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The biggest joke in the NBA comes in the form of Lamar Odom this Monday, as the reigning Sixth Man of the Year calls it quits with the champion Dallas Mavericks just three weeks shy of the postseason. It marks another less-than-stellar stunt in the lean power forward’s career-long bout with underachievement.

Blessed with the wing span of a seven-foot center, height at 6’10", dribble game of a point guard and fluidity and body motion of a left-handed George Gervin, Odom continues to self destruct and combust his NBA career with carelessness. The man is best suited for reality television and Jenny Craig commercials, as he arrived this season lackadaisical, pudgy and twenty pounds too heavy.

Heading into camp disenchanted with the sudden sweep of his services from sunny L.A. to down-home Dallas, Odom’s lesser bench role deconstructed the possibility of a follow up to the 2010-11 campaign, his best to date.

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