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Lamar Odom

FINISHED in Dallas

4/9/2012 7:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Stick a fork in Lamar Odom ... 'cause he's officially DONE in Dallas.

Odom released a statement explaining he will "step away from the team" ... effective immediately.

He added, "I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs' organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship."

According to ESPN, Odom will leave the team ASAP ... but he will not be cut.

Instead, Odom will be listed as "inactive" for the rest of the season ... which means he could still be traded after the season.

Odom has been downright atrocious this season -- he's put up career low numbers and just hasn't appeared motivated on the court.

Sucks even worse for his wife Khloe Kardashian ... because the couple had just leased a condo in Dallas and had planned to begin shooting footage for the family reality show.

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61.

Carl    

Wow, the Kardashian empire is so powerful that Lamar is willing to throw away his career to keep ratings high by creating drama on his show. I hope Basketball stars will start realizing that Kardashians are toxic to their careers.

871 days ago
62.

diva20    

Wow lamar you have no choice now but to be a reality star it is over for the nba checks how sad you got caught up in this kardashian web what a shame because their new show want get ratings because if we the people have to petition this show we will do so kardashians need to go away.

871 days ago
63.

Uh    

Come on folks..inactive? Guess who now has "time" for a "reality" show. Guess whose "reality" show has already been scripted and choreographed. Lamar was persuaded by Khloe that E! is much more lucrative than basketball. I bet E! is the first network to capitalize on death..filming executions and the like. What's scary, is they will have an audience.

871 days ago
64.

BEE    

I feel bad for Lamar BUT now maybe he'll grow some BALLS and bail out of the TRASH K show and get his game back to par....Get rid of them LAMAR and focus on yourself. Your young enough....do it now. Kick them to the curb once and for all

871 days ago
65.

FABIO    

He wins the "CRYBABY of the YEAR" award...

871 days ago
66.

t    

You can THANK the Kartrashians for ruining Lamar's career. He also got too wrapped up in the reality show thing with this LOSER family...now who will pick him up? If he aint makin bank anymore, Im sure Sasquatch will be hightailing it out...

871 days ago
67.

scoopie    

How does he concentrate on his profession with that jive reality camera in his face?

871 days ago
68.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Now this was allegedly a story about a basketball player named Lamar Odom. But of course TMZ has to make it about the Kardashians - toss this dopey looking baller under the bus - got to make bank on your bread and butter Harvey.

871 days ago
69.

andy    

Well, . . . that pretty much does it!!!
His career has come to a close. NO TEAM will want a player who willingly "quits" when times are difficult. That is the greatest sign of weakness that a sports figure could EVER display, and for all to see.
JUST ANOTHER PERSON IN THE LINE OF MANY OFFICIALLY RUINED BY THE KARDASHIANS!!!
They are like the PLAGUE . . .

871 days ago
70.

duh    

"Sucks even worse for his wife Khloe Kardashian..."
REALLY!?!? he's losing his job and his career is going down in flames and it "sucks even worse" for the karTRASHian.. give me a break TMZ

871 days ago
71.

janet    

What do you expect...he's too busy being a kardashian puppet with cameras up is ass 24/7 rather then concentrating on his career. Mavericks don't want to deal with that.

871 days ago
72.

melody    

I guess he'll still cash his overpaid unearned paychecks.
He's offically now a KarTrashian.
Kris taught Kloie the art of p.u.s.s.y whipping well.

871 days ago
73.

Pudding Tang    

I'm pretty sure Kanye is behind this, since Kanye controls who starts on NBA teams.

871 days ago
74.

Liz    

Boo Friggin HOOOO!!!!

871 days ago
75.

dolphin    

Klhoe's "baby talk" and bossing him around did something to his hormones.

871 days ago
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