An insider says Lamar Odom’s life issues — like moving, his marriage and his sick father — kept him from playing good basketball, which is why he’s been let go from the Dallas Mavericks!
Lamar Odom shocked the world today when he announced he will not be joining the Dallas Mavericks on the court for the rest of the season, and a source close to the situation revealed the real reason his game has suffered so terribly lately.
“The Mavericks are parting ways with Lamar today. Too much drama, not enough focus on basketball,” an insider told RadarOnline. “He just couldn’t get past all his issues, whatever they may be, and concentrate on playing basketball.”
Not only was Lamar, 32, unexpectedly traded from the Lakers last year, he also had to deal with his ailing father, shoot all the Kardashian reality TV shows AND work through issues with marriage to Khloe Kardashian. However, the source said Khloe, 27, hasn’t gotten in the way of Lamar’s career at all.
“It’s not anything with Khloe,” the insider said. “In fact, she has been the smartest one in his group and has been pushing him hardest to stay focused on his job.”
That said, HollywoodLife.com spoke to a relationship expert who believes Lamar was sick of putting his family aside for basketball and consciously made an effort to be there for his wife and kids, rather than on the road all the time for his job.
What do YOU think happened with Lamar? Did he get inside his head too much or did he sacrifice basketball for his family?