Khloe Kardashian: Lamar Odom deserves better from Mavericks
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/10/2012
Khloe Kardashian feels husband and NBA player Lamar Odom has been treated unfairly by the Dallas Mavericks.
"Never a dull moment. You deserve so much better," the Khloe & Lamar and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tweeted on Monday.
"Know your worth and know your skills that have been proven and earned! You showed your strength, I love you."
Kardashian was reacting to Monday's announcement that Odom -- who was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Mavericks last fall and has since been with the Mavs for about four months now -- and the Mavericks have "mutually agreed" to part ways.
"The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it's in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team," Odom said in a statement released to ESPN.com.
"I'm sorry that things didn't work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs' organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship."
Odom's departure will reportedly take into effect right away, as the Mavs plan to list him as inactive for the remainder of the season instead of formally releasing him from the team.
While Odom would reportedly be ineligible to play in the NBA playoffs with a different team anyway due to the fact he wasn't let go before the March 23 deadline, the move to make him inactive will allow the Mavs to participate in the draft and trade him after the current season concludes.
In a subsequent tweet, Kardashian fired back at critics who have negatively addressed Odom's situation.
"[People] want to assume they know. My last tweet was for me and not for anyone else. I always send out encouraging tweets but today I get backlash? Odd," tweeted the former Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami star, later thanking her fans for showing their support.
"I love you guys!!! I have such amazing FRIENDS on twitter!!! Yes you are my FRIENDS!!!!"