After Lamar Odom and the Mavericks mutually agreed to part ways, we heard a number of reactions from around the league, including Metta World Peace's tongue-in-cheek career advice for Odom. Reactions and new details continue to come in, so let's catch up on the latest:
- Odom's habitual tardiness was a factor in the team's decision to part ways with him, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.
- Odom and team owner Mark Cuban had an "angry exchange" at halftime of Saturday's game, Odom's last as a Mav, according to an ESPNDallas.com report. Cuban reportedly asked the veteran forward if he was "in or out," resulting in heated words between the two. One source that talked to ESPN.com's MacMahon and Marc Stein said he was surprised Odom even came out for the second half.
- Jason Kidd discussed Odom's departure with reporters today, including MacMahon. Kidd was mostly noncomittal on the decision, saying that "you've got to ask Lamar" what happened. Asked if it was a relief to part ways with Odom, Kidd replied: "It happens and we have to move on. Relief? We still got nine games to play to get into the playoffs. That’s the way we got to look at it."