There just wasn’t enough space in my post about Lamar Odom being ejected from the Dallas Mavericks to include the crazy quotes from his former teammate and friend Metta World Peace. When news of the Mavericks deactivated Odom came out the news media immediately went to World Peace for comment. (Can I just add how hard it is to make fun of someone with the name World Peace, it just makes you feel like a bad person). He had some interesting ideas that made we wish that he would quit the NBA and become a guidance counselor. You just can’t buy advice this good.
LAMAR ODOM BOY SCOUT: “Lamar should just like for one month, just be a boy scout and wear the outfit.” I’m sensing a new sitcom here. A former pro athlete becomes a boy scout instructor after a run of bad luck. Would you watch it? Of course when World Peace was asked what badges Odom would earn he replied something with skittles or sweets. I think World Peace confused boy scout with girl scout.
LAMAR ODOM MOUNTAIN CLIMBER: “What’s the biggest mountain in the world? (Odom) should hike it. He should go hike it. Do something that’s never been done.” For the record he is referring to Everest and sadly it has been done back in 1924. If Odom really wants to do something that never been done try walking in Los Angeles or taking the metro?
LAMAR ODOM BALL BOY: “Maybe he can come back and be a ball boy and then next year, come play. That’s what he should do. He’d be the first ball boy in the NBA that can play. Come back; get the towels and next year, play. Why not?” I can answer you easily dignity. Also if Odom wants floor seats he can afford to buy floor seats.
I can’t say that I was surprised to hear this but I was still a little shocked. I wrote earlier about how Dallas was not loving Lamar Odom. We all know Odom is a talented player from his days with the Lakers but he never really got into a good stride with the Mavericks. I thought that they would at least try to stick it out and see if they could get into a groove. But instead they have decided to deactivate Odom. He will not play for the rest of the season. They didn’t release him as a free agent but instead held onto him in order to retain the ability to trade him. Either way any team Odom is on June 29th must buy him out with $2.4 million or decide to pay the $8.2 million he is supposed to make 2012-2013.
I think the saddest thing is the smack talk against Odom for marrying Khloe Kardashian. I want to start by saying there is no Kardashian curse or kurse as they would spell it. Kris Humphries was never amazing at basketball and continues to play the same mediocre way. In fact he will probably be richer once he juices all the money from Kim over their wedding spectacular on E!. Not only that but Kim was dating Reggie Bush the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. If anything the Kardashian money seems to follow the men who date them. Odom was having a tough time not because of Khloe but because he lost a family member, he was in a terrible car crash and his father was having health issues.
And lastly for the Mavericks fans who are upset by Odom’s performance. I think Odom wanted just as much as you to play well. Do you not watch “Khloe & Lamar,” it was really hard on him or that’s what I’m assuming from the promos that appear while I’m watching the Soup. Personally as a Lakers fan I would like to see Odom return. But I think that is unlikely . . .