Odom: bench leader or team leader?

Updated: December 23, 2009, 5:29 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPN Los Angeles

First Lamar Odom squeezed his hands together like he was kneading a clump of dough and then pounded his left fist into his right palm like a catcher angrily reacting to his pitcher's giving up a home run.

Seeing Odom look this tense in the locker room is about as rare a sight as spotting Allen Iverson in a suit and tie.

It doesn't happen.

What could possibly get the man who was singing Bone Thugs~N~Harmony and slapping teammates on the backside in Detroit's visiting dressing ...

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