Odom to London?

Lamar Odom said he hopes to be picked to join Team USA for the 2012 London Olympics after helping to lead the Americans to the World Championships last month in Turkey. He also said he hopes to win as many international championships and NBA titles as possible. He’s not bashful about being greedy when the championships are decided. Here’s more from the Lakers’ versatile forward:

“I want more of everything. I want it all. I want a gold in the Olympics, as many rings as I can get, because you don’t know how long this is going to last. Wanna keep racking ’em up. I’m not sure (about London), but hopefully.”

Asked to compare winning NBA titles for the Lakers and a world title for the U.S., he said: “It’s a different kind of pride. You’re standing on the podium and your flag is being raised, your head can go off. This is a grind and winning the NBA championship is a little different, but at the end of the day, winning is winning. If you’re a winner and you’ve won before you can understand how it feels and you can appreciate it.”

Asked if greed was good, he said: “Yeah, why not. We’re sportsman. We can get as much as we can get. If we can get it, because when it’s over, it’s over.”

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