Kobe Bryant Gets Emo About Lamar Odom’s Trade to the Dallas Mavericks

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By: Vibe / December 12, 2011

The announcement that Lamar Odom will no longer be a player on the LA Lakers sparked some rumors and backlash against the Kardashian brand, and Kobe Bryant isn’t having it!

Rumors began to circulate–after Odom was traded to the Dallas Mavericks–that it was due to his involvement in the Kardashian reality TV shows. But TMZ reports that Kobe Bryant, Odom’s former teammate, is shooting those rumors down.

“I don’t get it. I don’t understand that. He had his best season last season, clearly it wasn’t a distraction, and he played his ass off. I don’t get where that comes from. You’re talking about the Sixth Man of the Year last year … he played lights out. I don’t understand the criticism of reality shows and this, that and the other.”

Looks like Khloe Kardashian isn’t the only one sad about the trade. –Krystal Holmes