The Mavs will place Odom on the inactive list for the remainder of the season.
“Lammy” as those who watch Khloe and Lamar would refer to him as, needs the remainder of the season to clear his head after career-low numbers after leaving the Los Angeles Lakers.
There is no reason to not like Lamar Odom, no matter the team you root for. Sure he may be involved with the Kardashian’s but let’s not hold that against him.
The former Los Angeles Lakers sixth man of the year is passionate, dedicated and a hard worker. His struggles this year could be more mind over matter than deteriorating skills.
After the reality set in that Odom was to be traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the New Orleans Hornets he felt disrespected.
“It wasn’t about going to New Orleans. It was just about how they did it,” Odom said. “I felt a little disrespected. After being here for so long and going through so many things, I felt like they could have just told me and I probably would have accepted it. If someone is telling you that you can’t be here or there’s no more room for you, you got to understand that. I think because it’s just how they did it is the reason why I took it so personal.”
It’s obvious now that the Lakers are much worse without Odom.
His first season in Dallas didn’t go as planed either.
The 32 year-old Odom was well below his career averages in nearly every statistic before being placed inactive.
As a sixth man for the Lakers he averaged 32 minutes per game and this season he is only on the court 21 minutes a game.
The 13-year veteran contemplated retirement after the proposed trade and it’s obvious his heart and soul, what got him here in the first place, is no longer on the court.