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Lamar Odom May Never Play Basketball Again

Mon, April 9, 2012 5:52pm EDT by 22 Comments
Lamar Odom Fired

An NBA source tells EXCLUSIVELY that Lamar will have a hard time being traded to another team because of his age, horrible stats and his role on reality TV!

It looks like Lamar Odom has potentially screwed up the rest of his career — and it seems Khloe Kardashian is partially to blame! Earlier today, it was announced that Lamar, 32, will no longer be playing for the Dallas Mavericks. While Lamar’s age and horrible play this past season drastically decreased his value, an NBA source says that the Dallas Mavericks will have a difficult time trading him because of his emotional stability. “Many teams that would have been interested in him previously have now expressed that he will not be a part of their off-season plans,” reveals a source close to the NBA.

“Losing Lamar may be the best thing for the team,” says another source. “Dallas will do much better in the playoffs if they  don’t have to deal with the ‘headache’ of Lamar Odom.  They are sick of answering the Lamar question and want to focus on repeating as World Champions!”

Lamar’s departure from the Mavericks will be immediate, however he will remain listed as “inactive” for the rest of the season instead of being released outright.  Doing so leaves the possibility that the Mavericks could still trade him after the season in conjunction with the draft. Any team that has Lamar on its roster as of June 29 must buy him out of his contract for $2.4 million or otherwise accept responsibility for the full $8.2 million that Lamar is scheduled to earn in the 2012-13 season.

While details of his payday still remain unclear, one thing is for certain: Lamar will not be at Staples Center on April 15th when the Dallas Mavericks face the LA Lakers.

Though Lamar is understandably upset about the news, a source close to Mavericks’ owner, Marc Cuban, says, “He is disappointed, but knows it’s the kind of thing that goes with the job.”

Do you think that Khloe had anything to do with Lamar leaving the Mavericks?

— Reporting By Russ Weakland

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