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Is Lamar Odom's NBA Career Over?

Sports 2012/04/10 16:00:00
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What a difference a season or two makes. Lamar Odom was riding high as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a major part of two NBA Championship teams. He even won Sixth Man of the Year, for most valuable player coming off the bench. Now Odom is inactive the rest of the season with the Dallas Mavericks -- and his NBA career is in jeopardy. Wait — what?

Odom was traded to the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks this season. It was a move that was supposed to give the Mavericks depth and another scoring threat, considering Odom's credentials and the fact he played on the same Lakers team Dallas eliminated last postseason. Surely, the Mavericks figured having a former key Lakers player would only help their chances should they meet Kobe Bryant and company in the playoffs. It was a good idea on paper. On the court? Another story.

After posting career-low numbers and the defending champs overall underachieving this season, the decision was mutually made by the Mavericks and Odom to part ways. Technically, Odom is still part of the team, but he is inactive the rest of the season. Unfortunately for him, his hopes to play again this season are out the window because even if a team traded for him, he'd be ineligible for the playoffs.

Whether it's personal problems (such as his rumored split with famous wife Khloe Kardashian), injuries we don't know about, or a little bit of both, there are enough signs based on media reports that the Odom we all knew from the Lakers' championship teams may never return. When Odom was traded from LA, he admitted he was heartbroken. Whether his heart was ever in Dallas is up for debate. Do you think Lamar Odom's NBA career is over?

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  • MrFabulous47 2012/04/10 17:27:48
    Yes
    MrFabulous47
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    Did you say dumb?? If he ain't done he should be. This guy has had all the skills in the world and hasn't even come close to fulfilling his potential. I watched him when he was at Xavier & he was an underachieving baby. Same thing as a pro. Guy should be putting up 20/10 every night & what's he giving Dallas...6 & 4?? He's a clown. Take your Sasquatch looking wife with you back to LA where you can knock her big bottom out and take part in what you are best at...........Reality TV! Why do the Kardashian girls all have the Jungle Fever??
  • Lois Gr... MrFabul... 2012/04/11 15:15:46
    Lois Griffin
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    Kourtney doesn't! Her SOB bf is a white dude. He's a f'g douchebag.
  • Katharine 2012/04/10 17:21:13
  • boneman1 2012/04/10 17:18:17
    No
    boneman1
    There will be somebody dumb enough to give him a deal just because of his size.
  • Sterling 2012/04/10 17:04:12
    Yes
    Sterling
    +1
    For a few shorts years he was the most underrated player in the NBA, now he's just old. Hit the road big guy.
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/04/10 17:00:16
    No
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +2
    possibly trying to get back to LA
  • Mike 2012/04/10 16:33:13
    Yes
    Mike
    Who cares
  • dv 2012/04/10 16:12:43
    Yes
    dv
    +2
    Yes was he ever anywhere? He sucks like his wife and Inlaws sadly

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