Posts Tagged ‘Lamar Odom’

Essay: Projecting Future Value, Power Forwards

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Rising: Taj Gibson

The Chicago Bulls have as blatantly obvious an identity as any team in the league. What they preach to their players—code for what everyone eats, sleeps, breaths, and makes love to—is defense. Their entire makeup of key players (ironically, except for two: their MVP and big free agent splash signing whose name rhymes with Shmarlos Shmoozer) are in Chicago for a singular reason: prevent the opposing team from putting the ball in their basket. They help defend as good as anyone; when an offensive player beats his man, a wave of false achievement crashes down as he realizes just one of the many walls he needs to overcome in order to achieve his goal has been climbed.  Read more…

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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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Shook Ankles: Monta Ellis Draws Kardashian Ire

January 29, 2011 Leave a comment

In honor of yesterday’s Mr. Ellis All-Star selection by Shaky Ankles, today we have him embarrassing Lamar Odom on many a different level.

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