Friday, March 2, 2012

Lamar Odom Has Been Dropped From the NBA

Above Lamar Odom is pictured with wife, Khloe Kardashian

Not that this news comes as a shock; Lamar Odom has been dropped from the Dallas Mavericks season roster and placed on the developmental league roster. Apparently, Odom's best seasons,  where the  NBA is concerned, are behind him. This decision has come just after Odom was traded last year from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks. Now, call me crazy but I figured things were not going so good with Odom's career when the his reality show, "Khloe and Lamar", aired an episode that featured Rob, (Khloe Kardashian's younger brother's) invite to the all-star game. Let me remind you that Rob Kardashian was not and has never been in the NBA, but coincidentally, that very same episode touch on the harsh reality that Lamar Odom, (who by the way was a Los Angeles Laker  at that time) had not been invited.  Shortly, afterwards the Lakers traded Lamar to the Dallas Mavericks.  Again, I'm no  Lakers or Mavericks fan but, I realized then that his career was really in trouble.  The Lakers were champs last year while they housed him as a player; yet, they traded him to a team that of lesser statue.

Meanwhile, ESPN did report that Odom will still receive his $8.9 million salary.  I don't know what goes on with these particular sports leagues, and their player who star in reality shows. It seems that reality shows are detrimental to the careers of pro athletes plain an simple. While this is solely my opinion, I think that this is evident, with Terell T.O Owens first, Chad Ochocinco second, and now Lamar Odom. Although, this is not a great boost for his ego, he should probably view the bright side of the situation; at least  he will still receive his annual salary of $8.9 million.


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