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Lamar Odom

Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles

The Players' Tribune

Comedy, Arts, Sports

53.3K Ratings

🗓️ 12 September 2023

⏱️ 70 minutes

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This week we got one y’all been waiting on since the jump. Our original teammate and good friend, Lamar Odom joins Knuckleheads. The Clippers and Lakers legend goes through it all: what it was like growing up in Queens, running the city with an AAU team filled with future pros, and how he ended up at Rhode Island for school. L.O. gets into those early 2000s Clippers teams, his culture shock when he went to Miami and then got traded to L.A. for Shaq. He goes into his relationship with Kobe and what it was like to win two championships with the Lakers. Lamar Odom, everyone — tune in!!

  1. New York City hoops, dominating AAU with Ron Artest (5:30)
  2. Clippers years, Lamar and D’s iconic SLAM cover (17:09)
  3. Getting traded from Miami for Shaq to the Lakers, being back in L.A. (29:33)
  4. Lamar and Kobe’s relationship, Lamar becoming sixth man on Lakers (31:00)
  5. Playing in the Lakers-Celtics rivalry in NBA Finals, championship parade (37:37)
  6. Playing for Team USA, Kevin Durant ballin’ (45:38)
  7. The Blackout Game in NYC, 2003 (59:04)

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NBA veterans Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles are lifelong friends and bona fide truth-tellers. Listen as they invite special guests, high-profile athletes, musicians and entertainers to get brutally honest about everything from current events to untold stories from the golden era of sports and culture. Named for the on-court celebration they made wildly popular, this unfiltered, hilarious and surprising podcast is like playing NBA 2K with no fouls.

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Oh, you know what you mean us bro. You know we can't do the dough with you bro. We really really appreciate you


It's a long time coming here. Y'all my rooks


Straight up but we appreciate you being on the show, bro. Oh love my god


When you first got to the NBA who was the first person to bust your ass the first person to bust my ass when I first got to the NBA. Yeah


Kevin going that 99 2,000 tiki like that. Yeah, it was he was like to play out at that time


That I looked up to the most growing up. It was manager Johnson, right, but at that time it was KG


My fucking was so intense


You know me and you be yeah, he ribs like if you ain't have no heart


His intensity could is like to be a form of intimidation. Yeah


But you know, I was still trying to do my thing go at him, but


He was the first person's like damn. I couldn't it's all the like I was I'm a him and dark to


Yeah, man, it's dark was not what's a lot of juice ass


Not a lot of dribbles. Yeah


Straight work. Oh from got that high point released. It's tough to deal with it like seven one. Yeah


For others


Yo, yo, yo, we live on location Los Angeles, California me and the blackest one here


We here with a day one, bro. We here with our old G even though you know you're saying


Through we got L by Joseph lucky


Love the main man this I will see man. We're so sorry. We here in me a world champ. Lamont old




Make a queen


I mean, that's what grew up to the facts tell about Southside. You growing up with like Ron and


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