LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Lamar Odom is speaking out one day after the NBA denied a three-team trade that would have sent him to New Orleans.

The move would have also sent Paul Gasol to Houston and Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Lakers.

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A disappointed Odom, who showed up 90 minutes late to training camp Friday and then left early after meeting with general manager Mitch Kupchak , tells the Los Angeles Times he didn’t believe initial reports that the Lakers agreed to trade him to the Hornets.

“They don’t want my services, for whatever reason,” Odom told the Times. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I was proud to be a Laker, so I’ll try to help them in the process as much as possible.”

He also told ESPN that his reality television career with wife Khloe Kardashian may have angered Lakers officials.

Gasol, who attended practice Friday, also hinted that Thursday had been a rough day:

“It’s been a crazy day but as always I’m going to be & stay positive,” he tweeted. “Thanks everyone for your appreciation and support.”

Paul also skipped training camp Friday with the Hornets, according to a report by CBSSports.com senior writer Ken Berger.

Paul is said to be “fuming” over the blocked trade and is considering legal action.

Comments (50)
  1. steveB says:

    Lamar’s mother-in-law Kardashian put the kibosh on the trade. She wants to keep control of her daughter.

    1. wg//af says:

      So, I guess the Kardashian b!tches let Lamar borrow his balls back to say something away from the show.

  2. T says:

    I feel so bad for Lamar. He is genuinely hurt. We all know at the end of the day it is a business, but these players are human and have feelings.

    1. Who cares says:

      Business is Business, too bad.

  3. Doug says:

    Feelings my ass. They are all over paid pompous whiners.

    1. ihatepeoplelikedoug says:

      says the guy who can choose where he works

      1. jj pjah says:

        Um, Lamar can choose where he works, too. But he choice basketball and a lifestyle of getting paid millions and traded like livestock to wherever the hell his team wants. So stfu if you don’t know what you’re talking about…

  4. John says:

    It would have hurt Lamar’s reality TV career, so the trade had to be blocked.

    1. Terre says:

      Very funny!

  5. Vanessa says:

    Everyone is sick of the Kardashians so they are being shunned and if you are married to one of them you are shunned too. Lamar seems like the best of the bunch and it is sad for him.

  6. wyndston says:

    Lamar, anytime you want to be part of community that truly adores it’s celebrities Come on down to Louisiana. Lassiez bon temps. Let the good times roll down here. We have more reality shows than you can shake a stick at. Check out Drew Brees’s bountiful life here. We will love you wholeheartedly.

    1. Thesaurus says:

      wyndston, you must not be a LA native. The entire phrase and the correct spelling is: “Laissez les bons temps rouler”. You basically said “Let good times” with your misspelled phrase.

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  8. Keisha says:

    Lamar we love you in Louisiana!!!!!!! Let Kobe have the Lakers by himself. You deserve to be treated better. I think that you will enjoy New Orleans. We love you Lamar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Domino says:

    Yep! He has to get focused on playing basketball and not his own balls on that reality TV show!!

  10. lashes says:

    Get off the stupid reality tv shows and focus SOLEY on basketball, then maybe the lakers will take you seriously again…..or another competitive team for that matter.

  11. Melyssa says:

    Whether or not he does a reality tv show that should not affect him in his career! He pretty much proved this past season that he is the best 6th man in the league!! I’m a laker fan and when I first heard about the trade I was upset they were trading two big men for Paul. Maybe now since the trade was stopped they’ll reconsider and Pau & Odom can use this to play even better!

  12. manygrove says:

    Poor Lamar, ever since you he got with kloe it has been curse after curse. Champion for two years before he met kloe, then no ring. Didnt make all star team, curse continues. Lost alot of his long time friends, curse strikes again. Car accident in the east coast, curse is still on. Lockout begins year after he met kloe, someone is cursed. Finally lakers want to trade him, kloe please leave lamar alone, dont you get it – he was better off without your curse.

  13. tami says:

    I do not think being on tv has anything to do with his basketball career. Just because he married Khloe, does not mean he does not care about his career. She has pretty much given up her career so that he can concentrate on his basketball career. I just think some people are going to hate no matter what. And out of all of the sisters, she seems to have the most sense and she seems to know that her marriage is the most important thing to consider.

    1. lady bug says:

      What career?! Haha. She has no career. Khloe stay up under Lamar is because she is scared he will leave her.

    2. steveB says:

      What career?

  14. manygrove says:

    Well of course kloe is willing to give up her career, which is um is what again?

  15. Ren says:

    I would not have tried to trade odom i would have traded ron artest . Odom gets you 11 points and 11 rebounds off the bench He is the best bench player in the nba.

    Queens N.Y.

    1. ann says:

      Good point!! Lakers are making a mistake!!

  16. King Herk says:

    Poor Lamar Kardashodom.

  17. Clo says:

    Chris Paul Is definitely not worth 2 good players! Why is everyone all over the Kardashians? their shows are right up there with 16 and pregnant, Jersey shore and even the Duggers and so many other mindless shows, but if people want to watch them then they should be able to..

  18. Tim says:

    LOL They want to get out of LA because they know they have no chance of winning this year in LA and they don’t want to get exposed and embarassed losing in LA again. And the Lakers want them gone so that they will have an excuse to lose this year. The Lakers want to be able to say they lost because they didn’t have Gasol and Odom. LOL When you know your team is weak the only option is to create a ready made excuse which is what they are trying to do here. Them scrubs scared to stay in LA because they know it will be an uphill battle making it out of the west like always. LOL

    1. Daniel says:

      HATER!!! Probably a bitter Boston fan who has no right to even speak. If they were trying to make an excuse to trade away talent, the NBA would not have been so adament on stopping the trade. You are a true idiot and I’m sure your parents wished the “plan B” pill was available for them when you were conceived.

  19. Daniel says:

    I wish they would have never even opted to include Lamar in this. He was stepping up and finally found his place on the squad. There is no other player in the NBA as versatile as him and he is still in his prime. I’m a true Lakers fan and know this is all business but Lamar had a choice a couple of seasons ago to stay with the Lakers knowing he probably could have gotten more money somewhere else. His loyalty to L.A. is appreciated and not everyone here forgets something like that. If he does get traded eventually, I wish him the best. If I were the GM, I would have pushed getting Dwight for Gasol and Bynum and adding another team in it to aqcuire a half decent PG and a back up PF. Would have covered both ends and Lamar would have been pushed to the starting spot.

  20. tony clifton says:

    Quit your crying Lamar, you have your plastic wife, and you are rich. Are you scared that if you go to Minn. or New Orleans she’ll leave you….. she will.

  21. tony clifton says:

    Oh, by the way, did I mention you are A MILLIONAIRE, while all of us writing this are not…… and YOU blew here last year, because of your damn reality show taking over your life!!!

    And did I mention that you are still A MILLIONAIRE…..shut up.

  22. tony clifton says:

    Why does anyone care about the Kardashians? Who are they, beside the family that is sponging off of kids and saps that hang on to their every move. What do they contribute? ZERO… By the way, have I failed to mention that the Kardashians and Lamar ARE MILLIONAIRES no matter where they live?

  23. Paul G. DeCroix says:

    The Lakers do not have the authority to buy championships, period! They are a popular, rich franchise but that would not be fair to allow the Lakers to get the best players in order to win championships. They need to work with what they got to get the prize(s) .

    1. Daniel says:

      Just like Miami Is trying to do, right? and what about NY and NJ or Boston? They all worked hard for what they got??! Stupid, Stupid comment….

  24. Ann says:

    Lamar is a good guy!! It would be the Lakers loss!! No matter that he is married to a Kardashian. I hope they especially Kim just how awful they behave and how selfish they are. Kris Humphries got out in time!! Good for him. He too is a nice guy. But the Kardashians should not be the reason to trade Lamar! He is loyal and he is a good guy! Shame on the Lakers!!!

  25. Ann says:

    These companies behave like they are slave owners!! Doing whatever they want whenever they want and then do not want to pay the players or share the great deal of money they are making. Lamar is a good guy and should be treated with respect! He should not be traded if he does not want to be traded!

  26. Dinachi says:

    I have been a laker fan for a couple of decades. I understand that the NBA is a business but losing Lamar and Gasol is a BIG mistake! (No disrespet to chris paul). I am glad that the NBA put a stop to this insanity despite all moral reasons. As far as the tv reality show it is obvious that khloe is one sister with some sense and truth! Again i hope the deal with the hornets and rockets does NOT go thru because losing Lamar and Gasol is NOT worth Chris Paul!

  27. John Doh says:

    Lamar is lazy and distracted. I haven’t seen him hustle in years. It’s no wonder the Lakers wanted to trade him. BUT! The fact the league thinks Chirs Paul is worth more then both Lamar and Gasol is a joke. Losing these two players whould leave a huge impact on the team. The only thing Chris Paul has on either of them is Hustle. He like kobe comes to play, Lamar needs to get off his lazy ass and hit the court running. But he’ll probably go back to bed with his fat ass wife. I’d rather have gasol then paul anyways,

    1. Tim says:

      Are you even a basketball fan at all????? I would give up 2 Lamar Odoms for one Chris Paul any day of the week.

  28. Paul Castillo says:

    Hey Lamar, don’t be too sad. The Lakers goal is to be champs every single year. It happens more times than not simply due to the fact that we always have the best players in the league. Chris Paul happens to be one of those players.

    1. Dinachi says:

      Paul what a stupid comment! The goal of EVERY team in the league is to be champs EVERY year! Plus Lamar is human despite the NBA is simply a business.

  29. John Doh says:

    Notice Gasol shows up and act professionally where as ODOM goes back to bed with his wife. This is exactly why he needs to go.

  30. tony clifton says:

    Slave owners….. are you serious, hands down that is the dumbest comment all day…..Have you paid attention to the spread that Lamar lives in and the cash he is pulling down? Obviously not, because if you did you would keep your yap shut…..

  31. Tony Clifton says:

    Look at it this way….if Lamar goes the Kardashian curse will be over and the Lakers will win again!!!!

  32. Tony Clifton says:

    Oh, and that Slave comment up there is about the stupidest thing I have read all day…. shame on you for even suggesting that…… have you heard of the money that Lamar is pulling down…. boo hoo one million less….can I have it, probably not because he needs it to feed sausage fingers, chloe……

  33. TissueForYourIssue says:

    To everyone whining about how much odom or any other basketball player gets, let me say this: How much revenue did you bring in for your employer last year? Are you even in the top 5% of whatever industry it is that you are in? Are you one of the best at what you do? Probably not. They get paid as much as they do because they provide entertainment that millions of people are clearly willing to shell out money for. If you don’t like what they get paid, don’t give the nba any money. It is your and our fault as citizens that teachers and doctors are paid peanuts, not theirs.

  34. Dinachi says:

    One more thing, all you youngster live in a generation where money is the most important factor in life! IT IS NOT! LOVE IS! Lamar has love for his wife and team. So feeling hurt is and should be normal. If this trade goes thru N.O. and Houston are getting a heck of a deal. Lamar we will miss you 6th Man of The Year and Gasol keep your head up.
    As a Laker fan I AM DISAPPOINTED! Losing 2 big men with so much more in the tank is unheard of. Is Bynum next? Or maybe Kobe? Where is the LOYALTY???

  35. John Ashton says:

    Lamar, don’t take it personal ! This is a business; make all the money you can, ask for the top dollar when you can and roll with the punches. Some of the greatest players of all of times got traded. Play Ball!

  36. Jack says:

    Overpaid thug whiners.

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