Leavin' the D: Lamar Odom dropped from the Mavericks
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom will be heading back to Cali -- at least for awhile -- now that he's been dropped from the Dallas Mavericks. Is Odom hanging up his basketball shoes for good? Read on to find out.
"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," Odom, 32, told ESPN in a Monday statement. "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."
Kardashian and Odom made the emotional move to the Big D after the Los Angeles Lakers traded him away in January. It was obvious that his heart really wasn't in it — he missed multiple games and practices for "family problems" and was then dropped to their farm team, the Texas Legends.
It wasn't like the team didn't try to make Odom and his famous bride feel comfortable, though. "We will make it as easy as possible for [the cameras]," Mavs owner Mark Cuban told reporters after Odom's trade. "But they wouldn't have access to the locker room beyond what we give other media."
Much of the new season of the couple's reality show, Khloe and Lamar, focuses on their adjustment to their new city.
So, is Odom done balling for good? Maybe — or maybe not. The Mavericks haven't officially dropped him, instead opting to list him as "inactive" so they can trade him to another team later this year. Here's hoping they trade him to a team in a relatively small city — like the Charlotte Bobcats or the Oklahoma City Thunder -- so Kardashian and Odom have plenty more "drama" for their reality show.
Rich people problems are just the worst, huh?