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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  33 responses

Lamar Odom is Confused and Hurt By Booing Mavericks Fans


Lamar Odom’s nightmarish season in Dallas has led to Mavericks fans losing patience with him, and they have occassionally booed the struggling forward. Odom says the boos are confusing and hurtful. From the Dallas Morning News: “I’ve never been booed in my life,’ he said. ‘So if it’s to the point where I’m playing a basketball game at home and I’m getting booed, I would say no disrespect but maybe I think people took things the wrong way. I admitted that I was out of shape for different reasons when I came into camp. I admitted what I’ve been through. I was honest about how my summer went, how I almost left the game and everything I went through. And I think people just took it the wrong way, like if I had a reason not to be here or I didn’t want to be here. I think people took that the wrong way. Next thing I know, I’m trying to come out of a slump and I check into the game and I’m getting booed. I’m not really used to that.’ [...] Odom was asked how much the booing bothered him. ‘It’s part of the game,’ he said. ‘I understand, but it usually happens on the road. I’ve always had a lot of pride to play for the name on the back of my jersey. I’ve always been more prideful to play for the name that’s on the front of my jersey, whether it be USA or whether it be the Mavericks or the other team I came from. I always had a lot of pride. So it was a little confusing and a little hurtful, but it’s the sport world. I understand. We’re in a business that it’s all about what have you done lately, or the last game or the next game?’”

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  • DukeFromDeep

    Ahahahahaha…. get used to it loser!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Stop being terrible then…

  • vtrobot

    oh, and most of the country HATES the reality family of which you’re now a part.

  • Tempest

    Step your game up Lamar

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    If 99% percent of the league gets traded from the team the won championships with and comes to camp out of shape, stinks it up on court and then asks to be bought out, im called them a bum, but Lamar has been thru some pretty horrific sh*t that most people dont have to deal/live with. As far as im concerned dude gets a lifetime pass, hope he turns it around tho.

  • http://theillustrationboard.tumblr.com/ Stepfan

    Man stop being so soft. Basketball is half mental and since he’s been traded he hasn’t been able to get it together. Very unprofessional. MAN UP!!!!

  • Ash

    Lamarshould of sat out this season. He has ruined his reputation

  • crooklyn

    Isn’t that what landed him in dallas in the first place, being hurt and confused as to why the lakers had his name in trade talks? Seems like a good dude, wish him well.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    No way the Mavs pick up that $8,200,000 team option. They’ll be going for Deron Williams. LO can “come home” to the Knicks.

  • LP

    ….LIFETIME entertainment television…featuring Lamar Kardashian

  • Mike

    And Maverick fans are confused and hurt by Lamar Odoms basketball skills.

  • Drig

    Now I understand that Kobe-LeBron commercial about BBall being 92.5% mental…….DAMN Lamar.

  • Ali

    hey lamar, get a buy-out and come to LAL

  • Rik Smits Mullet

    Boehhhhh lamar boeehhhh.
    I thought lamar traded himself to the mavs because he was mad the lakers tried trading him.
    Just boeeehhh dude, life with it.

  • Joe

    Don’t understand all the hate on Lamar. He’s been through a whole bunch of £$%* the last couple of years.

  • Juanita Graham

    Lamar……come back to the LAKERS. We still love you.

  • Red Star

    Wow! Were’s the compassion? Damn!!

  • abaci

    He is a professional and needs to act like it. Step your mental game up. no on likes a quitter.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Lamar is my dude. I miss him greatly.

  • RunNGun

    SOS day in and day out. You’re a professional, so grow up!

  • bdogg

    i feel bad for lamar but some it he has brought upon himself. reality tv does that to you. you could say what you want about reggie bush but he wanted no part of reality tv. it messes with you big time! lamar is in the spotlight everyday. having cameras follow you to the bathroom is a bit much. hope he bounces back. seems to me his head was just not in it at all this year! you could see that in the show as my girl makes me watch it! the time LO is messing around with rob or running all over town with khloe he should have been in a gym shooting or working out! i do not like kris humphris but at least he took his work outs somewhat seriously!

  • Rainman

    You’re Confused by the booing lamar? CONFUSED? Really?…….really?

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Boooo-urns.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    You are getting Booed because you get paid 10 million dollars a year and you are playing like you don’t belong anywhere near a professional basketball court. Stop b*tching. Nobody gives a sh*t why you aren’t doin your job, you are getting paid handsomely there are people with much worse situations out there who make minimum wage who go to work everyday and perform. smh, this is the type of thing I hate about some athletes.

  • http://slamonline.com nicole

    all these harsh comments aren’t nessecery……yall not famous you dont understand.. so yall get over the fact that he is who he is and yall cant change that

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    his horrible play is what’s not necessary. being famous was something he wanted. he gets paid to play basketball, not to marry a kardashian.

  • http://leipzig-eagles.de/ Speedy

    What I don’t get is that he is still in these reality TV shows despite the things he has been through but he can’t be as professional as a baller because of the things he has been through.
    Please Lamar focus on the important things and try to understand the fans a little bit.

  • jamgurl

    Keep strong LO !! Dallas won’t know what they have until you are gone!!

  • mb

    odom gets a nice paycheck to play basketball, way nicer than anything most of us in the stands will ever see. if he can’t handle it, he should get out.

  • dgatorr

    Hey Lamar, seems as tho u took the trade because u felt mistreated there, then u come to Dallas out of shape, just a glimpse of who u were for LA and lay around singin the blues ! last time i checked u were supposedly a PROFESSIONAL and im sure Dallas will honor their part of the bargain and pay you your salary, so IMHO, I WOULD THINK YOU COULD STOP WHININ AND MAN UP !!!!!!!!!! be the pro Dallas thought they were getting, then deal with ur mistakes on YOUR time !!!!!! if you feel you need to get back to LAL then do it after your term ends. the Mavericks were sold short by your play since u got here, are you really that much a whiner ?

  • sami

    why so hard on lamar

  • IamYOU

    What lamar you’ve never been booed you whole life? I always BOO you whenever I see you on “TV” or playing at the court! BOO!

  • abaci

    Hans Moleman: ” I was saying boooo-urns”

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