Posted by Matt Moore
Odom is one of the more fascinating stories in the league. A space cadet, a champion, a celebrity, a redeemed semi-bust, and arguably the biggest difference in a Lakers win vs. a Lakers' loss. In an interview we'll share with you this afternoon, Ken Berger talked to Odom about a variety of things including, as in the video above, what it's like going beyond just being a basketball star after his marriage to a Kardashian. Odom has tailed off after an extremely hot start to the season, back to his very-spacy ways, but he'll continue to be the biggest differential between a Lakers win and a loss.
If he's on, the Lakers are almost unstoppable. If he's lost and confused, their defense and offense can seem incomplete. He'll be relied on even more this season with a declining Kobe Bryant and new additions trying to learn the system. Publicly, he's gone from being questioned to being loved. He's kind of become the friendlier version of Ron Artest. Formerly questioned and criticized to lauded as a vital part of a championship team. Just goes to show what being a Laker can do for you.