Monday, 9 April 2012
Lamar Odom & the Dallas Mavericks part ways
The Dallas Mavericks and Lamar reached an agreement on Monday that will let Odom leave the team without getting released.
In Odom's only season this year with the Mavs he played his worst season of his career posting career lows in every single statistical category you can think of. Now I understand he's gone through many personal tragedies in his life, but the way he handled his Mavs tenure really irked me. Last season with the Lakers, he won the Sixth Man of the year which is given out to the best bench player in the NBA.
His downward spiral all began just before this season when the Lakers attempted to trade him to the Hornets, only for the deal to be called off by NBA comissionar David Stern. As word was got around that a trade was getting worked out, Odom acted like a complete baby by crying on a LA radio station about his displeasure in getting traded from the Lakers of whom he had spent his last 7 seasons with. The Lakers then traded him a couple days later to the Mavericks where he just spent the past four months of his abismal season acting like he didn't have a care in the world.
I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy for Lamar. If he wanted to take time off basketball he should have done that without causing the Mavericks organization a headache all these months. Now they can breath a sigh of relief as Lamar will no longer suit up for them, so they can now concentrate on defending their NBA Championship. Good riddance.