Lamar Odom out of Team USA consideration?

April, 12, 2012
He's been banished from the Dallas Mavericks and now Lamar Odom might be out of the running for a spot on Team USA for this summer's Olympic Games in London.

Citing a source, Fox Sports Florida reports that Odom has been eliminated from consideration, another blow to a player that has had one of the more bizarre one-year collapses in all of sports. Odom was selected in January as one of 20 finalists for a roster spot. The 12-man roster will be announced on June 18.

During the early portion of this season, Odom mused how he's the only player in the league who is good enough to play for Team USA, but not good enough to make an NBA All-Star team.

Odom played for Team USA in the 2004 Olympics and was also a member of the 2010 World Championship team.

In January, when the 20 finalists were announced, Odom said: "It's an amazing opportunity. Hopefully I can pick up my play so I can secure a spot on that team. I had a lot of fun doing that. And a lot of pride playing for your country."

That didn't happen and because of it, Odom, like the rest of us, will be watching the London Games on TV.



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