Posted on Mon Apr 9, 2012 09:52 AM PDT
Just four months after joining the Dallas Mavericks, Lamar Odom announced today that he will no longer be playing for the NBA team.
"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 told ESPN in a statement Monday. "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."
Odom saw significantly less playing time with the Mavs, and during his brief tenure with the team, he was temporarily reassigned to Dallas' D-League (development league) "to tend to personal matters."
ESPN reports that Odom will likely be listed as inactive for the remainder of the season, and the Mavs can trade him when the season ends. Maybe he'll come back to Los Angeles? After all, he played for the Lakers from 2006-2011, and he previously played for the Clippers for 3 seasons, so it's definitely a possibility. Either way, we have to wonder how wife Khloe Kardashian feels about this ... or if she influenced his decision at all?
Where do you think Lamar will play next?
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