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04/09/2012

That was fun: Mavericks break up with the Kardashians & Lamar Odom

Lamar_odom_mavericksThis is a developing story, but this morning according to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks and Lamar Odom have parted ways.

Can't say this is a huge shock, considering how much Mavs coach Rick Carlisle appeared to be visibly tired of this player, what a giant distraction Odom had become and how shockingly little he produced. I thought the Mavs would hang on to Odom merely to have his contract to trade in the coming off season.

Odom was so bad the team couldn't wait to try the addition by subtraction method.

In 50 games this season Odom averages 20.5 minutes, 6.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.9 steals. Remember, it was just last year he was the NBA's 6th Man of the Year. This is easily the worst season of his career. Odom played just four minutes against the Grizzles on Saturday night.

Somewhere, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is smiling. He knew what he was doing when he dumped Odom on the defending NBA champs for a first-round pick.

Odom never wanted to be here and his game and body language screamed it from the time he arrived. It never changed.

Carlisle was clearly sick of this guy, and you can't blame him. Since the failed D-League experiment last month, Carlisle said he wanted to see Odom play like his pants were on fire. Odom just played like he was exstinguished.

The bummer is no more Khloe at the games.

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Comments

Kelly

Dude - did you see Lamar & Khloe last night? I like Lamar a lot, but he totally puddled when he moved to Dallas. I guess he is an El Lay Snob. Now what for him? Please post your predictions.

merritt

His career is problbly over and his fat azz wife will dump his azz before long.

Employee of the Month

I'm shocked they traded for him and even more shocked they are getting rid of him. It makes no sense. What is Cuba thinking????? Who gives up a first round draft pick for this guy? And why not at least hang on for the salary at the end of the season. Amazing. Is Dallas intentionally tanking it??? I don't get it. I love coach C but the rest of the moves are a mystery. I'm gonna be really interested to see how we finish out the season and what we have up our sleeve in the off season. Crazy. (And yes, I hope the 'Khloe & Lamar' show gets cancelled)

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