Lamar Odom Reduced to “Inactive” Status After Clash With Mark Cuban

    April 12, 2012
    Heather Campobello
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We reported to you earlier that Mavericks fans became fed up with Lamar Odom and that he disbanded from the team a few days ago. Odom is currently listed as “inactive” which means that he is still eleigible for an $8.2 million paycheck if he isn’t traded by the end of June.

The decision for the break between Odom and the Mavericks might not have been as mutual as the former player suggested. ESPN reported that Odom got into a heated confrontation with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during halftime and that was what prompted the team and player to part ways.

Cuban had this much to say, “I just asked him, does he want to go for it or not? Is he in or is he out? I think he thought we were playing poker. I just didn’t get a commitment. And that was the end.”

Tim MacMahon told ESPN in the following YouTube video that he thinks that Odom, “Never mentally committed to the team.” He went on to say that this lack of committment was a long-running issue and commended Cuban, “For his remarkable restraint putting up with him for as long as he did.”

Odom was hours late for practice on several occasions despite living only a few minutes away.

If he retires from the NBA what will he do for a career?

Alan Donahue is a writer for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and he wrote an article suggesting that Odom consider becoming a reality TV producer, host for “The X Factor,” rodeo clown, NBA analyst, or an actor.

Here is what people on Twitter have to say about Odom’s career:

Before his release, Lamar Odom had a heated exchange with Mark Cuban. Yet another example of how making Cubans mad can mess up your career.(image) 1 day ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I feel bad for Lamar Odom. Khloe Kardashin ruined his basketball career…(image) 15 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Reality tv is killing Lamar Odom’s career(image) 16 hours ago via txt ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Lamar Odom, what a sad way to end your career. Going out on the way down, rock bottom.(image) 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

dear Lamar Odom. you have a wonderful wife and a great brother-in-law in Kanye West. perhaps he can kick start your rap career.(image) 21 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Think it would be a good career move for Lamar Odom to accept a small contract and go to the Thunder. They need that big man off the bench.(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Hey Lamar Odom, just bow down and take whatever the Lakers offer you…it’s the only way to save you’re career…and marriage(image) 3 days ago via Twitter for iPad ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Lamar Odom’s Dallas career was like having a 5 year old help with chores. Moping around, making things worse until you just tell him to go.(image) 3 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • TheTruth

    I really like Lamar, I really hope that a team comes forward to pick him up. He really is a good person and a good team player. Most of you must realize how hard it is to leave a team you love, he just needed to get adjusted to the Mavericks and I don’t believe that time was given…good luck Lamar, you still have fans that love you and are rooting for you.

    • http://WedProNews AMEME

      Bull he wanted to please the Kartrashian by staying in California to be on the Kartrashina Ho Show and never played with heart !

      • Deeann

        I agree. They (Lamar & Khloe) made a fool of all of us here in Dallas. He was being paid well & a mature athlete would have at least showed up & help his team mates get some wins in a screwed up NBA season with lockout & all. I say bye,bye LamLam!

      • NeNe

        Some people are soooo ignorant. If you couldn’t say something dumb, you wouldn’t have the intelligence to speak at all. Lamar is a decent person, who I hope is married to Khloe “Till death do them part”. The Kardashians are doing their thing, don’t be jealous, try to do yours. Lamar, I do hope you get your mojo back. I understand how hard it was on you to leave the Lakers. The devil is always busy, as is evidenced by some of these imbecile comments.

        • http://www.webpronews.com/author/chris-richardson Chris Richardson

          What “thing” are the Kardashians doing aside from whoring themselves out to any reality show that comes their way?

          • Bob

            Time to go wash Lamar’s socks and lick his boots. Maybe he will give you some of his used paper towels for you to worship.

        • Kim

          Please…you are such a stupid idiot! Do us all a favor your 15 minutes are almost up…HATER!!! GO AND GET AN EDUCATION…

          • Bob

            I agree.

    • yorgo

      Thanks honey I’ll be home @ 5:00, how are Kris and Bruce taking this?

  • http://WedProNews AMEME

    Odd How any guy that hook’s up with a Kartrashians lands up unemployed! Leave That Trash and Regain Your Place in BasketBall ASAP !

  • http://aol.com Florence

    I am praying for you and Khloe,you are a great man,keep your head high,God will never forsake is own.

  • TrillionSchiffer

    Not a fan of Kardash. W/ that said. This has nothing to do with them. Lamar got a mental shock that he didn’t get over in time, at least not in time to actually be effective. His career was basketball, and above ALL its a business. Him being traded was a “business decision”. That doesn’t lighten the blow, but at least he could grasp it. He is not the first to be traded, and he won’t be the last. Why is it hitting him SO hard and to point that it is effecting his career like this I don’t know. The mavericks is a great team, Dallas a great city, I don’t see a lost. No he has to search for another team to make a home for his FAMILY!. I got love for ya L.O but seriously, MAN UP!. The best thing you can do, is take your new team to the championship!. That would the the biggest HAHA you can give. Your success is what you feed your enemies, let them always see you shining brightly and surrounded the by all those who love you!. And like I said, it was business, so make them look at all your new success as if they made the worst business mistake of their lives!.

    • Barbara

      I think it has more to do with the childhood. He did not have a stable family when he was a kid and he thought the Lakers where his family now and he is suffering because he has never healed the crap that happened in his childhood. I think if his mother were still alive he would have delt with the trade alot differently. I dont think this had much to do with his wife or her family but more to do with his past. LO has always been about recreating a family so he can heal from the past. I think he should take some time and see a therapist.

  • eric

    We can use U In CLEVELAND?????????????

  • Catherine

    Lamar,welcome home. You are a Laker for life.They need you.It’s not the same without you.You and Kobe need to work your magic,pray and come home.

    • Bob

      Late for work, bad attitude…perfect fit for the Lakers.

  • Jerome Robinson

    Lesson #1 from Lamar to other players; Don’t demand to be traded by a class A team who stuck by you through your struggles and made you a two-time champion just because your name came up in trade talks and you feel “disrepected.”


  • Jerome Robinson

    Of couse, the above-cited “Class A team” is none other than the best organization in basketball… LAKERS!!!

    • Bob

      The Lakers suck. Kobe Bryant is an arrogant, self centered child who sulks when his team loses, while blaming his teammates.

      I don’t even like NBA thug ball…but I do enjoy reading about the Lakers losing and watching Kobe pout on ESPN. At least his wised up and left him.

  • VCD

    Well this is what happens when you leave the woman you promised to marry for another woman. Karma is a B%&$*!! Never liked him for that. His ex was WAAAYYYY prettier than Kardashian.

  • Lakers fan

    This should be a wake up call for Lakers organization and they should bring him back. Come back to L.A. Lamar. We love you here.

    And another thing why do people blame Khloe for all this. They are married and seem happy. Leave their marriage out of this. One has nothing to do with the other (I mean marriage and basketball).

  • Boo Boo Boo

    Crybaby “Lam, Lam” has allowed himself to be emasculated by the Kartrashians and he has ruined his basketball career. He has been very well paid and should have saved enough money to ensure himself and his children a decent income for life.

    He does not “deserve” any further career. He can get a job like anyone else. Maybe he can sell basketball shoes in a sporting goods store. He needs to get out of public view and divorce that awful Khloe Kardashian Odum along with the rest of that family of gypsys.

  • Kim

    This is about the game, as much as I hate the Karwhoesians, this is really about his playing ability now. His ego is hurt, but this too shall pass, get back in the game. Focus on you and leave Chris Jenner and her merryband of hookers that target professional bball players alone. She is basically a pimp of her daughters what a scumbag. I am just saying thou’ it is very sad to watch, so I turned the channel.

  • deevab

    Ridiculous give the man a BREAK he is his own person so don’t blame the FAMILY or Khloe!

    He will figure it out!

  • http://google c4tee

    I think Lamar was very much affected by the Lakers insensitivity in the manner in which he was traded. I have nothing negative to say about Lamar, I wish him and his wife the best. I only hope he invests his money wisely and prepare for the future.

  • Debbie

    Lamar odom hasn’t figured out a couple things yet. 1) he is married to a matriarcal clan. They rule, and the peon men do as told. Khloe Kardashian is a money and fame seeking cow. She told numerous magazines that she was “pulling the plug” on her show.(for the sake of her marriage and Odom’s career). Later she said, ” those mags don’t know squat-the show’s still on.” Of course, its was really going on hiatus – but it got her on a few mag covers-its all about publicity. Lanar is a big boy and should know (2) an athlete’s career has to come before being a reality star. I’m certain that fans and team members of both the Lakers and Mavs were sick of Khloe’s cattlewalling and cameras on the sidelines. She was beside herself when being told she had to leave L.A.-the center of celebrity universe. I wouldn’t put it past her if she had told LamLam to screw up at Dallas and get booted in hopes of getting back on a L.A. team. I don’t know what’s up with the Penny Marshall bit, but as for his career troubles, its his own doing. He’s letting baby-talking Khloe dictate his life. He has a pretty large shoe-he out to try putting it down.

  • Bob

    Once a thug always a thug. Give him 5 years and he will be broke and on drugs like most NBA former players.

  • Bob

    What a loser.

  • Kathy

    Anyone associated with the “K” family, will find out who wears the pants. His career is doomed, big cry baby.