Sunday’s game between the Lakers and Magic was fairly physical and heavily defensively-oriented. Both teams have strong interior presences which made it tough to score baskets down low. Lakers’ big man Lamar Odom figured he wasn’t going to be intimidated so he tried to make a statement by going up for a dunk on Dwight Howard in the third quarter. The good news for Odom is that Howard didn’t stop him. The bad news is the rim did. Let’s go to the video:
It’s pretty funny how my reaction to that move changed midway; as Odom was soaring through the air, I thought to myself, “Damn, look at Odom making a statement.” Once he came up short, I thought “Nice try, Lamar.” Clearly he forgot to eat his PowerBar before the game.