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Artest and Odom becoming liabilities

Two pivotal players for the Lakers are costing their team crucial victories

Updated: June 14, 2010, 8:55 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- Two years ago, Ron Artest walked into the locker room at TD Garden and promised things would be different if he were on the Lakers. He told Lamar Odom in the hallway, Brian Shaw in the training room and, most memorably, Kobe Bryant in the shower.

He told them all he wanted to join the Lakers to help them win a championship and beat the Celtics.

As Artest sat in the same locker room Sunday, one of the first players dressed after the Celtics beat the Lakers 92-86 to ...

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