Can Odom finally put it all together?

Lamar Odom has been given a second chance to become the franchise player we always envisioned him to be.

Updated: October 29, 2003, 11:03 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Where were you the night Lamar Odom scored 42 points, including the game-winner at the buzzer, on the Cleveland Cavaliers to go along with 16 boards and 12 assists in the seventh game of the NBA Finals to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to their first championship as everyone shouted MVP! MVP! MVP!

If you were like the rest of us, you were sitting on the couch watching the Los Angeles Clippers get mathematically eliminated somewhere around mid-January as Odom sat on the bench with either a sprained right wrist or busted left knee or strained right shoulder, left calf, right calf, or perhaps he was simply serving out a suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy for the first or maybe even the second time.