Easter is supposed to be a time spent with family while enjoying a great Easter dinner. Not for Lamar! Yesterday Lamar spent his time working out an agreement to leave the Team without actually being released. According to sources Lamar says:
“The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team.”
Lamars departure will be immediate and leaves open the opportunity that he can be traded. Any team that has Lamar on their roster on June 29th must buy him out for $2.4 or accept the full responsibility for him for $8.2 million. Lamar sees this time off as a chance to get his head together, relax, and recover mentally and emotionally. When players and coaches were asked about Lamar their response was “I’m done talking about that”. This could be the best thing to happen to Lamar since his trade. This could give a chance to recreate his brand.
Meanwhile, doesn’t this “buying out” deal sound like a rip off. If I was Lamar I would be embarrassed to see that i was being tossed around like an object instead of an actual HUMAN being but that what comes along with be a celebrity in the public eye.