[photogallerylink id=70331 align=left]Lamar Odom has officially QUIT the Dallas Mavericks! He just packed up his things and family, and JUST announced he is leaving! Saying he has left his heart and head in L.A…
Lamar has stated:
“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.”
This season of “Khloe & Lamar” expresses Lamar’s inner battle with being traded to Dallas and its hardships. Thus, his leave isn’t TOO shocking, but in mid season? AND just a great plater? Many NBA fans are shocked…
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.