Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/12/12
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 development. After he was sent packing (with pay), reports surfaced that he was habitually late for team activities and displayed a general attitude of insolence around his teammates. Outside of one memorable quote, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle was forced to repeatedly attempt to make this situation work. We don't know what went on behind closed doors, but it appeared Carlisle was powerless to discipline Odom for his weaksauce approach. And now that he's gone, even some of his friends in the business seem disgusted by his actions. "I always pull for the players, but the fact that they've got to pay him, I think is ...
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