Lakers Need Odom to Be Top 6th Man

Lakers Need Odom to Be Top 6th Man

Lamar Odom was honored with the NBA's Sixth Man Award, being handed the bronze trophy in a heartfelt ceremony at a Los Angeles hotel.

Which begs the question: If he can show up for a trophy presentation on Tuesday, will he show up for Game 2 on Wednesday?

Though Pau Gasol has caught the most grief for his performance in Sunday's playoff-opening loss to New Orleans, Odom was also a prominent no-show in ensuring the Lakers will have to come from behind in this series.

The man charged with giving the Lakers a boost off the bench, Odom scored six of his 10 points in the final minute, with the outcome already determined.

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