Truth & Rumors > NBA

After argument, Cuban pans investment in Odom

Views
29652
Comments
77

08:04 AM ET 04.11 | Slowly but surely, Lamar Odom's approach had worn thin in Dallas, but it was a final clash with the owner that sealed his fate. Mark Cuban's frustration level hit the breaking point Saturday in Memphis. It was a scene the owner described in vivid detail before Tuesday's game against Sacramento, when he called the exodus of Odom "addition by subtraction." Cuban said he was in the visitor's locker room at halftime Saturday and asked Odom, who had played four pitiful first-quarter minutes, a simple question: "Are you in or are you out?" "He said: 'Stop playing games,'" Cuban said. "I said, 'I guess you're out.'" ... "Did I get my money's worth? No. I don't know that the word's 'cheated.' But did I get my money's worth? No."

The Dallas Morning News

Lamar Odom, Icon Sports Lamar Odom, Icon Sports
April 11, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Did Odom get his money's worth?

I'd say so.



Good riddance...

Comment #2 has been removed
April 11, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Nobody hits on a business decision 100% of the time. Cuban can make up for this blunder in free agency.

April 11, 2012  08:32 AM ET

bad move by the Mavs of getting Odom, i told you Odom was a spy sent by the Lakers.
Now its Fisher's turn to ruin the Thunder

Comment #5 has been removed
April 11, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Loser

April 11, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Trade him to Minnesota. Chloe will love it there.

April 11, 2012  08:54 AM ET

I never understood that move in the first place for the Mavs. For the lakers I got it. Odom, just go back to LA where u are beloved... get your 6 man award again next year.

Comment #9 has been removed
April 11, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Cuban got rid of Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler, and J.J. Barea. The Mavs weren't going anywhere anyway; however in this case Cuban was right. I don't care how upset Odom was about being traded. With the money these guys make, he could have played in Dallas and still lived in LA. No excuse for giving less than 100% effort.

April 11, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I never understood that move in the first place for the Mavs. For the lakers I got it. Odom, just go back to LA where u are beloved... get your 6 man award again next year.

More I read from the Laker faithful... the less I buy that "beloved" thing...

Might have been more a case of Phil getting the most out of Odom than anything else.

April 11, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Cuban really ruined this team.

what? more like he is planning for the future.

April 11, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Mark Cuban's never been one to mince words! I've always liked his style!

April 11, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Just Come Back To LA, Bro.

April 11, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

what? more like he is planning for the future.

Please! Explain how you plan for the future by not resigning the core of a championship team.

April 11, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

bad move by the Mavs of getting Odom, i told you Odom was a spy sent by the Lakers.
Now its Fisher's turn to ruin the Thunder

Dude, keep it to yourself. We don't want San Antonio to get suspicious when we send them Metta World Peace as a gift!

April 11, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Please! Explain how you plan for the future by not resigning the core of a championship team.

I think that was everyone's question when he sent them packing!

April 11, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Please! Explain how you plan for the future by not resigning the core of a championship team.

Simple...

Resigning all three would have placed the Mavericks in Salary Cap purgatory. As you noted in #10, Cuban made the correct decision.

He has the flexibility to make a splash this summer (DWill) while maintaining some level of cost sanity.

That's about as much planning "for the future" as he can do at this point. And the team is still competitive... particularly with the Black Cloud having been expunged.

This year is about getting to the tournament... roll the dice once you get there but GET THERE!!!

April 11, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Just Come Back To LA, Bro.

According to his wife... he already is.

 
Comment #20 has been removed

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Bryant headed back to Germany
    Views
    3136
    Comments
    926
  2. 2
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    2820
    Comments
    866
  3. 3
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    2446
    Comments
    527
  4. 4
    Shakeup looms for White Sox
    Views
    5195
    Comments
    332
  5. 5
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    2251
    Comments
    139

SI.com

SI Photos