Found March 25, 2012 on Players View:

DALLAS- Say what you want about Mavericks owner Mark Cuban; just don’t call him disloyal. Yesterday, he admitted that he spoke with troubled forward Lamar Odom before they defeated the Rockets.

But that is where the details begin and end. Cuban knows how to play the media game and he knows that after Odom was benched by coach Rick Carlisle that he had to give up something.

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