Pivot Points: Lamar Odom and “The Candyman’s Enigma”

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Hadarii Jones in NBA
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Lamar Odom, for me, remains one of the most tantalizing figures in sports. Blessed with other-wordly skills and superior athleticism, Odom has superstar written all over him. The only thing is, that although Odom is a gifted player, he has never reached the stardom that was carved out for him. There are many possible reasons for this discrepancy, but from what I can tell, it seems to boil down to a lack of assertiveness. It seems that Odom was destined for greatness as far back as his high school days in Queens. Lamar was a legitimate big man, that possessed all of the skills of a point guard. He had great court vision, New York City handles, was a great rebounder, and he played the game with a flair. He was one of the most highly sought after recruits in the country, and departed the East ...

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