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04/21/2012

WHAT?! Lamar Odom says "it's too bad it couldn't work out" with the Dallas Mavericks

137242290_crop_650x440Former Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom couldn't be bothered with trying for his former employer, so instead he's making the rounds at film festivals.

Lam Lam was recently spotted at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in his hometown of New York City and he was asked about his time with the Mavericks, and the "sudden" departure.

In typical Lam Lam fashion, he was not bitter but took the Lam Lam Road of Philosophy. He told ESPN's cameras:

“It was short lived, too bad it couldn’t work out but things happen for a reason. My life has been so crazy the last couple years, as far as issues with my family, as far as going through personal tragedy. And I felt like God was saying, ‘You know what Lamar, I’m going to give you a little time. A little time to step back and soak everything in….”

I love the complete lack of self-awareness; this has nothing to do with the player himself.

He added in response to Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban's assertion that the two had a blowup at halftime of a game against Memphis shortly before he was cut, Odom said:

“It’s too bad. It’s one thing I’m not going to do is play that game… if somebody wants to take we’ll shot let them take a shot. Be a professional, be a gentleman about it and I wish them much success.”

Especially after his tenure with the Dallas Mavericks, the first word that comes to my mind when I hear the name "Lamar Odom" is "professional".

A gentleman? Yes.
A professional? No. More like professional thief.

This does not diminish some of the real issues he has faced off the court. That's his deal. But he also had a job to do, just like the rest of us. He chose not to do it.

This is a clear case of the overly-enabled, multi-millionaire, uber talented pro jock who has so much cash he simply does not have to play by the rules the vast majority of us do.  He was recently paid millions just to go away; good work if you can get it.

Some NBA GM will sign Lam Lam in the offseason because this is a very talented man, but by doing so it ensures there is no real penalty to this type of behavior.

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Comments

merritt

What is going to be the best part of this is when his FAT AZZ wife dumps his AZZ after she takes all of his money. Then he will be another broke, down and out ex-jock looking for someone to help him. This is one trade that Mark should not have made. I just hope that the cap room will help the team next season.

AKoa

Lamar is a great guy, he's tired and possibly a little down. I think he should be able to feel whatever way that he would like. The mistake has to do with LA and how they treat a long standing star when they trade him without discussion, just letting him know that he for sure is being traded. I don't think Klhoe is a bad person at all, I think they are incredibly loving and helpful to each other and want the best for each other. They are good people and I hope that he comes to the Jazz, I would actually start watching basketball regularly if we have him on the team. I wish them the very best and Lamar, I hope that you find a team that understands the amount of talent that he has and build the team in a way that he can show that talent to the fans.

haveaheart

Lamar and Khloe are beautiful people with alot of love to give. I pray everything goes great in life for them and that their dreams are fulfilled and their prayers are answered. God Bless them.

Razorback

I'm with you, AKoa; I hope he goes to "play" for the Jazz, but don't expect too much from him. Good riddance, Lamar the Loser.

Bobbi

Lamar is a standup guy. He doesn't have a lazy bone in his body. You could tell he was doing the best he could. Mark should have gave him a chance before raggin on him. Lamar's obvious a talented player. It's your loss Mark. Seems like your the one who messed up

gabe from the d

Man Lamar should come to the d. Detroit needs a good quality big man who can play defense actually.

Michelle

I pray all goes well for Lamarr and his family. In life we are have choices. Some good and some bad. Looks as if descions were made that he didn't agree with. Now he is making the RIGHT CHOICE for HIM and his family. Good Luck Lamarr!!! I have nothing but respect for you!

Michelle

Correction "All"

Jame

Just another case of 'entitlement'..I'm glad he quit, now I can watch the Mav's again! Lamar is LAZY and a big baby.

Love Kim & Klohe Forever

I hope Lamar gets back together with Reggie Bush. They were a really cute couple.

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