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Charles Barkley Says Lamar Odom Doesn’t Deserved to Be Paid

by Robert Littal | Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Logically, I understand what Chuck is saying, but it doesn’t matter. The Mavs knew they were getting a mentally damaged Lamar Odom and took the risk.

They can only blame themselves.

NBA Mistress has the quote from Barkley.

“I like Lamar as a person, but I’m disappointed about everything that happened in Dallas. And it’s a shame that the Mavs got to pay him, to be honest with you. He don’t deserve to get paid for what he put out there this year. He doesn’t deserve it, plain and simple.”

Lamar wasn’t very professional about the situation and there should be some recourse for teams when players basically quit. Unfortunately there isn’t and on every team there is a player or two that is happy just collecting a check and doing the bare minimum required.

The Mavs did the right thing sending Lamar home, but next time the Lakers are giving away a player for basically nothing a team might want to ask themselves why before signing paperwork.

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  1. @poisonedKoola says:

    So you think it’s ok that Lamar gets paid and doesn’t do his job, ok. However, are you ok with all the players in the NBADL trying to get a spot? The players who have to leave their families in the U.S. to play overseas not getting that spot? We all admire Jeremy Lin/Teague/Avery Bradley and other players who had no chance or were overlooked getting their chance, but that doesn’t happen if primadonnas like Lamar are taking up a roster spot and EVEN WORSE, PLAYING TIME!!!!

    Charles Barley is 100% correct. The Mavs could, and should, sue for fraud. Mark Cuban was overtly supportive of Lamar as were his teammates/coach. How did they get repaid? A guy who shows up late, sulks, shoots badly and doesn’t acknowledge or improve.

    Dirk , Lamar’s teammate, admitted that his game was struggling and requested time off. Worked on getting his legs back and returned even better than before. THAT is what a professional does. Lamar is not a professional in any , shape or form and thus should not get paid A DIME!!

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