Former basketball star, Lamar Odom has had his share of controversies outside of the court. To document his trials and tribulations, Odom has released his autobiography, Darkness To Light.
According to an excerpt from the memoir published in D Magazine, Odom talks about how Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban kicked him during a game back in the 2011-12 season.
“You’re so f****** slow and out of shape,” Odom claims Cuban yelled to him. “Waste of f****** money.”
According to the excerpt, Cuban extended his right foot and kicked Odom in the shin.
“Come on, mother******!” he shouted.
I was stunned. This wasn’t a tap. I felt it. That was the last straw. It was painfully clear he did not respect me as a man. I felt the adrenaline rush through my body. In an instant I was transported back to Linden Boulevard, where the slightest act of disrespect could be fatal. As I sprang up, Vince Carter, who was sitting next to me, grabbed my arm tightly and leaned in.
“LO, chill out,” Vince said. “Don’t do it. It’s not worth it.”
He adds, “I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that Vince Carter saved me from catching a charge and ending my career in disgrace.”
Mark Cuban has not responded as of yet.
— D Magazine (@DMagazine) September 10, 2019