Lamar Odom, NBPA upset with tech rule

Updated: October 18, 2010, 10:34 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Midway through the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, Lamar Odom was whistled for a shooting foul against Carl Landry.

After the call was made, Odom kept his offending arm up in the air for several seconds to indicate he believed his defense was legal and within the rule of verticality, and an official promptly issued him a technical foul.

The explanation? Even though Odom's mouth was silent, ...

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