With each passing day, it looks more and more like Lamar Odom will never get over the Lakers trading him. Odom has played 13 games with the Mavericks and was traded over a month ago, but it is obvious that he is still furious with the way things ended in Los Angeles. We already know Odom was upset by the trade, as evidenced by the fact that he was nearly in tearswhen discussing it a while back. In case you needed any more reason to believe that he took the trade extremely personally, Odom blasted the Lakers front office a bit more over the weekend.
From Larry Brown Sports
When a new player comes to town, it’s obviously important that he and his coach get along. The relationship between a player and coach can determine whether or not a smooth transition is in order, but with someone like Lamar Odom there’s more to it. Considering Odom is not only a celebrity in the sporting world but also a celebrity in Hollywood, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle needs to get along with his wife as well. As we all know, Odom is married to a Kardashian. That’s like being a part of a royal family, right?
“I will say this: Khloe’s my favorite Kardashian” Carlisle said according to the Dallas Morning News. “She’s the coolest. Carlisle was then asked if he’d go on the Kardashian’s show, to which he replied: “I’ve never been one to rule anything out. I would guess it would be a long shot to be asked.”
Rick keeps up with the Kardashians? I never would have guessed that. He obviously isn’t basing his opinion on looks, but that’s alright. At least he and Lamar can get off on the right foot. If Odom feels like he isn’t thrilled with show business like he said before, maybe Carlisle can stand in for a few episodes. You can tell he’s fishing around for an invite.
The Lakers, who get a first-round draft pick in 2012 from Dallas, lose a versatile big man who was a strong locker-room presence and last season’s sixth man of the year.
The Lakers made a trade Saturday, but it wasn’t for Chris Paul or Dwight Howard.
Two days after getting rebuffed by the NBA in an apparent deal
for Paul, the Lakers sent forward Lamar Odom to Dallas for the Mavericks’ first-round pick in the 2012 amateur draft.
Forget Kobe. Heck, forget LA.
How about this statement from their coach?
After suffering the first sweep of his career, in the second round, no less,
Phil Jackson said, “It feels good that we ended the season, to be honest with you.”
Wow. If there are any Laker fans still out there, remember you have some things to think about when imagining if your team can get better for next year. You will need a new coach, and there seems to be a small matter of the expiring collective bargaining agreement and the lockout that’s presumably coming afterward.
The Dallas Mavs did the unthinkable. A 4 game sweep of the Lakers.
Basketball in Dallas is sweet right now.