This is something that should be interesting. Perhaps media day wasn’t all drama free as we had hoped?

L.A.Times: Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said recently that he is considering making Lamar Odom the team’s sixth man this season. The Lakers convened this afternoon for a media session in El Segundo before the start of training camp Tuesday and Odom voiced his disdain for Jackson’s idea.

“He must have woke up and bumped his head. He probably hit his head on something — boom,” Odom said about Jackson. “To start off like that, you’ve got to be out of your . . . mind.”

  • lakerschamps09

    ahaahh lol ut ohhh.. we cant have any problems LO wit u or else we ship yo azz out…

  • Paul

    LO, you can start if you develop a GOOD jumpshot.

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

    I’m sure Phil said that to lit up the fire in LO7 =].

  • DCLAKER

    I’d rather see LO start.I think he’ll flourish better when the pressure is off of him,which it will be,sorta like Fisher,knowone really cares what he does but that’s when he hurts you,when your NOT focused,that’s how LO will be.

    Plus,Jamie I hope your right.

  • RAZOR RAMON

    THAT WAS PHIL BEING PHIL! I like the fact that he doesnt wanna come off the bench, but he better earn that spot!

  • http://www.thelakersnation.com Fred A.

    LO will start!!!!!! I am sure of that.
    You will see the new LO, trust me!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michael_23

    Odom, you have to consider it. Manu Ginobl and D. Wade coming off the bench on Team USA boosted their teams and gave plenty of energy.

  • yellowpurplefever

    PJ BEING PJ and dont disrespecting your coach or he’ll bench your A$$, LO. So play to your potential or else. Ariza is one call away.

  • David

    Thank God this is the last year of Odom’s contract. Can’t wait to ship is inconsistent ass out.

  • kob-aholic

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    lamar does have a good jump shot for a power foward there’s not many pf’s that can shoot really good…. Lamar Odom Is Underrated
    he averaged 15 points 10 rebounds and 4 assist…. Stop expecting him 2 score 30 points a game we have pau gasol,kb24,andrew bynum

  • mikedeezy2k8

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    damn thank you, he avgs 15 / 10 you guys would shit ur pants if he scored more at the expense of kobes points

  • ab4sure

    What happen to team player Lamar??? Sounds like a pouty little boy saying “i want to play first”.

  • Carlos

    I said this before even started it:We can’t afford to have a $14.5 player as your 4th scoring option and even worse if that player won’t be playing his more comfortable position,in this case,Odom playing at the 3 spot instead of his natural 4th…bye,bye Odom!!

  • Smush Walton

    So much for Lamar having a great attitude, doing whatever he is asked and being a great team player.

    This guy is a DOORKNOB and the sooner we get rid of him the better!

  • fantastic5lal

    you guys wouldnt be mad too?

    Lamar Odom is not “being a whiner”, he’s saying he wants to contribute as much as he can

  • T.A.

    Lamar needs to get with the program!!

    Bench Mob

    Farmar
    Sasha
    Luke/Vlad
    Lamar
    Mihm

    Lamar could be a solid scorer/rebounder with this unit, this unit could beat a couple of teams (Grizzlies, Thunder, Bobcats, etc.)

    Starting Five will be dominant

    FISH
    KOBE
    TREVOR
    GASOL
    BYNUM

  • lakaluva

    Ship his ass out!!!

  • LakersNo1

    let the drama begins………

  • http://lakers.topbuzz.com Mamba2410

    Oh OK…so let me get this straight, Kobe deciding to not get surgery on his pinky and possibly risking our season (but I still say that he shouldn’t get the surgery yet and I agree with his decision) was OK but Odom deciding that his “FIRST” opinion on the subject (Odom becoming a 6th Man) is not “OK” with anyone. Wow guys…you’re al selfish, and besides, the only way Phil would put Odom off the bench would be if Odom had accepted the role himself, not if the team accepted it! It will never be Phil’s choice on whether or not a certain player will either start, come off the bench, or become a bench warmer, the player has to decide whether or not he’s cool with it. Walton went from a starter to coming off the bench because despite not being happy with the decision, he accepted it and he was then cool with it.

  • Big Phil

    Of course he’s whining…he’s on the last year of his contract, and his value will decrease being on the bench…he should take Ronny’s place since he’s only good at rebounding…why put him in a position to think, shoot, dribble, when he can’t even do those things…remember this Odumb…one of the most “versatile” (cough…b_llsh_t) dumbest players in the league.

  • lakerferlife7

    lamar does average 15 and 10 a game…but he at times puts up crap numbers in important games like games in the playoffs..so averages dnt tell the whole story

  • Ricky B.

    Mamba2410
    Sep 30th, 2008 at 7:05 pm Click this link to quote this comment in your reply

    Oh OK…so let me get this straight, Kobe deciding to not get surgery on his pinky and possibly risking our season (but I still say that he shouldn’t get the surgery yet and I agree with his decision) was OK but Odom deciding that his “FIRST” opinion on the subject (Odom becoming a 6th Man) is not “OK” with anyone. Wow guys…you’re al selfish, and besides, the only way Phil would put Odom off the bench would be if Odom had accepted the role himself, not if the team accepted it! It will never be Phil’s choice on whether or not a certain player will either start, come off the bench, or become a bench warmer, the player has to decide whether or not he’s cool with it. Walton went from a starter to coming off the bench because despite not being happy with the decision, he accepted it and he was then cool with it.

    You seem to not understand a few things.

    About Kobe.

    Kobe is clearly the captain of the team and I really thought that

    he had to have that surgery after the Olympics.

    Although personally I’m not too happy with Kobe’s decision of not having the surgery; I understand that just like any other player Kobe could suffer a season ending injury that doesn’t involve that pinky finger (hopefully he’ll be ok cross fingers). Seems to me that Kobe just waited too long and after finding out about the recuperation time then he decided to forgo the surgery. I guess we’ll have wait and see how it goes; hopefully he’ll be just fine. Anyways.

    How much longer should the Lakers give Lamar for him to really become that second punch that the Lakers really need?. He has never been that clutch player that really shines in the toughest moments you know. He is a solid all around player but his problem is that he is not an average size PF and he is not a SF. If he could at least develop a 18-12 ft jumper A La David West, or something similar to what Horace Grant used to do then he will be a great fit for the triangle offense but he has been with the Lakers for about 5 years now and honestly I just don’t see him as that kind of player for the team; don’t get me wrong he is still a solid player but the triangle offense needs a PF that not only can battle inside but that PF needs to be solid from distance at least within 18-12 feet.

    The Lakers have Gasol a true PF that can hit jumpers and get rebounds and Bynum a center that can score inside and get rebounds as well. With Odom coming from the bench and depending of the circumstances like fouls on Gasol or fouls on Bynum he could always be that other option or even if they play a small team Odom should fill the role Ok.

    I know many Lakers fans like Odom and consider they guy as an untouchable but IMO he just need that jumper to be a constant to fit in the triangle; if at least he could do that on the daily basis he will be great.

    If he is not happy with coming from the bench then the Lakers should trade him.

    I guess PJ will try different mixes with Lamar before making any decision and if he works good then he should start but then IMO what will he play? PF or SF.

  • Paul

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    Dude, he’s filling the spot of SMALL FORWARD. Which is a wingman. He’s not going to be down low with Pau and Bynum, unless Phil Jackson works something out. I only see that on defense. Small forwards shoot more than power forwards. If he were to be downlow then there would be too much traffic.

    And he doesn’t get all of his 10 points from doing jumpshots, they’re either his post moves or putting it back up from rebounds.