The Lakers do not stand a chance of winning another NBA Championship without Lamar Odom. His ability to play several positions make him very valuable as a big man. They made him swallow his pride and be a 6th man...and he did so for the team. It appears young Bynum is still a question mark. Is he accident prone, does he have that fire inside to win? If both are true, the team needs Odom. Laker Management should also get off the dime, get rid of their ego and do the right thing for the TEAM and Los Ageles fans, who pay the bills by purchasing tickets.