When the Los Angeles Lakers traded Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks for a trade exemption, three thoughts crossed my mind:
A) This is obviously a move to clear cap space for the Lakers to bring in Chris Paul and/or Dwight Howard.
2) The Kardashian family and the E! Network must be going absolutely ape sh*t over this news. After all, having Odom and Khloe Kardashian living and playing in L.A. made “Khloe & Lamar” all the more convenient.
III) You know who must love this? Mark Cuban.
That third point is the most important, because, after all, Cuban is a fame whore unlike any other, rivaled in the NBA owners circle only by the Miami Heat’s Mickey Arison, who #humblebrags on Twitter about driving around with Jimmy Buffett on New Year’s Eve and boasts about his latest vacations despite reportedly losing $1.3 billion last year.
Cuban obviously doesn’t love that his defending champions look slow and overwhelmed to start the season 3-4, and he especially can’t love watching Odom struggling to find his role on the team. But he must sure as hell love Kim Kardashian showing up to games to pick out her next $18 million man, like she did last night when her and Khloe feigned delight in signing things for their fans as they watched the Mavs beat the Phoenix Suns, 98-89.
Now, it’s not a certainty that the former Mrs. Humphries was shopping for man meat, but if she was, I’d actually sign off on a relationship with Shawn Marion, because that just seems like the perfect recipe for batsh*t crazy.