Lamar Odom Traded to the Dallas Mavericks

Celebrity News Dec. 11, 2011 AT 11:24AM
Lamar Odom Traded to the Dallas Mavericks Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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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