06:41 AM ET 01.14 | Not surprisingly, Mavericks forward Lamar Odom caught public flak for telling a Sports Illustrated reporter after Wednesday's game in Boston: "I'm not prepared, I guess, to play. I don't know if there is anything more to say.'' Before tonight's game against Milwaukee, Odom said he was just being honest with the reporter about off-the-court, offseason issues that affected his preparation for the season. Odom said he doesn't appreciate having his honesty backfire by having one quote singled out above the rest. "Things happened to me that took me away from the game," Odom said. "Some people might look at it as 'You just chose not to do anything.' And that's not right. "And that's not right for him (the writer) to kind of put that in the air, not when I'm being honest with him in what's going on in my life. It was a cheap shot. That was bad writing. It was unfair. Unjust."