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Lamar Odom, Mark Cuban Got Into Locker Room Argument, According To Report

The Lamar Odom saga may have come to an end for the Dallas Mavericks, but the repercussions will likely be felt for some time, especially as details of Odom's short tenure in Dallas continue to emerge. The latest revelation out of the Mavericks locker room isn't pretty.

Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein of ESPN Dallas/Ft. Worth report that Odom and Mavs owner Mark Cuban had a heated verbal exchange in the locker room during halftime on Saturday night, in what would prove to be Odom's last game with the team.

Sources told ESPNDallas.com that the heated words were "the culmination" of an exasperating weekend that convinced team officials to initiate discussions on Easter Sunday that led to the parties agreeing to part ways for the rest of the season.

According to sources, the crux of the heated halftime confrontation was Cuban asking Odom if he was "in or out." Sources said Odom, who had played only four minutes in the first half, reacted angrily to the question and did not take his seat on the bench until after the third quarter began.

This news likely does not come as much of a shock to anyone who has followed the Odom story since the reigning 6th Man of the Year was sent to Dallas, much to his chagrin. The shouting match appears to have been the final straw in the team's decision to place him on the inactive list.

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