LAMAR ODOM OFFICIALLY LEAVES THE DALLAS MAVERICKS
As we began to see on “Khloe & Lamar”, Lamar was not vibing right with his new team, The Dallas Mavericks, but as of now that is no more. Lamar and wife Khloe packed up their things and headed back home to LA.
Odom released this public statement,
“The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team.I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
Sources said Monday that Odom’s departure will be immediate and that the Mavericks intend to simply list him as inactive for the rest of the season instead of outright releasing him, leaving open the possibility that they could still trade him after the season in conjunction with the draft. Any team that has Odom on its roster as of June 29 must buy him out by that date for $2.4 million or otherwise accept responsibility for the full $8.2 million that Odom is scheduled to earn in 2012-13.
Odom will not be at practice Monday, sources said, after he was given just four first-quarter minutes of playing time Saturday night in Memphis, accounting for the low point of a consistently rocky season in Dallas following his trade in December from the Los Angeles Lakers.
I hope things get better with Lamar’s career, but to look on the bright side we can always see him in “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” & my fave “Khloe & Lamar”. Im sure we will be getting many glimpses of him just as we saw him centered in the promo pics for the upcoming season 7.