Lamar Odom and Dallas Mavericks Break Up

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Lamar Odom, who has become just as famous recently for his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and their appearance on the E! reality show "Khloe And Lamar" as he has for his skills on the court, announced today that he will be leaving the Mavericks effective immediately.

Odom said, "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." According to his statement, he will not be cut from the team but rather listed as "inactive", which means he can still be traded at the end of the season. If he isn't traded by June 29th, the Mavs will have to take responsibility for him and honor his contract, which specifies an $8.2 million paycheck.

Last summer proved trying for Odom's personal life, which left his heart well outside of the game. In July, his 24-year old cousin was murdered and just days later, Odom was involved in a car accident (as a passenger) that left a teenager dead. Between the tragedies and dealing with having his life filmed for a television show, he barely found the energy to train during the lockout.

It looks like Odom will have some time to get his head straight and figure out his next move.

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Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum