The Los Angeles Lakers have traded away last year’s sixth man of the year. The Lakers traded Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. In return the Lakers get the Mavericks first round pick in the 2012 NBA draft. They will also receive an unspecified draft pick.
Many Laker players and fans were not happy with this trade. Especially the Lakers star Kobe Bryant. The following was Bryant’s reaction to the Lakers trading Odom.
“I don’t like it. To be honest with you, I don’t like it. I’ve known Lamar for a long time and for the team itself, he’s meant a lot. From a team chemistry standpoint, he was great at bringing guys together and things of that nature. I trust that management knows what they’re doing. I’ll let them doing their jobs. I won’t get in the way of it. It’s tough. … ”You’re talking about the Sixth Man of the Year last year. He played lights out. I don’t understand the criticism of the reality shows and this and that. I don’t get it. I don’t understand that. He ha