUPID MUDAFUKER YOU HAD BYNUM WIDE OPEN AND THEN PROCEED TO TAKE KOBE OUT SO HE CAN LEARN TO NOT TAKE STUPID FORCED SHOTS…

    R u frickin kiddin me?????????? phill shouldnt be a head caoh???he has how many rings???? and kobe knows when to pass the ball and when 2 shoot the ball!! thats why hes the best player in the world

    yes Kobe is the best player in the world, but sometimes he’s also a stubborn sob and Phil is (old and passive and yes i know he’s got 9 ring’s)he’s also a pu-ssy for not getting on Kobe when he takes a bunch of forced up shots instead of resetting the offense and if you cant stand the fact that i said what i said then so be it! i said it once and i’ll say it again Phil is too old he’s lost his touch!!!

    ur a dumb sob! he fuckin took one of the youngest teams in history to the finals…and would u frickin tell kobe he couldnt shoot????

  • MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

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    OK Billy, Miami has been known to covet Lamar… Would you advise your daddy to acquire Marion straight up for Lamar? …Yes or No?

  • T.A.

    Ship his A.S.S. Out !!!!

  • xtro

    7-1 is the current record. No worries. Chill.

  • James

    The OC Register and Kevin Ding are just blowing things out of proportion. We are fine.

  • gugy

    Odom is an idiot.
    He has no say until he proves he can play CONSISTENTLY well.

    Until then shut up!

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Kobe, check your pride at the door. If your shot isn’t there, stop and reset the offense and maybe go through someone else. I’m tired of seeing him miss shot after shot because he want’s to anwere what prince did. This is why we lost the game. Prince would make a three, kobe would miss a forced shot then prince would make another 3.

    Phil, stop being a dumb azz and freaking bench who ever screws up. Hell, if Radman missed a 3 he gets benched, if Kobe forces 5-9 shots he still remains in the game. WTH?

  • DCLAKER

    xtro is CORRECT,DEAD ON THE MONEY…HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKIN’BOUT…chill,please.

    Odom should know better.He did make some STUPID fouls down the stretch..take the bench like a man and sit and keep your mouth closed..shut up..do some thinking about the next game..’cause that game was over at the start of the 4th quarter anyway..y’all slept on’em..TIME TO WAKE THE @#$% UP,your NOT goin’ to 82,81,80-0,not goin’ to happen.

    I’ll say this…IT’S NOT THE END OF THE LAKER SEASON,my goodness it’s just gettin’ started..1 loss,so what..regroup and when 14,17,20 in a row.So LO,please..PLEASE don’t piss PJ off or do you not remember SMUSH…the same can happen to YOU…

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Again….we were not going to go 82-0. So the smush of the year is the Lakers Fans for thinking the season is over just because of one loss.

  • MILO

    you’re not understanding my point! i guess you’re just too stupid so we’ll just end it at that!