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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  12 responses

Mark Cuban: Reality TV Show May Have Distracted Lamar Odom


Mark Cuban confirmed that he had a very serious heart-to-heart with Lamar Odom before the forward left the team. The Dallas Mavericks owner did not dismiss the possibility that Odom’s attention was divided between his competing basketball and television careers. From the Star-Telegram: “While Lamar Odom was in Dallas, the Mavericks had to deal with an abundance of cameras in and around the locker room. Those cameras were around to film Odom for the reality TV show — Khloe&Lamar — that he has with his wife, Khloe Kardashian. Asked if all those cameras were a distraction to his players or Odom, Cuban said: ‘To our guys, no. To (Odom), possibly. ‘I do think that if you know you’re on camera all the time, you know you’re on camera all the time.’ And what precisely what does that mean? ‘That means you pay attention to how you’re going to look on camera,’ Cuban said. ‘If you’re high enough visibility, you know there’s a camera on you all the time and that it’s going to show up somewhere, and that can influence your behavior.’ Cuban, though, said he doesn’t regret giving Odom permission to bring in those cameras from the E Network.”

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  • Buujangles

    No flippin’ sh**

  • Treshiq

    No…really?!?!?!?…because every GREAt player has a reality show to film thier every move..How could that POSSIBLY be a distraction!?!?!?! Reality shows are for reality personalities with no lives and seemingly untalented. Most reality stars use them as a platform to sell a product..if they sing..it hypes an almbum..if they are whore is hypes thier whoredom…Lamar Odom was one one of the sickests dude off the bench. Now he is NOT palyig ball until someone picks him up. It might be good idea to fire Mrs. Jenner Kardashian and concentrate on the hardwood. Unbeleiveable.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Mark Cuban, this is not Shark Tank, Odom got money and can make his own choices in how to make money. Cuban knew going in, for this trade for Odom that he was going to have camera’s following him. BOOK IT!!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Karma for Cubes.

  • thetalkingcomb

    Mark Cuban is one fat reality TV show by himself.

  • bike

    I Odom’s personal issues affected his b-ball play, why did it not seem to have a similar effect on his TV ‘career’?

  • bike

    ^If

  • KILLA

    Co-sign bike he seems to be fine in his lil reality show. Y even show up to the game if ur not even gonna try?

  • Kadavour

    Cuban wanted those cameras there as much as Lamar. It also gives his brand The Mavs exposure everytime someone associates it with Lamar.

  • http://Google Shano From The Wickid

    LO is my guy as a player. I even watched the show sometimes but I’m tired of hearing about him esspecially when its off the court issues. Every person player had things they desk with on the daily . All he does is hoop for a living. And still gets paid when he if not doing his job.Hard to feel bad for him when he had it like that.

  • Dungeon Family

    Naw What distracts him is lifting that Andre The Giant Sized Wife of his every night.

  • Rnz

    I dont know, kinda hard for me to consider someone in a reality show like LO to be called as having a television career?

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