Lamar Odom has an autobiography coming out and an expert appeared in D Magazine. It deals with his time with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2011-2012 season. Odom appeared in 50 games, averaged (then) career-lows and was sent to the D-League. He also claims to have been kicked by Mavs’ owner Mark Cuban. Via D Magazine:
Cuban extended his right foot and kicked my shin. “Come on, motherf—-!” he shouted.
I was stunned. This wasn’t a tap. I felt it. That was the last straw. It was painfully clear he did not respect me as a man. I felt the adrenaline rush through my body. In an instant I was transported back to Linden Boulevard, where the slightest act of disrespect could be fatal. As I sprang up, Vince Carter, who was sitting next to me, grabbed my arm tightly and leaned in.
“LO, chill out,” Vince calmly said. “Don’t do it. It’s not worth it.”
Odom isn’t specific on when this happened, but there were plenty of opportunities. While the Mavs were happy to acquire Odom after the league nixed the Chris Paul trade that would have sent him to the Hornets, they were not happy with his performance. In April there was a “heated confrontation.