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On Monday the Dallas Mavericks and two-time NBA Champion and 2011 Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom parted ways with Odom becoming officially deactivated for the remainder of the season and playoffs. Odom will still be under contract with the Mavs until the off-season but will not be eligible to compete in any games for Dallas or any other franchise as the deadline to sign players that can be active in the playoffs passed on March 23. Considering Odom's immense talent, this is not a common move for a team like the Mavericks who are defending the banner they hung in the rafters of the American Airlines Center in Dallas signifying their NBA Finals victory over the Miami Heat last June. But to anyone following the Mavericks and the NBA, this really doesn't come as too big of a surprise. This had been building all season and there are many factors at play here, so where do we point the finger?Lamar Odom: Not too many people knew this before this whole ordeal began, but Lamar Odom...
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More details regarding Lamar Odom's untimely exit from Dallas are emerging, and it would seem that an argument with team owner Mark Cuban was the final straw.
Odom really should've just left the airport in this outfit.
It was much suspected that the main reason Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks marriage lasted only a few days longer than Khloe’s sister Kim Kardashian’s was because Odom’s heart was still with in Los Angeles. Well, Odom’s outfit departing Dallas for good certainly didn’t help put those rumors to rest....
DALLAS (AP) -- Mark Cuban says Lamar Odom wasn't committed to the Dallas Mavericks.
In his first public comments since Odom and the team parted ways, the Mavericks owner said Tuesday night that it was time to move on.
Cuban acknowledged the end came after Odom's four uninspired minutes Saturday night at Memphis. At halftime, Cuban asked Odom like he had several times previously...
The only explanation Charles Barkley can come up with for Lamar Odom‘s short stint in Dallas is the 13-year veteran never got over his divorce with the Lakers. But it disgusts Barkley the Mavericks are on the hook for the remainder of Odom’s salary.
“I always pull for the players, but the fact that they’ve got to pay him, I think is a joke,” Barkley said during his...
One of the biggest scams in the history of DFW sports has come to a close. Lamar Odom played the Dallas Mavericks in every conceivable manner, with considerable help from owner Mark Cuban.
Yes, it was Cuban who finally banished Odom from the team Monday after the two had a confrontation at halftime of a game in Memphis. But it's not like Odom's uninspired play was a new...
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Lamar Odom had a heated halftime confrontation which led to the team and player to part ways, ESPN Dallas reported.
"Well, yeah," Cuban said when asked if that interaction was the breaking point. "Just his response to it. Everybody goes through ups and downs. Every player does. We tried to put him in a position to succeed. You...
After going through a turbulent season and being exiled from the Dallas Mavericks, Lamar Odom will be a free agent and will be looking to catch on with another NBA team. Despite being a headcase and having some baggage, Odom will be a highly sought after player. Not in a Deron Williams sense but there will be plenty of teams vying for his services.
One of those teams could be...
As time goes on, so does the comments about Lamar Odom, Mark Cuban spoke prior to the Dallas Mavericks – Sacramento Kings game Tuesday night: “I just asked him, does he want to go for it or not? Is he in or is he out? I think he thought we were playing poker. I just [...]
Don’t you love hearing reports about things that coulda, woulda, shoulda happened? This is the latest from I AM A GM concerning that voided out deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers and Lamar Odom to the Hornets: Sources close to the situation say that Odom would likely have landed with the New [...]
Ok, so he really said that it's a "joke" that the Mavs have to pay Lamar Odom to sit on the couch at home and eat buckets of fatty foods with his gigantic wife, but anytime Sir Charles disagrees with something I imagine him saying "Turrible".
Charles Barkley says Lamar Odom had a difficult time adjusting to life in Dallas because he was suffering from a divorce.
Not a divorce from his reality TV star wife Khloe Kardashian but a divorce from his former NBA team.
During a local radio interview on Wednesday, the TNT NBA analyst and Hall of Fame player said Odom never reached his potential with the Mavericks because his...
Okay, so the big part isn’t actually mysterious at all. He sucks. In fact, as pointed out by Mavericks play-by-play announcer Mark Followill, Odom saw a .178 drop (.530 to .352) in his shooting percentage from the 2010-11 season to this year. That the largest decrease from one season to the next ever. EVER. He [...]
The Lamar Odom era in Dallas was a perfect example of a potentially great trade gone horribly wrong. The Mavericks gave up hardly anything to bring Odom on board. With his playoff experience and veteran poise, many expected Odom to turn into a tremendous role player for the defending champions. Instead, he never got over the fact that the Lakers shipped him off. Dallas has ruled...
Lamar Odom had an exchange with Mark Cuban during halftime of Saturday's game against Memphis.