I have candy around my bed. I just kinda like reach over and eat it and then go back to sleep, no problem.
— Lamar Odom
People making it like I sit there and eat a whole plate of candy before I play a basketball game. I don't think anyone could do that.
The Lakers are family. My kids don't have to switch schools. Little things like that are important. People don't think about things like that. I feel like something special is going to happen in this town.
My grandmother was always upbeat, a naturally happy person. I think I got that from her.
Remember when Jay-Z wore a Che Guevara T-shirt? Nobody knew who Che was. Then Jay-Z wears it, and it's everywhere.
I consider myself a little weak.
When I had to bury my child, I probably didn't start grieving until a year and a half later.
I don't want a girlfriend because that means I've got a responsibility. I have a responsibility to call you. I have a responsibility not to be with another woman. I have a responsibility to be there on time when you need me.
Negative publicity makes people forget your best times.
We all have regrets, but the thing is to learn from life.
The Lakers have been nothing but great to me, and I want to keep the relationship great.
If your dad always has candy, how cool is he? Coolest dude in the world. My kids think I'm cool.
Organizations are trying to save extra money. Players are trying to get extra money. That's the way it is.
Where I'm from, you're a square if you go to church or if you decide to read the Koran or Bible.
For years I've been seeing my young brothers wearing Scarface T-shirts, John Gotti T-shirts, Rick James T-shirts. We don't have any icons or idols to look up to, just rappers and professional athletes.
Being humbled has been a part of my life for a long time.
Death always seems to be around me.
Most people don't want to get married. Being married, that's a responsibility.
I've got a winner mentality, the mentality of a champion.
I'm going to say my favorite thing is to eat salads, and I'll be like the altar boy.
It's good that I put my personal ego aside. My basketball ego was, 'Why we negotiating?' But my personal ego didn't take it personal. I put my personal ego aside a little bit.
I was going to fight for what I wanted first, and that was being in L.A. and being a Laker. L.A. was the first place that came to my mind. That's where my heart was at.
The young men in the inner city are without guidance, robbing and shooting each other with no remorse... Our system is crazy because we're planning to fail. Everybody needs something to grasp on to.
The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team.
I don't think nobody's doubting I can play basketball.
Respect goes a long way when you carry yourself a certain way and show manners when you first meet someone. If you do that, then it's hard for somebody not to like you.
My mother and grandmother raised me. Queens raised me.
I think it's easy for people to say, 'Because you do this, you must be this kind of person, vain or uptight or mean to people.' People have a sense of who you may be because of the job you do. That's unfair judgment.