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Essay: A Coastal Sixth Man Debate

 

(Photo Courtesy of LA Times)

During last year’s NBA Finals several match-ups were heavily anticipated, but a hushed clash between Boston’s Glen Davis and Los Angeles’ Lamar Odom remains the most peculiar. Fast forward eight months and the two are leading candidates for, what some believe to be, the greatest backhanded compliment in professional sports: Sixth Man of the Year. Comparing the two purely on statistics doesn’t do either of them any justice; looking at each in terms of value and importance—contrasting their length and girth, their finesse and power—to their respective team’s championship chances in 2011 is more what this argument is about. With that being said let’s kick this off with a few random numerical comparisons that are either important, or interest me for whatever reason.

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