Home
Lamar Odom Eliminated from Team USA Consideration Reviewed by Momizat on . [caption id="attachment_27405" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Welcome Back Lamar?"][/caption] The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for f [caption id="attachment_27405" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Welcome Back Lamar?"][/caption] The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for f Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lamar Odom Eliminated from Team USA Consideration

Lamar Odom Eliminated from Team USA Consideration

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Welcome Back Lamar?

The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for former Lakers forward Lamar Odom. As if getting traded after arguably his best season with the Lakers wasn’t bad enough, Odom’s career in the NBA gradually started to fall apart with the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

After a heated clash with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, Lamar Odom was officially deactivated by Dallas and basically sent packing for the rest of the season. It seemed to be a forgone conclusion that Odom won’t be with the Mavs for long after a dreadful first season with the team, but Dallas telling the reigning Sixth Man of the Year to go home with the playoffs around the corner was a surprise.

Now that Lamar Odom has been shut down for the year in the NBA, the attention of the veteran forward has turned to Team USA and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Unfortunately, the meltdown with the Dallas Mavericks has carried over to Team USA with Odom officially being eliminated from consideration for Mike Krzyzewski’s final 12-man roster as reported by Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida:

And a source said that forward Lamar Odom, who had a poor season and has been made inactive by Dallas for the rest of the season due to squabbles with the team, has been eliminated from Olympic consideration.

Along with Lamar Odom out of the running for Team USA, Chauncey Billups has also been eliminated due to the season-ending Achilles injury he suffered earlier in the NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

With that being said, 18 NBA players are left in the mix for the final 12-man roster for Coach K. Kobe Bryant will almost certainly be a finalist unless he suffers an injury or bows out for other reasons. Other potential guarantees to make the final 12 will be LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Chris Paul, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard.

Players likely to get the boot are Eric Gordon, Andre Igoudala, Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge and Tyson Chandler.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

About The Author

Lead Writer

Ryan is the Lead Writer at Lakers Nation - Lakers Beat Writer for Examiner / AXS - Born In UK - Proud England / Liverpool / Raiders Supporter - Follow Ryan on Twitter: @Lakers_Examiner

Number of Entries : 1531
  • Mr Lakers 4 Life

    If you ever watched the show, “Khloe & Lamar” you would know that Odom is a real
    Bitch at everything he does. He can’t even get his marriage life straight. When you marry a Kardashian, say bye to your successful career! I’m glad you’re out of the Lakers, Lamar. You would only fuck up the good chemistry we’re having right now. Lamar became a distraction, no longer a benefit to the team. For those who want Lamar back in purple & Gold, stop it. We don’t need this drama in the locker room. Look at Gasol. He used that trade rumor as fuel to his game. Now look at Pau now, Leader!

  • Cshahinian

    Why do we think LO wants back in LA. No news surfaced ever about LO coming to LA or LO liking to play for the Lakers. I think were jumping the gun.

  • Prom_prom16

    Lamar Odom doesn’t deserve this! He should be back in the Lakers where he is suppose to be! Thats where his head is and his heart is! He shouldnt have been traded in the first place! The NBA should know that!

  • Susieq

    If you all want him back in LA then you can have him….I always thought if you were paid to do a job then you did it and not cry about everything…i think he should give the Mavs their money back…as he sure didn’t earn it…

Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Scroll to top