Posted April 20, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Lamar Odom gets Sixth Man Award


Lamar Odom finally got what he deserves: Sixth Man of the Year Award! He was honored with the award at a presentation ceremony in a ballroom at a LA area hotel, last night (pics gallery below). He is the first Laker to get the coveted award! Kobe, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher, Luke Walton, and Shannon Brown all came to support their teammate.

The Sixth Man Award goes to the league’s top reserve player and started in 1983. Odom passed the only requirement: to come in as a reserve more times than a starter. Odom started 35 games and entered off the bench in 47. He also averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 boards, and three assists per game while shooting 53% from the field, the highest shooting mark of his 12-year career. Read the quotes:

“This has been a long time coming,” said the 31-year-old Odom. “I just kept at it.

“At the end of the day, I’m blessed. Some people call it luck, I call it blessed.”

“I’m very happy for him,” Kobe Bryant said after the Lakers’ workout Tuesday. “It’s extremely well-deserved.”

(quotes, some word for word from full article courtesy espn)