Lamar Odom Would Apologize to Mark Cuban for Horrible Season in Dallas

by March 27, 2013

Mavericks fans booed Lamar Odom lustily last night — it was Odom’s first game back in Dallas since his disastrous 2011-’12 season. According to Lamar, he would apologize to Mark Cuban for how things turned out. Per ESPN: “Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom said on Tuesday he would apologize to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban if they had a conversation but felt no guilt about the role he played in his premature departure from Dallas last season. Odom returned to the American Airlines Center on Tuesday for the first time since the ‘mutual decision’ for him to leave the Mavericks with a few weeks left in last season, a roster move that Cuban called ‘addition by subtraction’ at the time. A sellout crowd at the AAC booed Odom every time he touched the ball Tuesday night. Cuban, who usually sits courtside by the Mavs’ bench, did not attend the game. Odom’s brief tenure in Dallas was high on drama — including a midseason sabbatical when he left early for the All-Star break and returned late, missing four games — but low on production. The 2010-11 Sixth Man of the Year arrived in a post-lockout trade from the Los Angeles Lakers and averaged career lows in essentially every statistical category during his 50-game stint for the Mavericks. […] Odom said he would let ‘nature take its course’ instead of attempting to initiate a conversation with Cuban. Odom also questioned whether Cuban really had hard feelings for him. ‘See what someone says, I can’t see what’s in your heart and in your mind or what you’re thinking,’ Odom said. ‘So I can say, ‘F— that garbage can,’ but I love it. And you wouldn’t ever know, because every time I come up to you I say, ‘F— that garbage can,’ you know what I’m saying? That would be a conversation for me and Mark to have, just me and Mark.'”