In defense of Lamar Odom: "Odom is the Lakers' great enigma, perhaps the most perplexing, confounding, frustrating player in the NBA. One moment he's brilliant and daring (Lakers vs. Utah, second-round playoffs, 2008, with an 18.2 scoring average). Next moment he's, well, he's out there on the hardwood sort of fumbling about, timid and unsure (Boston, NBA Finals, also 2008, 13.5 scoring average partially propped-up by garbage-time jump shots)." [LA Times]