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Lamar Odom has been keeping up with a lot of things lately.
His marriage, the reality show that came along with said marriage.
Keeping up with his game while in Dallas wasn't high on his priority list. He averaged 6.6 points per game, the first time he's ever been in single digits for a season.
He's looking to rebound in 2012-13 with the Los Angeles Clippers.
I can't help but think of Rick Pitino in this case. After winning a title at Kentucky in 1996 and finishing runner-up in 1997, he chose to accept the job of running the Boston Celtics.
After struggling in Boston, he ran right back to the college game and accepted the job at Louisville. He tried to get as close to Lexington as possible.
Similarly, Odom, although traded, had a rough time in Dallas and now finds himself traded back to the Clippers where his career began, and as close to Lakerland as he can get.
He'll bounce back as well; lowering last season's career lows will be hard to do.