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:
- Odom reflects on former teammate and friend Kobe Bryant
- Learning how to walk again
- How he still struggles with cognitive decline on and off the court
- Cheating on Khloé Kardashian
- How he won’t have sex again until he is married
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.