Lamar Odom returned to Dallas last night for the first time since his unremarkable, nay, crapmessy season with the Mavericks. ESPN Dallas caught up with Odom to ask him about his time in Dallas. Quick reminder: came to the team out of shape, shot 35 percent for the season, sweated heavily despite little effort, left the team before the playoffs. Let’s continue:
“Guilty? No, no, no,” Odom said when asked if he felt guilt about the way his season in Dallas unfolded. “It happens.
“I was telling one of my friends, right, that you got some people, they meet and they can be married for 40 years and after 40 years they get a divorce. They could have been high school sweethearts. Then you got people that meet one night, have a glass of wine with each other and they talk and then they’re married for 100 years.
“This is a relationship-built business. Sometimes people just see things differently.”
But those people, seemingly, still have 40 years together, right? There are some good times: the birthdays, the vacations, hopefully the sex. With Odom, it was like getting married one night, then sleeping for eight months as the dishes pile up before you finally leave without telling your spouse. I think it’s a Cameron Diaz movie.