Kardashian krisis: D League for Lamar Odom
By April MacIntyre Mar 3, 2012, 17:09 GMT
Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian with Lamar Odom Jr. ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth reports that Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was unhappy Lamar Odom\'s absence from the team due to Odom\'s ailing father. © Andrew Evans / PR Photos
Kardashian husband Lamar Odom has been demoted from his pro baller status.
ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth reports that Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was unhappy Lamar Odom's absence from the team due to Odom's ailing father.
Odom will play Saturday night for the Maverick's D-League affiliate and then is expected to re-join the Mavs for the first time since Feb. 20 when the team travels to Oklahoma City for Monday's game, Carlisle told ESPN.
"When he comes back, we're going to find out very quickly where things are at," Carlisle said during his weekly appearance Friday on the ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Galloway & Co." "He's going to have to show us with his actions and attitude that he's in."
Odom missed his fourth consecutive game Friday night when Dallas played New Orleans. He will also miss Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz. Odom attended to his ill father in Los Angeles, sources told ESPNDallas.com.
Carlisle was sensitive that Odom is dealing with a personal issue.
"There is a personal issue here and we do not know the extent of it or the details of it," Carlisle said. "There is a fine line between compassion, which our owner is showing, and gross insensitivity."
"I'm disappointed," Carlisle continued according to ESPN, "with the way the whole thing's gone. We've worked hard with this kid. I'm a patient guy, Mark is a patient guy, Donnie is a patient guy, our team is a patient team, but patience has worn thin here.
"... This is serious business. The business of winning NBA basketball games is serious business. This is not easy. It's not easy to win a game in the NBA. ... We need people that are engaged and we need people that are into it."
Odom's agent, Jeff Schwartz, issued a statement to ESPN: "The whole idea of going to the D-League was Lamar's," Schwartz said. "He proposed it to the Mavs; they never asked him. He wanted to get some floor time in actual game conditions before rejoining the team. People need to educate themselves on the rules in place here. NBA veterans don't get sent to the D-League without their consent."
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