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Friday, September 28, 2012
Is apology from Lamar Odom on the way?


Is Lamar Odom making amends with Mark Cuban and Mavericks fans?

A tweet from ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher indicated that the former Sixth Man of the Year has owned up for his forgettable stint in Dallas five months after it ended:

Lamar Odom, unprompted, told me he'd like to apologize to Mark Cuban and Mavs fans for not being himself. Felt it was beyond his power.

— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) September 28, 2012

Asked about Odom's apology Friday evening, Cuban declined comment.

The Mavs acquired Odom from the Lakers last December, but the forward arrived in Dallas out of shape and in a fragile mental state. He averaged career lows of 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds with the Mavs, his worst season as a pro.

His disappointing stay came to an end when Cuban dismissed Odom from the team after a confrontation between the two at halftime of the Mavs' game at Memphis on April 7.

Dallas dealt Odom to the Los Angeles Clippers in a four-team trade this offseason that created financial flexibility for the Mavs.