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THE QUESTIONS

March 27, 2006
March 27, 2006

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March 27, 2006

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THE QUESTIONS

With Lamar Odom - Lakers Forward

What was yourwelcome-to-the-NBA moment?
I was defending [forward] Antonio McDyess. I tried to take a charge, but hejust walked right up to me, jumped over me and smashed on me.

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Your mostembarrassing moment?
When I lost all those games in a row with the other team that I was on [theClippers, who lost 17 straight in 1999-2000].

Favorite off-dayactivity?
Being with my kids [Destiny, 6, and Lamar Jr., 3] and busting down [teammate]Aaron McKie in Madden 2006.

If I weren't inthe NBA, I'd ...
be a quarterback in the NFL or a pitcher in the major leagues.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...
give $50 million to the people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

LAST WEEK
After scoring 25 points in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday, Odom, 26, said ofhimself and on-the-bubble L.A., "I know the skills that I possess.... Iwant to play in the playoffs."

THIS WEEK
On Sunday the Lakers play the Hornets, against whom Odom had a season-high 17rebounds on March 8.

TWO PHOTOSJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (2, ODOM)