The Lamar Odom assignment to the NBA Development League over the weekend rubbed your's truly the wrong way, but it turns out maybe a short stint with the Texas Legends would have been all right. It turns out that while Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle's comments were concerning, it was actually the reality television star's idea to play in the D-League.
Odom said what I wanted him to when I wrote this, essentially, noting that he wanted to use the D-League's new rehab rule as it was intended -- meaning the Mavs weren't using it as any sort of punishment -- according to comments he made ESPN Dallas's Jeff Caplan prior to Monday's game.
"I suggested it because I had time off, didn't practice, didn't play, felt like that would be a good way to warm up," Odom said before Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I look at it, I think of the NBA and that's what it should be there for. A team has the luxury of having it. You see it all the time in minor league baseball. I thought it would be fun. I thought it would be different. It was something that for some strange reason I was looking forward to it."
Good attitude, Mr. Kardashian!