Lamar Odom has worn out his southern hospital welcome and has been released by the Dallas Mavericks. Fans of the show Khloe and Lamar have seen first hand Odom’s difficult transition as a member of the Mavericks. In the 50-games this season, Odom has only started four and averaged a career low 6 points per game. Odom also took a personal leave of absence to attend to his father in LA.
In a statement to ESPNDallas.com Odom said: “The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team. I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
Because Odom was still on the roster at the March 15 trade deadline, he is ineligible to play for another NBA team this season. However, instead of releasing Odom Mavericks are making him inactive. The Mavericks owe Odom $8.2 million for the 2012 and 2013 season, and hope to dump some of his contract by trading him in the offseason.
But it may be difficult to find another team willing to take a chance on the 13-year veteran. Last month, even head coach Rick Carisle called out Odom’s commitment, “Our fans want to know that Lamar’s in. Our players want to know that Lamar’s in. It’s not about how many points he’s scoring or rebounds … Our fans, our players want to see the guy playing like his pants are on fire and we haven’t seen that so far and that’s got to change.”
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian’s divorce has lasted longer than their actual marriage. Now, Humphries has made one final attempt to void the couple’s prenup giving Kardashian the ultimatum to admit their marriage was fake or he will release emails, texts and phone calls to prove that it was.
Though the couple’s divorce is not finalized, Kardashian has moved onto her next romance with rapper Kanye West. While the couple have long been friends, West revealed his true feelings in his latest song Theraflu: “And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim, around the same time she had fell in love with him. Well that’s cool, baby girl do your thing. Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team.”
Despite the romantic gesture, Kanye may have actually helped Humphries in the fraud case. Celebrity divorce attorney Vicki Ziegler claims, “The fraud must have been about something vital to the relationship that directly affected why the party who was deceived [Kris] agreed to the marriage. If she cheated, her credibility becomes very weak.”
Justin Bieber proved his talents on the basketball court winning the NBA All-Star celebrity MVP over Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. Now, a movie is being written about his basketball skills.
In June, Bieber revealed he was collaborating with Marky Mark on a basketball movie. Wahlberg will play a veteran baller who takes the up and coming Bieber under his wing. They hope to begin production for the movie this summer.
“It certainly [has to be] something that’s good enough to go and have green-lit and make right away, but I think it will be well worth the wait,” Bieber said.
No stranger to box office success with sports movies, Whalberg won an Academy Award for “The Fighter,” in which Whalberg both starred in and produced. This will be Bieber’s first motion picture despite the successful “Never Say Never”concert film.
Tracy McGrady’s net worth is over $75 million, but that doesn’t mean he passes over a good deal.
TheNBA star launched a daily deal website similar to Groupon. TMacDeals offer discounted prices on McGrady merchandise and other sports based retailers, including Adidas, Dicks Sportings Goods and Best Buy. The Atlanta Hawk says he was inspired because, “When I started my career, the only way to interact with fans was signing autographs after a game or doing some promotional appearance. Now I can interact with my fans instantaneously.”
McGrady partnered with Engager Media, which launched the daily deals platform online and on Facebook. Such prized possessions fans can purchase include a T-Mac street sign.
Despite never leading his team out of the first round of the playoffs, McGrady said he thinks he is Hall of Fame worthy. McGrady can now add tech mogul to his list of achievements.