Lamar Odom Is Headed For Texas
Los Angeles Lakers announced on Sunday evening that they’d traded The Sixth Man and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks.
The deal was announced three days after Odom learned Los Angeles was attempting to trade him in a megadeal for New Orleans superstar Chris Paul.
Odom was last year’s Sixth Man of the Year, at the opening day of the Laker’s training camp he also requested a trade and now he’s headed to the team that beat the Lakers in the second round of last season’s playoffs and later won the championship.
His former teammate Kobe Bryant also commented to the Associated Press on his teams choice to trade Lamar.
“It’s tough to lose Lamar,”
“I don’t like it … to be honest with you, I don’t like it.”
He was also asked if the Lakers had become fed up with Lamar’s camera time on the Kardashians show and if it had any effect on Lamars on court performance.
Kobe shot back, “You’re talking about the Sixth Man of the Year last year … he played lights out. I don’t understand the criticism of reality shows and this, that and the other.”
He added, “I don’t get it. I don’t understand that. He had his best season last season, clearly it wasn’t a distraction, and he played his ass off. I don’t get where that comes from.”
The Lakers have been in a long quest time and time again for the NBA championship. They always try to attain it by letting go of players and picking up new ones, when in fact they should be concentrating more on working with the talent they already have and making them operate as a unit.
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