Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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Even in professional sports, where the greatest athletes in the world are compensated like CEO's of Fortune 500 companies to play a child's game, sometimes feelings still get hurt for reasons that have nothing to do with bank accounts. Lamar Odom was once figured to be a key piece in a trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. That trade didn't happen, but that didn't make Odom feel any better about it. As a result, he requested a trade away from a team who employed him during the most productive seasons of his career. And as a result of that, the player that Dallas eventually did get is still kind of out. After being named the NBA's 6th Man of the Year last season, following two years when he helped Kobe's Lakers win two championships, Lamar is currently averaging 6 points and 5 rebounds on 31% shooting from the floor so far with the Dallas Mavericks. Not the type of numbers Dallas had hoped for, nor is it the type of production we've come to expect from the versatile ...
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