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Lakers' Odom Likable But Maddening

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Walking toward the dozens of bodies bumping around in front of his locker Sunday night, Lamar Odom did what he seemingly always does.

He deferred. Instead of shouting for space, he stood there. Instead of driving up the middle, he hung around outside.

Instead of stomping through the maze of power cords and stepladders and sweating humanity that is the NBA Finals media, he simply shrugged.

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