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'Khloe & Lamar': Lamar Odom in Tears Before 1st Game Against Lakers

Sun, April 22, 2012 11:32pm EDT by Chloe Melas 9 Comments
Khloe & Lamar LA Lakers

Khloe and Lamar fly back to LA for one of the most intense and bittersweet games of his life and you’ll never believe what happens!

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom head back to their hometown on the April 22 episode of Khloe & Lamar, for Lamar’s game against his former team the LA Lakers and his stomach is in complete knots!

Khloe is right there cheering Lamar on whether it’s on or off the basketball court. On this episode Lamar needs her support more than ever. They head to LA for his first game against his team of seven years!

Lamar is incredibly nervous, he feels like he’s not ready to face his teammates and he misses LA terribly. The moment he walks into their LA mansion he gets choked up because it’s been so hard being away from home.

When they get to the game everyone is so welcoming. Lamar’s teammates welcome him back with open arms and everyone is so happy to see them. Even Kris Jenner shows up to give Lamar a pep talk before the game.

The crowd gives Lamar a standing ovation when he steps out onto the court, it was so awesome! Lamar didn’t only deserve it but it showed him that LA still loves him — he needed this!

Then in the middle of the game, they play a highlights reel of Lamar’s best moments from the Lakers and he’s shocked! Not only was it deeply moving, it just shows that LA is still his home.

The only downside of the episode is when Lamar’s best friend Jamie tells him that he’s not getting VIP treatment now that he’s moved to Dallas. This really hurts Lamar and makes him feel like Jamie is using him. But Khloe confronts Jamie and tells him to apologize to Lamar, and he does.

Khloe tells her sisters and Malika that she’s having a tough time making friends in Dallas and that she’s really lonely. Khloe says that she has nothing to do out there and she misses home, we don’t blame her!

The episode ends on a high note even though they lost to the Lakers by just three points. But now we know he gets let go from the Mavericks, so it will be interesting to watch that play out on the show.

It’s still crazy that the NBA allowed cameras to follow Lamar’s every move in the locker room, practice and at the game. It’s totally clear that that could have distracted him but only he knows what happened.

Tune in next Sunday for an all-new episode at 10pm ET!

— Chloe Melas

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