Was it the Reality Show? Was it him almost ready to join the b-ball league in Turkey?
Inquiring minds and Lamar Odom himself, are still trying to figure this all out....
Just days after the NBA lockout came to an end, Thursday night it was announced that a three-way trade would send star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. Leading to Paul Gasol and Lamar Odom being shipped to the New Orleans Hornets.
Soon after the announcement was made, Lamar Odom was a guest on ESPN radio show. Obviously upset at the trade, Lamar was practicality in tears, thinking his time with the Lakers was over for good....
Since then, the three-team trade was vetoed for unknown reasons by the NBA league office and commissioner David Stern.....forcing ALL players to return to their teams, leaving Odom in a delicate situation.
But traded players still had uneasy feelings....... so both Gasol and Odom didn't even practice with the Lakers on the first day of training camp. Odom reported more than 90 minutes late and more than three hours past the team's 9:30 a.m. meeting.
Odom spoke on the situation saying....that when a team does something to a player it's called "business," but when a player does not show up for any reason it's called "unprofessional." He said he was home resting and would wait to see if a trade still goes through.
"I don't know if it's going to happen overnight or it's going to be a drawn-out process,"
"I don't want to offend the sport and the professionalism. Right now, I'll be a fan of the game from the distance. But as of right now, I just don't know."Lamar even went on a Twitter rant last night after the he heard the news.... saying things to fans like...
"as soon as a player says or admits it's just for the $ they are dead wrong?!?! When it's all biz with us we selfish"
"Wow talk to me people...I couldn;t even get a phone call"
But Lamar claims he was "Twitter jacked," guess that's the new celeb excuse now.
"When a team trades you and it doesn.t go down, now what?"
Lamars wife, Khloe Kardashian-Odom took a more positive outlook on her Twitter page saying,
"I can survive anywhere...New Orleans is a great place. As long as I'm with Lam I'm good."
"I ride or die for my Lam! Its where I go... It's who I am with."
But even Magic Johnson says that he,
Feels bad for Lamar Odom, Luis Scola, Kevin Martin and Goran Dragic.
How do you feel about all the NBA trade madness? Even Dwight Howard may be leaving his Orlando team, but his move would be by choice!
The New Orleans Hornets' three-team trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would land Chris Paul in L.A. has been resubmitted to the league office for approval, according to sources close to the talks.
- The Lakers ended up trading Lamar to the Dallas Mavericks