While Kobe Bryant laments the loss of a key Lakers teammate, both Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are being welcomed enthusiastically by members of the Dallas Mavericks organization.
First, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told the press that Khloe was his favorite Kardashian. Now, former Dancing with the Stars contestant/team owner Mark Cuban has come out and told Extra:
"She's welcome with open arms. We can't wait to have the whole family, can't wait to have Khloe and Lamar, we'll go from there."
And it sounds like the team will have more family members to welcome soon. Odom told Us Weekly that Rob Kardashian will soon join him and Khloe in Dallas, while various sources report the Kardashians are psyched about the trade because it allows them to expand their DASH franchise to a new city.
We'll give NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki the final word on the trade for now:
"[Odom] can bring the ball up, he can shoot, he can post. He's a great decision-maker with the ball and one of the best passing big men in the league today. So, we should be able to have fun with each other."