Lamar Odom Traded to the Dallas Mavericks

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Courtesy of US Weekly:

Khloe and Lamar are ready to mess with Texas.

After a dramatic several days, basketball star Lamar Odom has been traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks, the LA Times’ Lakers Blog confirmed late Saturday.

Odom, 32, was initially set to be traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part of a nixed exchange of players between the Lakers, Hornets and the Houston Rockets.

Right now, it’s unclear exactly why Odom was ousted from the Lakers — sports blogs speculate that managers may have wanted to “dump” his costly $17 million salary and/or create opportunities to recruit other star players to the team.

Odom — who had skipped Lakers practice before the Dallas deal was announced — has remained quiet about the news, but his wife Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter late to grapple with their impending move to Texas.

“‘For I know the plans I have for u,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper u and not to harm u, plans to give u hope and a future.’ Jeremiah,” she wrote philosophically.

But the reality star, 27, also fought back against theories that her own celebrity somehow inspired the trade. “I am curious as to how I am the cause for any trade? LOL Some people just say anything behind their computer screens.”

“We are all sad,” she admitted to a follower, “but positive energy gets you farther then negative.”

She stayed optimistic about her move to the Lone Star state. “I am sure I will love it but I am a tad thrown off…I know for a fact blessings are everywhere!!! Everything happens for a reason. God is great.”

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