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Mark Cuban Talks Lamar Odom Trade and Welcoming Khloe Kardashian

Billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stopped by The Grove to chat exclusively with "Extra" host Mario Lopez about L.A. Lakers player Lamar Odom's move to the Mavericks.

"When the opportunity came up to get Lamar Odom -- he's 6'11", creative, talented -- I could not say no," said Cuban. "You know me. I like to win, always."

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How did the trade go down? "We didn't even know he was available. He's a great player, so you always want a player like that. Literally, the deal went down, start to finish, in maybe three to four hours. We had no idea it was going to happen."

The NBA team owner is excited about what Odom will bring to the Mavericks. "He's a point forward, a power forward. He's flexible and knows how to play. And he's great in the locker room, just an incredible amount of skill and you can never have enough of that."

Cuban also talked about welcoming Khloe Kardashian and her family to Dallas. "You know, we had a 'team' meeting, and we all decided that Khloe is the official favorite Kardashian of the Dallas Mavericks. She's welcome with open arms. We can't wait to have the whole family, can't wait to have Khloe and Lamar. We'll go from there."

He continued, "Dallas is a great town. She's going to love it. The Mavs really make a point for all the players when we bring somebody in, we really work with the families to make them feel comfortable. We really want to help them get used to the city as quickly as possible so that Lamar, or whoever the player is, can focus on basketball."