DALLAS - Well if Dallas Mavericks player Lamar Odom's basketball play gets any lower he may run into some West Virginia coal miners picking away at Mother Earth.
The NBA forward who last year received the coveted Sixth Man of The Year Award has been playing extremely sluggish, he looks out of shape, and some sports reporters are even saying that he has crossed over into the politically incorrect arena.
Rufus Reno with Sports Balls Illustrated Weekly stated that Odom's focus appears to be somewhere out in LaLaLand and his on court execution has certainly left the building.
Reno went on to point out that for the past few weeks the only thing professional about the 6-foot-10-inch ex-Laker is his Dallas Mavericks uniform.
Some die-hard Maverick fans are starting to say that they fear that Lamar's wife Khloe Kardashian will bring the same type of dreaded "Curse" to the Mavericks that Jessica Simpson brought to the Dallas Cowboys back when she was dating quarterback Tony Romo.
Even Maverick's star Dirk Nowitzki was recently overheard saying in a German accent, "Vell vot in da verld is vrong viff O-DUMMM?"
Dallas coach Rick Carlisle says that it is all a mystery to him. He noted that the other day during one of their games he noticed that Lamar was not sitting on the team bench.
He asked the players where Lamar was and Jason Kidd pointed up to the sixth row where Lamar was eating some popcorn with his wife, his co-star in the hit reality show Khloe and Lamar.
Coach Carlisle whistled ala former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and motioned for Odom to get his reality show butt back on the bench.
Needless to say Mavericks owner Mark "$$$" Cuban is not a happy camper. Sports Territory Magazine is reporting that Cuban is so disappointed in Odom that he has decided to send him down to play with the Mavericks D-League affiliate the Frisco (Texas) Rattlesnakes.
Cuban quipped that the Frisco team travels to all of their away games in two SUVs, so he is hoping that the spoiled Left Coaster will say the hell with this and start playing like the NBA player that he is getting paid $8.9 million a year to play.
Tango Brisket with STM disclosed that he heard it from a highly placed inside and unnamed source in the Mavericks organization that Mark Cuban tried unsuccessfully to trade Odom to the Charlotte Bobcats, who currently have a 4-29 record, in exchange for a 67th round draft choice, 6 NBA basketballs, 3 cases of Gatorade, and 2 iPads.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Both Sports Territory Magazine and Sports Balls Illustrated Weekly tried to reach Lamar's wife Khloe Kardashian to get her comment on the Dallas Mavericks-Lamar Odom basketball sideshow. But her publicist said that she could not talk due to a slight case of Lengualistica Infecticalalosis (a tongue infection)].