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Odom: Lakers should admit they wanted him gone

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10:31 AM ET 03.18 | Lamar Odom hasn't played up to his talent -- or his employer's expectations -- this season. He'll admit that much. What he disputes, however, is that he's lost his passion for basketball after joining the Dallas Mavericks. "If it wasn't still there, I wouldn't be playing," Odom said. "I would be doing something else after some of the things that I experienced." His commitment also has been questioned: Odom sought a buyout from the Mavericks last month, but was rebuffed by owner Mark Cuban and general manager Donnie Nelson, a league source said. The Lakers initially tried to trade Odom to the New Orleans Hornets in a deal for Chris Paul in December. The proposed trade upset Odom, and after the NBA vetoed the deal, Lakers officials said Odom told them he wanted out of L.A. Odom now says the trade wasn't his doing. "Everybody knows that," he said. "It was something that they were willing to get done no matter what. I think it is OK for them to admit that."

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March 18, 2012  10:37 AM ET

Odom should quit his damn crying and play basketball...

March 18, 2012  10:41 AM ET

What a f*%king p*ssy.

March 18, 2012  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Odom should quit his damn crying and play basketball...

I agree, Odom should be blaming Sterns instead of the Lakers. Time to move on Lamar!!!

March 18, 2012  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

What a f*%king p*ssy.

I'll be so damn happy when this season is over and his pitiful **** is gone!

March 18, 2012  11:08 AM ET

Shame he's become such a Prima Donna.

March 18, 2012  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Shame he's become such a Prima Donna.

he really has. khloe must have his balls in her purse.

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March 18, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Hey everybody, guess what? we're all gonna say the same thing concerning Odom so this blog should'nt take a 1000 comments to get our points across......we all know Odom is a quiter and a cry'er so whats the point.

March 18, 2012  11:18 AM ET

Dallas is happy to see you gone after this season!

March 18, 2012  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hey everybody, guess what? we're all gonna say the same thing concerning Odom so this blog should'nt take a 1000 comments to get our points across......we all know Odom is a quiter and a cry'er so whats the point.

So we all agree that the Lakers were smart to dump this guy????

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March 18, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Hey everybody, guess what? we're all gonna say the same thing concerning Odom so this blog should'nt take a 1000 comments to get our points across......we all know Odom is a quiter and a cry'er so whats the point.

But... it's kind of like being the kid with the stick under the bee hive.





It's just way too tempting.

March 18, 2012  11:30 AM ET
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Everyone knows that Cleveland is the best city in the world. It is young and vibrant like its team the Cavaliers. New York is old and boring like the Knicks.

Based on all of the Knicks threads of late (past two months), I'd say the Knicks, and certainly New Yorks are a far cry from being boring. Cleveland?........I have no comment..........this certainly speaks volumes.

March 18, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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Everyone knows that Cleveland is the best city in the world. It is young and vibrant like its team the Cavaliers. New York is old and boring like the Knicks.

Huh?? Are you drinking already this morning???

March 18, 2012  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So we all agree that the Lakers were smart to dump this guy????

yep!

March 18, 2012  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Is Odom a d*mn basketball player or an upset teenager? Grow up and get over it Lamar! I feel sorry for the Mavs because he is just stealing money right now.

should be a capital offense.

March 18, 2012  11:50 AM ET

A lot of people criticize Jim Buss including me but I have to say that so far his moves are working fine.
Odom is a good example. We all thought the lakers FO was nuts but now we can see it was a great move saving almost $9m. This guy is just too much drama.

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March 18, 2012  12:24 PM ET

REALLY BRO TAKE YOU **** BACK TO LA , MAYBE KLOE CAN WORK ! DALLAS DOESN'T NEED YOU ,

 
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