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Mark Cuban

We're NOT Firing Lamar Odom

3/2/2012 2:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells TMZ ... Lamar Odom WILL rejoin the team after a brief stint down in the D-League ... claiming L.O. simply needs to get his timing back.

Cuban explains, "[Lamar] is doing great. D-League is rehab. [He] needs to get in great shape and then rejoin the Mavs."

He continues, "Know how baseball teams send a guy down to the minor leagues to get some games in and get timing back? Same thing."

"Things are going great. He is working super hard. All is good."

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46.

FACT1    

MRS.LAMAR KARDASHIAN, K-HO-LE'S WIFE

908 days ago
47.

maggi    

the curse of the kardashians

908 days ago
48.

Ann    

stick a fork in it...he's done

908 days ago
49.

JW    

Lamar Odam is being paid $8.9M for the WORST season of his career, and Kris Humphries is getting $8.5M and is playing the best season of his career. Now all he has to do is win the fraud suit against what was her name. One of the three named today in a multi million dollar class action suit regard the Diet crap they sling. Diet? With an ass like that?

908 days ago
50.

John    

I wonder what PR lingo he'll come with when he comes back and is still lousy?

908 days ago
51.

lisa    

Yup they did it with brandon inge at detroit, came back about a month later!! He'll be back!!

908 days ago
52.

TJ    

The Kardashian women,do not associate with intelligent, educated,well spoken,mature acting men. Malleability is their prime requirement.

908 days ago
53.

JaundicedEye    

We have gone from a black man driving Miss Daisy to a black man driving Miss Krazy.

908 days ago
54.

tellmeaboutit     

All the Kardashians and their paid for partners are
D-league, for disgusting.

908 days ago
55.

Jodi    

Someone is lying their ass off. LOL. Why would they send Lamar to the D league for being off his game? Wouldn't they just require him to practice more, after all he's not a rookie player.

I think they are punishing him for lying about his father being "gravely ill" when he was not that ill and instead of showing up for work he did that snoozefest of a reality show with him and Khloe.

908 days ago
56.

shirl    

Lamar you should have never let your :pride: stand in your way. You should have stayed with the Lakers and sucked it up and played. We definitely needed you with the Lakers! Now you are sent down to the "D" league and playing for all people Mark Cubon

908 days ago
57.

jwoolman    

I don't think Khloe will be quick to divorce him, but does she love him enough to turn off the cameras for good? I can't imagine that the garbage I've seen in promos for their silly show is helping him focus on the game. It's all so embarrassing for a reasonably normal person.

908 days ago
58.

Fantassy Sanchez    

Maybe it's all those Fancy dinner's they Eat Out All the time Maybe it's the fast foods to . He's not in Good shape anymore REALITY check I would say . Also He has been looking a little Tubby lately

908 days ago
59.

Cowgirl    

I live in Dallas, and thought this was a bad idea to bring Odom, and more especially, Khloe and her entourage and their film crew to the Mavericks. I thought they wouldn't be happy and would bash Dallas. We just aren't Hollywood; we say it like it is. Our motto: "Don't mess with Texas.". But nobody loves the camera more than Mark Cuban.
This hasn't been a good year for many teams, with the lock- out and a shortened season. The guys have barely had a chance to get to know each other. Odom has simply not lived up to expectations, tho the coach and players have given him every chance and have been really nice to him. He doesn't move on the floor, hardly shoots, and rarely connects. By now, he should be blending in and contributing. He isn't. Interesting that he missed the Lakers game first, then the Nets. His father wasn't ill, but appearing on TMZ for crying out loud.
There's obviously more here than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Nowitzsky gets injured and has to play anyway because Odom is having "personal" problems. My nephew was killed and I attended his funeral out of state, but I still showed up at work as soon as possible and did my job.

Turn off the stupid reality show, assert yourself to the Kardashians, and do your job like a real man. Doesn't matter if it's Dallas, Cleveland, NY, or Podunk, the time is now.

908 days ago
60.

Marvin     

Lamar is trying to get back to LA. He to lakers and demanded to be traded. when they did his feeling got hurt. 6foot 9 inch boy.

908 days ago
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