With each passing day, it looks more and more like Lamar Odom will never get over the Lakers trading him. Odom has played 13 games with the Mavericks and was traded over a month ago, but it is obvious that he is still furious with the way things ended in Los Angeles. We already know Odom was upset by the trade, as evidenced by the fact that he was nearly in tears when discussing it a while back. In case you needed any more reason to believe that he took the trade extremely personally, Odom blasted the Lakers front office a bit more over the weekend.
“For them just to [try to] trade me without communicating, it made me start to ask myself questions like ‘Why would they do something like that?'” Odom said according to the L.A. Times. “It hurt my feelings. Why would they choose to go that route? My father lives in California and I take care of my dad. They know about my family situation, everything about me, everything about Lamar.
“It was impossible for me not to take it personally. When I spoke to one of the representatives for the Lakers, the first thing he said was ‘Don’t take it personally.’ That means it’s personal if that’s the first thing someone says to you.”