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Beam Me Up, Scottie

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Since the day Lamar Odom was drafted, we've been hearing the same thing: "He's the next Scottie Pippen." So, when Lamar Odom was traded to the Lakers a year ago, we all thought it might work out. Kobe, after all is like Michael Jordan. Odom could be like Pippen. And poof! You have the old Chicago Bulls.

With Phil Jackson coaching the team, we're hearing the comparison more.