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Lamar and Khloe are finally free from the Maverick plantation. Okay, maybe that can be construed as a bad old slave joke, but let’s not be so sensitive.
After being traded to the Mavs in the pre season and not really showing any interest in playing for the Mavs, the team and Odom have formally part ways.
“The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team,” Odom said in a statement to ESPN.com. “I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
The thing that is messed up here is that they could not get this done earlier in the season so Lamar could have played for another team this season, but I wouldn’t expect any thing less from Mark Cuban. There’s no way you’re going to leave his team, get paid and then go help someone else possibly win a championship.
I’m glad this is over. Now Lamar can concentrate on the next season of Khloe and Lamar (if there is one) and get ready to sign with another team next year.
Refs ain’t takin it no more!! They are tired and grumpy from this compacted NBA schedule too. 2-4 different hotels each week. Missed flights. Crabby TSA officials.
And then they have to put up with millionaire basketball players groaning and moaning about calls. ENOUGH!
Now the rumors are flying hot and heavy that Odom’s time in Dallas is done. Could a buy out be in the works in D-town? Mark Cuban doesn’t seem to think so.
“We haven’t discussed a buyout and we wouldn’t do a buyout. No chance that happens at all. We want to help Lamar work through any personal issues and expect him to be a valuable contributor to the Mavs this season. Players go through challenges from time to time and we try to be (an) organization that fully supports our players when things are challenging for them. We will do the same for Lamar.”
I like how Cuban mixes in sounding like a caring person about one of his guys, but at the same time saying “dude you are here wether you like it or not. You ain’t going nowhere!”
If you aren’t familiar with Lamar and his dad, check the video .