From Lamar Odom's vantage point, the Los Angeles Lakers did him a grave disservice during one of the lowest points in his career. And when he was most vulnerable. After Odom spent the past seven years with the Lakers and helping them win NBA titles in 2009 and 2010, the team that he thought he would finish his career with attempted to trade him to the New Orleans Hornets in a deal that involved Chris Paul. Although Commissioner David Stern voided the trade, Odom felt insulted. "That's what let me know that it was time for me to go, and your time has come when you have to change," Odom said. "I thought any other time they would at least tell me that there were rumors, or a trade might happen."
Mavericks' Odom trying to move on from Lakers and city he loved
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Jan 16