Originally written May 31, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Trading Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks clearly wasn’t good for anyone. The Lakers missed their Sixth Man of the Year, Odom missed L.A. and the Mavericks missed out on a legitimate chance to defend their title. That wasn’t all Odom’s fault but he clearly wasn’t happy playing in Dallas and it showed. Odom’s attitude all year got him released from the team and now the Mavericks are looking to get rid of his contract any way they can. ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith says Odom would love to return home. “(Odom) desperately wants to come back and wants to play for the Los Angeles Lakers,” said Smith. “Mike Brown desperately wants him back. He’s going to talk to Buss and Lakers hierarchy to see what they can do about getting Lamar Odom back.” If Odom were to go back to the Lakers, I guess that would show they just thought this year was a fluke and wasn’t indicative of any drop off in Lamar’s ability. I would probably agree that Dallas just wasn’t a good fit for Odom and he would play m
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