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Odom goes Rick Ross, calls Matt Barnes a "Monkey"

Mar 7, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

When 50 cent was feuding with Rick Ross (is there anybody 50 hasn’t feuded with?), Ross called him “a monkey.”

Lamar Odom is a bit of a hip-hop historian, and he went there with Matt Barnes.

After the Lakers 96-94 loss when Barnes was in Kobe’s face all game, Bryant was answering questions about Barnes (“he’s entertaining”) when nearby Odom called out “he’s a monkey.”

Needless to say, the number of 40-year-old white reporters in the locker room that get hip hop references is about the same as the ones that would have known what was colored into Ron Artest’s hair (if he had not tweeted out the entire process).

But at least the Orange County Register’s Kevin Ding knew to ask.

“That’s an inside joke,” Odom said. “The rappers that are feuding with each other, Rick Ross and 50 Cent … they’re feuding with each other. That’s an inside joke with this team. Matt Barnes is a cool dude. If I call him a monkey, I don’t mean it. If I call him a superhero or a wrestling figure, I don’t mean it.

“He did what he had to do. He played a great game. He got the crowd involved. Basketball’s entertaining, as well. He did a great job for his team today.”

But Odom also took note in case they meet again.

“He picked the right game to act tough.”

  1. huh? - Mar 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    People still watch this sport ? Hahahaa The WWF is only half as staged as this garbage is nowadays. I wonder who the league ‘wants’ to be champs this year ?

  2. huh? - Mar 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Mentioning that the WWF is half as staged as the NBA would qualify as “people are still incredibly stupid.” Or at least you are. Lol.

  3. Bizzle - Mar 8, 2010 at 12:50 AM

    I find it hilarious that people who don’t watch the NBA come and post at an NBA blog. People are stupid.

  4. Schmitty - Mar 8, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    If you watch wrestling you’re a lame. period. Theres no arguing it, because the only other people that would even listen to your argument would me other retards that watch wrestling. What are you doing commenting if you dont even watch basketball douche bag

  5. Ms. Hahahaha - Mar 8, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    I know Lamar Odom did not call Matt Barnes a “Monkey” with his ugly a**! Lamar is one of the ugliest looking NBA players of all times……YUCK!

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