Mark Cuban says Lamar Odom wasn't committed to the Dallas Mavericks.
In his first public comments since Odom and the team parted ways, the Mavericks owner said Tuesday night that it was time to move on.
Cuban acknowledged the end came after Odom's four uninspired minutes Saturday night at Memphis. At halftime, Cuban asked Odom like he had several times previously if the player was "in or out" with the Mavs.
In what became an angry exchange, Cuban said Odom told him to quit playing games. That response gave the owner his answer.
Asked if that was the first time he noticed Odom not being focused to play, Cuban responded it wasn't, but said "the first 17 times" he tried to help him and turn it into a positive.