Mavs Owner says Lamar Odom Not Committed to the Team

Odom ending in Dallas after exchange with Cuban

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer
      DALLAS (AP) – Mark Cuban says Lamar Odom wasn't committed to the
Dallas Mavericks.

      In his first public comments since Odom and the team parted
ways, the Mavericks owner said Tuesday night that it was time to
move on.

      Cuban acknowledged the end came after Odom's four uninspired
minutes Saturday night at Memphis. At halftime, Cuban asked Odom
like he had several times previously if the player was “in or
out” with the Mavs.

      In what became an angry exchange, Cuban said Odom told him to
quit playing games. That response gave the owner his answer.

      Asked if that was the first time he noticed Odom not being
focused to play, Cuban responded it wasn't, but said “the first 17
times” he tried to help him and turn it into a positive.
     

     
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