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Is Lamar Odom done?

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Post#1 Is Lamar Odom done?
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:24 pm by sp6r=underrated

If you think he's done please explain where you would rank his decline from 2011 to now. IMO, this is one of the greatest declines in NBA history.

If you don't think he's done, please explain how you think he can turn it around.
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Post#2 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:51 pm by GAME TIME

1. Needs to detach himself from all the leeches in his life.
2. Change his lifestyle, no more bling bling.
3. NBA needs to be priority, LO seems to distracted.
4. Change diet (no more candy). When you get older, you need to change your habits of eating and staying out late, can't do it like he was in 20s, take care of your body
5. Change workout routines, put in extra work, stay focus.
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Post#3 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:02 pm by Dr Positivity

I think he's done
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Post#4 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:06 pm by the_fool

Yes, he is done.
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Post#5 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:27 am by NO-KG-AI

GAME TIME wrote:1. Needs to detach himself from all the leeches in his life.
2. Change his lifestyle, no more bling bling.
3. NBA needs to be priority, LO seems to distracted.
4. Change diet (no more candy). When you get older, you need to change your habits of eating and staying out late, can't do it like he was in 20s, take care of your body
5. Change workout routines, put in extra work, stay focus.


All of this, and Lamar could still be a really good player. Thing is, Lamar has never been the type of guy to do all those extra things... he's too laid back and go with the flow to care about killing himself to get into basketball shape.
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Post#6 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:37 am by rrravenred

Million dollar talent, only a thousand dollar interest in basketball.

He could come back if he ever felt the burning desire to re-enter the NBA at a high level. Doesn't sound like it, ATM.
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Post#7 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:29 am by minifang

To be honest, I feel like he has to become a Laker again to get his mind straight. It's strange but I don't see him being so lackadaisical as a teammate to Kobe. I think Lamar respects him too much as a player and leader to be a letdown to him.
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Post#8 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:40 am by Dr Olajuwon

To me, yes, he is done. He is not focused on basketball anymore, his mind is somewhere esle.
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Post#9 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:31 am by Choker

Dr Olajuwon wrote:To me, yes, he is done. He is not focused on basketball anymore, his mind is somewhere esle.


Hostess going bankrupt isn't helping things either.
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Post#10 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:59 am by The Infamous1

Went from 6th man to literally one of the worst player in the league. The Kobe effect
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Post#11 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:13 pm by JordansBulls

GAME TIME wrote:1. Needs to detach himself from all the leeches in his life.
2. Change his lifestyle, no more bling bling.
3. NBA needs to be priority, LO seems to distracted.
4. Change diet (no more candy). When you get older, you need to change your habits of eating and staying out late, can't do it like he was in 20s, take care of your body
5. Change workout routines, put in extra work, stay focus.

Pretty much this. It all started after the Dallas series in 2011.
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Post#12 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:38 pm by thizznation

Yes, he has been done for awhile now.
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Post#13 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:40 pm by Kobe Bean

Unfortunately, yes.

I was shocked when he got traded, too. Thank god he turned out to become Nash for us before he was completely done :D
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Post#14 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:45 pm by BattleTested

NO-KG-AI wrote:
GAME TIME wrote:1. Needs to detach himself from all the leeches in his life.
2. Change his lifestyle, no more bling bling.
3. NBA needs to be priority, LO seems to distracted.
4. Change diet (no more candy). When you get older, you need to change your habits of eating and staying out late, can't do it like he was in 20s, take care of your body
5. Change workout routines, put in extra work, stay focus.


All of this, and Lamar could still be a really good player. Thing is, Lamar has never been the type of guy to do all those extra things... he's too laid back and go with the flow to care about killing himself to get into basketball shape.

Exactly. In big games, he always gave it his all and played with heart, but his preparation throughout the season was never good. I don't know why we would expect that to change. Dude's had a good career, 12 years about. Got a couple rings, got a 6th man award. I don't think it would kill him if his career were pretty much down from here.
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Post#15 Re: Is Lamar Odom done?
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:24 pm by ahonui06

Yes he is done. As Bill Simmons said, the Chinese Basketball Association is now accepting applications for Odom.
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