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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Lamar Odom has options, Metta World Peace says

Lamar Odom before Saturday’s game. (Tony Gutierrez / AP)
Does Lamar Odom want to play basketball again, after parting with the Dallas Mavericks? It’s unclear at the moment, but a former Los Angeles teammate and childhood pal has mapped out a path for Odom to follow back to L.A.

“Maybe he can come back and be a ball boy and then next year, come play,” Metta World Peace told Dave McMenamin of “...He'd be the first ball boy in the NBA that can play. Come back; get the towels and next year, play. Why not? He should be a scout. Lamar should be a scout.”

Not that kind of scout, though.

“Lamar should just like for one month, just be a Boy Scout and wear the outfit,” World Peace said. “Just have fun. You're getting paid.”

If that doesn’t appeal to Odom, and you can see how it might not, World Peace has other ideas.

“What's the biggest mountain in the world? [Odom] should hike it. He should go hike it. Do something that's never been done.”

None of those things are likely to help Odom, whose trade by the Lakers to Dallas and personal issues left him in a funk that only worsened as time passed. Finally, after a four-minute performance Saturday night, a split that was portended on the “Khloe & Lamar” show became a reality.

Odom’s wife, Khloe Kardashian, denied any bad feelings about the relocation to Texas, tweeting: “I loved Dallas and will miss it! Xo”

Odom had nothing to say beyond the statement he issued Monday, but Kardashian elaborated a bit enigmatically with this tweet: “They both agreed… They both knew what was best… Now we have to figure out the rest' love this song. ... Blessed to have had such an amazing experience. Short but very sweet.”

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