Lamar Odom tells how Vince Carter saved him from beating up Mark Cuban

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Former-NBA star Lamar Odom admits he wasn’t in a good headspace when he was playing for the Dallas Mavericks. But, he didn’t appreciate Mark Cuban getting physical, and actually kicking him.

On this weekend’s episode of In Depth with Graham Bensinger, Odom details how Vince Carter kept him from beating up Cuban, plus:

The full episode debuts across the country this weekend (episode preview; weekend TV listings).

Graham: Tell what the situation was and how Vince Carter pretty much saved you from knocking [Mark] Cuban out.

Odom: We were at a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. And I guess he didn’t like how I was playing, I guess my energy, my effort was bad. And he, kinda, just got emotional. He just… kicked me in my shin and told me like, “Come on. Let’s go. Get with it.”

Graham: But it was harder than that?… Like you really felt it.

Odom: Yeah. I just felt, I just took it as the ultimate challenge, and disrespect… And then [Vince Carter] looking at me like ‘don’t do it.’ ‘Cause I guess he probably saw the look on my face. I was ready to toss Mark Cuban’s ass around that locker room.