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Late last week, it was announced that Lakers reserve forward Lamar Odom was part of a three team trade that would send all-star point guard and North Carolina legend Chris Paul to the Lakers and Odom to the New Orleans Hornets. Almost immediately, Khloe Kardashian and Odom took to Twitter to whine and complain because everybody in the NBA should be able to play where they want and it’s not a business where owners try to make money la la la la la, even though Odom comes off the bench and got beat like a runaway slave when he was asked to guard Dirk Nowitzki during last year’s Western Conference Semifinals. Then in a sketch move that is still being debated, NBA Commissioner Daniel Stern vetoed the trade. So instead of being happy he gets to stay in LA like he wanted, Odom pouted like a bitch and skipped the first day of Lakers’ training camp and formally asked to be traded. So he was. To the Dallas Mavericks for an $8.9 trade exception. E! Online reports:
Talk about a whirlwind. Just days after Lamar Odom’s trade to the New Orleans Hornets was cancelled, the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly re-traded him, this time to the Dallas Mavericks. So, how is his wife, Khloé Kardashian Odom, handling the news? “‘For I know the plans I have for u,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper u and not to harm u, plans to give u hope and a future.” Jeremiah’,” Khloé tweeted upon hearing about the trade. And then she went on to tell a follower regarding the trade, “we are all sad but positive energy gets you farther then negative.” Khloé continued to try to spread positivity on the social networking site in spite of the shakeup, later tweeting “Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.” Such a cute quote…”
So why would a perennial playoff team trade a player who is seemingly an integral part of their championship plans to anyone (even a conference rival) who would take him? Let Kobe Bryant explain:
“I don’t like it,” Bryant said Sunday. “I’ve known Lamar for a long time, and for the team itself, he’s meant a lot in terms of his versatility, his personality. He’s a big presence for us in the locker room, just from a team chemistry standpoint. He’s great at bringing guys together and things of that nature. Bryant wasn’t buying into speculation that Odom’s off-the-court activities were distractions, including a burgeoning reality-TV career with wife Khloe Kardashian. “I don’t understand the criticism of [the] reality shows. I don’t get it. He had his best season last year. It clearly wasn’t a distraction. He played his ass off. I don’t get where that comes from.“
So basically, the Lakers front office saw what happened with Kris Humphries and decided they didn’t need that fucking headache and cut Lamar Odom loose for a cardboard cutout of basketball and a giftcard to Applebee’s. Now Kobe Bryant is upset because Chris Paul won’t let him take 85 shots a game or help bury the bodies of the girls he rapes. Like Lamar Odom did. You guys didn’t hear that from me, though.