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07:11 AM ET 09.05 | The change in perception is drastic. Lamar Odom was their leader. He pointed the way, setting a tone for a group of Lakers reserves that helped win two straight NBA titles. By embracing his role coming off the bench, he showed teammates like Jordan Farmar, Josh Powell and Shannon Brown what it meant to be part of a championship team. Now, nearly five seasons removed from the first of the Lakers' back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010, those who followed the lefty with the easy smile and smooth game hope he can find his way out of some dark days. "It sucks to hear," Farmar said. ... "It's unfortunate. A couple of us have reached out to him and haven't heard back. That's just a sign of him going through some tough times." Tough times are nothing new for Odom.

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September 5, 2013  09:12 AM ET

He finally checked himself before he can wreck himself further.... Get help bud, get better...

September 5, 2013  10:20 AM ET

There Is Life After The Lakers, Bro.

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September 5, 2013  12:12 PM ET
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the headlin should've readformer SCRUB teammates reaching out "

It could have been the water boy. All that matters is that somebody cared enough to call.

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September 5, 2013  02:54 PM ET

I guess they're all asking him for the dealer's number ;)

 
September 5, 2013  03:21 PM ET

When he was a Laker he kept things together because the spotlight was on him. The obscurity of being on the Mavs and Clippers was not good for his life. - I hope Beasley is taking notice that he does not need to go somewhere and hide out...

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