Well, it's official: Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks have parted ways. The team and Odom got to spend Easter Sunday working on an arrangement that would let Odom leave the team immediately without actually being released.
The Mavericks are just going to list him as inactive for the rest of the season instead of outright releasing him. This means they could still trade him after the season is over.
Whew. Talk about a rocky road in Dallas for the Odom-Kardashian crew. Think this could mean yet another move to who-knows-where for these two? Since Lamar and Khloe's marriage had such problems when they first moved to Dallas, you gotta wonder what's going to happen now.
The move affected the two of them personally and professionally. And now they'll both have to deal with the aftermath of this latest news, especially in terms of what it means for Odom's career. As of right now, someone close to the 32-year-old Odom told ESPN.com that the decision will help set him up to "clear his head and start getting ready for next season." His numbers and statistics had reached career lows.
It's a little bit sad how beloved and amazing Odom did as a Laker and how terrible he played as a Maverick. It may have all started with the July murder of his 24-year-old cousin. Then he was involved in a fatal car accident days later that killed a teen pedestrian -- he was a passenger in the car that crashed into a motorcycle. He just hasn't played the same since.
Plus he had to deal with moving to a new city, which, from the Khloe & Lamar shows that have been airing about the move, put quite a bit of strain on their relationship. But recently it seemed they were finally adjusting to Dallas life, and now they may have to up and move again.
Who knows what's next for Khloe and Lamar at this point now that Lamar basically won't be playing until next season. I mean, it's not like he has much to worry about financially being a part of the Kardashian empire, but I hope this isn't the final straw that breaks Khloe and Lamar's marriage. As a professional athlete, your life can change in the blink of an eye. Who knows what could happen as Lamar figures out his next step in the NBA. But I can pretty much guarantee that there will be cameras around filming all the action as they try to work it all out together.
Are you surprised Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks parted ways? What do you think this means for him and Khloe?
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