The demotion is reportedly not due to poor play -- although it's definitely been a down season statistically for Odom, who was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks -- but rather the always vague "family matter."
In fact, it was Odom's idea to play with the Developmental League's Texas Legends before returning to the Mavericks. But it's unclear just when that'll be: Odom initially took some time off to tend to his ailing father and was supposed to meet up with his pro team after last weekend's NBA All-Star Weekend. That never happened, and, well, here we are.
For her part, Odom's famous wife, Khloe Kardashian, fired off the following, rather cryptic tweet very early Friday morning: "Crazy/weird week but I'm putting fantastic vibes out into the universe. Vibes do your thing".