Lamar Odom: Released By New York Knicks!

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In slightly less surprising NBA free agency news than LeBron returning to Cleveland, the New York Knicks have severed ties with Lamar Odom.

The 34-year-old never even suited up for the orange and blue.

Lamar on the Clippers

Knicks president, Phil Jackson, who coached Lamar for five years in his prime with the L.A. Lakers, just signed Odom in hopes of revitalizing his career.

So much for that.

"Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player," Jackson said. "We found it necessary to free up the roster spot."

He did not elaborate on why the Knicks ended Odom's two-year contract after less than three months, and without him ever playing in a game.

You can imagine a whole host of reasons, though, if you're a Keeping Up With the Kardashians devotee or read any amount of celebrity gossip.

His last stint in the NBA was in 2012-13 with the L.A. Clippers, but last summer, during the 2013 offseason, Odom was arrested on a DUI charge.

He reportedly abused crack cocaine (the Lamar Odom crack video was an all-timer) and cheated on his wife, Khloe Kardashian, with various women.

Khloe has since filed for divorce and sold the home the couple shared, which has been featured (and robbed) on the current season of Keeping Up.

At least the Knicks resigned Carmelo Anthony the same day.

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