Lamar Odom has blamed his cousin's death for affecting his basketball performance recently.
Lamar, whose starry life away from the basketball court with wife KhloÃ© Kardashian hasn't helped his standing with frustrated Texans, infuriated some followers by suggesting that if he improves his game, he could be the next P. Diddy.
Lamar Odom thinks the death of his cousin affected his performance on the basketball court.
The husband of Khloe Kardashian told followers on twitter that his relative's murder was a difficult image to forget after one user of the micro-blogging website hit out at his poor part in games for Dallas Mavericks.
He initially wrote: ''Being the best basketballplayer I can possibly be will allow 2 become the next P.Diddy. I know whats fly! Dis the Year. ThecomeBackKid!''
However one fan, called TJPerry, replied: ''Maybe should've thought about 'being the best' when you were collecting a check from the mavs instead of sulking like a b!''
Lamar replied: ''Use your platform 2 speak wisely and be an honorable fan not a fan-atic. there is a difference . just look u follow me. luckyU!LuvYa''
He later posted a public message to a wider audience: ''It was hard to 2 get the picture of my cuz who was 24 was shot in the head out of my mind! Thanks 4 support.''
Khloe's husband was also the passenger in an accident where a 15-year-old boy was killed last year.