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Lamar Odom: Traded To Dallas Mavericks

Kobe Bryant,  Lamar Odom
FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, and forward Lamar Odom wait as referees review a play in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. The Lakers have traded Odom and a second-round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks for a first-round pick and an $8.9 million trade exception in a deal announced by the teams, Sunday, Dec. 11, capping Los Angeles’ stunning 72-hour breakup with last season’s Sixth Man of the Year. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)
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In this Jan. 16, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, and forward Lamar Odom. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

After some seven years with the Los Angeles Lakers, Lamar Odom is saying goodbye.

Odom is headed to Dallas, after a falling out with the California team when they attempted to trade him.

It all went down last week, when the Lakers included him in a three-team trade for the Hornet’s, Chris Paul. The trade was later shot down by the league with NBA commissioner David Stern reportedly protecting the best interests of the league-owned New Orleans Hornets.

Odom was hurt to say the least. He took to Twitter to express his feelings.

“Wow! Talk 2 me people. I couldn’t even get the phone call,” Odom tweeted. “When a team trades u and it doesn’t go down? Now what?”

He told the Los Angeles Times he was “Shocked” about the trade.

“Maybe I’ll see you there tomorrow [at practice],” Odom told the Los Angeles Times. “But I doubt it. You don’t want to go to no place you’re not wanted. I’ll try to give them what they want as much as possible.”

Odom ultimately decided against attending the Laker’s first day of training camp Friday, and then again on Saturday.

“Man, I’m just in total disbelief about all of this,” Odom told the Los Angeles Times and said “I was proud to be a Laker, so I’ll try to help them in the process as much as possible.”

Odom, 32, was so upset about the trade attempt, according to ESPN, he later requested to be traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He got his request Sunday, according to CBS, when the Lakers traded Odom and a second-round draft pick for a first-round pick and an $8.9 million trade exception.

Lakers player, Kobe Bryant spoke about his feelings on the trade. According to the Associated Press, he said, “It’s tough to lose Lamar,” and that, “It’s hard when you’ve been through so many battles with players to just see them go somewhere else. It’s tough.”

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