Final Grades and Performance Reviews

Lamar Odom:

Lamar Odom had a hectic season both on and off the court. First of all he just came off his first NBA Championship when the Lakers beat the Magic. And then he married reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. However, Lamar had to quickly change gears into basketball mode, if he wanted to win his second title.

June 16, 2010 - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES - epa02205990 Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom responds to questions during a press conference at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, 16 June 2010. The Lakers are tied with the Boston Celtics 3-3 in the NBA Finals and will play a deciding game seven.


Odom has been a very important player for the Lakers off the bench. He usually grabs key rebounds and makes many hustle plays throughout the course of the game. In the 2009-2010 season Lamar averaged 10.8 ppg and 9.8 rpg. However, his numbers slipped during the playoffs, and he only averaged 10+ points in one series. Reminiscent to his childhood friend, Ron Artest, Lamar was ineffective in the first five games of the Finals. When the Lakers returned back to Los Angeles, Lamar stepped up; in Game 6 he had 10 boards and in Game 7 he had 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Lamar Odom had a good regular season and a mediocre playoff performance; his play has earned him an B-. Odom was a key reserve for the Lakers and his versatility was well needed in the Finals.

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