Found January 11, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Getting traded is just a fact of life for an NBA player.Many of the greats have been traded such as Patrick Ewing, Hakeem Olajuwon, George Gervin and Shaquille O'Neal. It just happens, and like they say in the NBA, it's just business. But not for new Dallas Maverick's forward Lamar Odom. According to Charles Barkley, he thinks Odom is just not over getting traded from the Lakers.   Lamar Odom is just mentally out of it. It's like he was so offended that the Lakers wanted to trade him - it's like he's not there right now. He's a real good player. But it seems like he went through a divorce ... and he's just out of it. He's not even close to being the same guy. And he's a heck of a guy. But it seems like he was so shook up and he hasn't snapped out of it.   Odom's stats so far in this shortened season pale in comparison to his stint last season with the Lakers. Currently, he is averaging 6.7 points while shooting 28% from the field ...

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