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John - you should know better - Lamar is, and always has been, a tease. He has Lebron James talent, but JR Ryder motivation, most of the time. I heard Colin Coherd say this morning that upbringing often determines a person's work ethic and motivation. Well, it appears Obama's went one way and Odom's went another.

Don't ever game plan around Lamar because you never know which Lamar will show up, but you can bet the motivated Lamar will only appear 20%-40% of the time. I don't expect someone to always bring it - Kobe is a unique case - but there must be some sort of consistency. With front line players, they seem to respond to the pressure of the moment. With role players, they seem to respond to playing at home. With Lamar, ...

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