Lamar Odom still questions Lakers' trade
--The Times' Mike Bresnahan has breakfast in Dallas with former Lakers forward Lamar Odom, who still questions why the Lakers tried to trade him to the New Orleans Hornets.
--The Times' Ben Bolch explains the Lakers' unsuccesful attempts to reach out to Odom.
--ESPN.com's Ric Bucher argues in the video below that Kobe Bryant's recent scoring outburst was partly an exhibition to prove to Dwight Howard that he still has plenty left in his tank.
--ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan details how Lamar Odom has dealt with personal trials far more serious than trades.
--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr details how Pau Gasol and Luke Walton look forward to seeing Odom again.
--The Dallas Morning News' Rick Gosselin argues the Lakers don't have a shot at getting true revenge against the Mavericks.
--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky highlights Mike Brown's hope that the NBA reviews Blake Griffin's push on Darius Morris.
--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford focuses on the Lakers drawing motivation from being eliminated by the Mavericks in the 2011 playoffs.
--Silver Screen and Roll's wondahbap highlights Bryant as the Lakers' player of the week.
--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano reflects on Bryant's performances in the past week.
Tweet of the Day: "Got to get some rest :) long day tomorrow! I'm excited for the Mavs/Laker game... Night night world! Muah!" -- KhloeKardashian
Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "If Lamar wasn't a Maverick now, I'd root for us to simply throw napalm on their entire team and be done with it. I miss Lamar." -- Jon K.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo: Mavericks forward Lamar Odom drives against Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka during a preseason game last month.Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press