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Chuck - Red's Army June 1, 2009 Uncategorized 16 Comments on The Candy Man


Dr. Daniel Amen believes he knows the reason behind Lamar Odom's inconsistent play:

"Odom freely confesses that he just can't help himself when it comes to
the sweet stuff and always keeps a stash on hand of Gummi Bears, Honey
Buns, Lifesavers, Hershey's white chocolate, Snickers bars, cookies and
more. He eats the sugary snacks morning, noon and night, and even says
he sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night, chows down on some
treats, then falls back asleep.

"This is bad news for the Lakers. I've been telling my patients
for years that sugar acts like a drug in the brain. It causes blood
sugar levels to spike and then crash, leaving you feeling tired,
irritable, foggy and stupid. Eating too much sugar impairs cognitive
function, which may explain why Odom doesn't always make the smartest
decisions on the court.

While I doubt Odom's sugar addiction affects his play, I cannot believe that some athletes have such horrible eating habits. Gerald Green's desire for greasy fast food and Rajon Rondo's spicy pre-game meals are two other examples. At the very least, they should save that crap for the off-season. 

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  • rcry

    Rondo’s from Kentucky – I don’t think spicy food is anything out of the ordinary for him…

  • Yeah, rondo eating spicy food isnt anything weird, it was just 1 instance anyways
    As far as odom.. lmao, did anyone see that segment about his candy addiction? what a fool.
    I remember watching the NCAAs march madness, when derrick rose was making that run with the Memphis Tigers, and he has a similar addiction or sweet tooth towards candy

  • Oh, and hedo turkoglu was in the locker room eating pizze before game 7 against us, and dwight constantly talks about eating mcdonalds..

  • Not much to write about for the 3 day layoff with no hoops. It’s even worse as our team is out of it…

  • FSantos33

    Hi, my name is FSantos33 and I am officially having Celtics withdrawals and need medication.
    PS: L.O. can O.D. on candy and I wouldn’t give a F’ – EAT MORE ODUMB EAT MORE OF IT!!

  • Eggs-ACT-ly!! Jonesin’ for some C’s. At least in a couple days we can hopefully watch the next best thing..the Fakers losing. I really believe that if Orlando can steal 1 game out of the first 2 in L.A., they have a legit shot.

  • FSantos33

    I believe Orlando grew up and became soldiers after beating the champs and LeThong… just one more Nike puppet to go and they can make history.
    Who did the Lakers beat? An injured D. Williams/Okur/Boozer jazz team, Yao Ming/T-Mackless Rockets, and a Dumb Thugish Nuggets team… Oh please. Lakers are the heavy favorites to win it all once again and all the pressure is on them.
    Even though we didn’t have KG and Powe we didn’t make any excuses at least I didn’t. Good Job Orlando, now go out there and BEAT LA! That’s what I Say! BEAT LA!

  • “Even though we didn’t have KG and Powe we didn’t make any excuses at least I didn’t.”
    Contradiction of the day.
    On the candy.
    An elite athlete eats something like 6000-9000 kcal a day. Someone like Lamar Odom, listed at 230 lbs, is probably closer to 9000, if not more. A snickers bar is about 300 kcal. I think he can have a lot of candy before it starts affecting his game. If he keeps it up when he retires, though, he’ll probably get real fat real quick…

  • That’s one point for soccer, eating control is very strict in that sport. Maybe some NBA team should learn from that.

  • Exactly.

  • Orb

    Mauritz, I know what you’re saying, but I’m not sure you watched the piece on tv of his candy-eating. We’re talking like 4 of 5 POUNDS of candy a day. His assistant hits the grocery and buys like 30 different bags of candy, and then sets them up in the back of LO’s car for breakfast. It’s obscene, and goes waaay past filling up those extra calories. But you’re right, he’s going to look like Sir Charles about 45 minutes after he retires.

  • Agreed
    The magic have been by far the best team in these playoffs as far as im concerend, and have clearly been through the most adversity (the lakers talking about the tough adversity they have had is a joke compared to what the magic have done in this postseason)
    Lets see
    -Fell behind 2-1 to the 76ers because of igudola and thaddeus young buzzer beaters, and then needed a hedo turkoglu buzzer beater to avoid 3-1
    -Eventually came back to win that series in a blowout on the 76ers homecourt, with dwight howard suspended and courtney lee hurt
    -of course jameer nelson has been out, and he was having a breakout season
    -Having to start JJ reddick in the series against us because Lee was injured
    – losing games to the celtics they shouldve never lost, including one at home on a BBD buzzer beater
    -Losing alston for game 3, and having anthony johnson step right in and dominate
    -Beat the living shit out of us in boston, in a game 7
    – Go into cleveland, where the only lost one game all season with their starters, steal game 1, and were 1 second away from stealing game 2, which they lost on another heartbreaking buzzer beaters (thats the 4th time in the playoffs they lost at the buzzer, lol)
    – Go on to knock off the team with the leagues best record. the cavs overall record this season was 76-10…6 of those losses coming against the magic
    Yeah…anyone underestimating this team at this point hasnt been watching
    beat LA

  • Oops the cavs werent 76-10, but 76-20…my bad… with the magic responsible for 6 of the losses, you get my point

  • I just have one question. If you Celtic fans hate the Lakers so much that you change the name of your site to whomever Lakers are playing against why are you guys posting articles about our players?

  • BigMck

    Because the article makes Odom look bad. Man Kevin, you really are an idiot.

  • discipline is very important especially when you are into sport.