Lamar Odom: You'll Resent Khloe Kardashian If You Quit Basketball For A TV Career

Thu, April 26, 2012 6:44pm EDT by 21 Comments
Lamar Odom Career

Lamar, you’re feeling down in the dumps because you were dumped by the Mavericks and the Lakers. But that’s no reason to make the drastically bad decision of quitting basketball in hopes of a full-time TV career.

Lamar Odom — mark my words, you will truly be sorry if you give up now on the basketball career you love. You may think that because the Lakers traded you away this season and then you slumped at the Mavericks, that you have no future on an NBA court. You’re WRONG!

And if you give up concentrating on your basketball career and give in to Kris Jenner‘s pressure to shoot another season of Khloe & Lamar and to be featured even more in other Kardashian shows — instead of doing what you love, love, love — then you will deeply regret this bad decision and you’ll no doubt take it out on your wife, Khloe.

First of all, despite your disastrous and short season with the Dallas Mavericks, this doesn’t mean you won’t get a good shot at playing on another NBA team and having a major comeback. After all, it was just last year that you won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award for being a valuable player.

“I think Lamar will definitely get picked up by another NBA team for next season and other NBA players think so too,” CBS Sports Analyst and Host Lindsay McCormick tells Hollywoodlife.com exclusively. “You can have a one year slump and then be productive the next year. Lamar is one of the best players in the NBA and this season was just an off year for him, but he can come back.”

McCormick points out that the Mavericks have a big incentive to get another team to pick up the rest of Lamar’s contract of $8.2 million and that’s the $2.4 million that will still be left to pay out next season, if another team doesn’t take him.

But more than that, McCormick thinks Lamar would be nuts to quit basketball now. “He’s a great athlete. He should stick with the NBA and he should forget about reality TV and focus on what he has a real talent for and what’s paying the bills,” she says.

Of course, Lamar you may have TV stars in your eyes because the Kardashian clan has just landed a $40 million, 3-year reality TV deal with E!, but come on, that money already has to be divided among a huge clan of Kardashians. And do you really want to be dependent on your mother-in-law Kris Jenner for work?

An insider close to you, Lamar, told Hollywoodlife.com that you think that with Kris Jenner’s connections you can get a job as a TV sports analyst or get into acting, like Ice T. But Lamar, you need to step back into the world of reality and NOT the reality TV world. You’re a proven top NBA player. You’re not a proven actor! Why would you give up something that you’ve worked so hard for and excelled at for something else that’s just a fantasy?

And do you really think that doing Khloe & Lamar, without your own basketball career, will be fulfilling?

“Lamar may feel that it’s easier to give in now and do reality TV. I call it taking the low-hanging fruit option. But he’ll be resentful later when he realizes that he was still young and a great player and he had a lot more seasons in him,” points out relationship expert Diana Falzone.

“To become a professional athlete is a one in a million opportunity and to give that up and to not have it be your first career priority is just dumb,” Falzone says.

She also strongly believes that when you, Lamar, get over your current depression and realize that you gave up your NBA career under pressure from your mother-in-law, you’ll resent Khloe and that resentment could lead to a divorce. “He’s not thinking clearly now and he’s down but he shouldn’t be sucked into the Kardashian brand and forget about his own career,” she says.

Falzone believes, like I do, that Kris Jenner is first, and foremost, and will always be primarily supportive of only those with the last names, Kardashian and Jenner.

She is, after all, totally focused on the bottom line. “When she talks about family first, she means ‘nuclear family,'” Falzone explains. “Her daughters’ men are really just on the back burner.”

You hear that, Lamar? You are the accessory to Khloe that provides your wife with a valuable TV show. But that’s it!

Kris Jenner is never going to be your momager — no matter how often she tweets she is out shopping with her “son.”

Lamar, look out for your own basketball career. You CAN be a great player again with the right dedicated mindset! Don’t give up on your self and simply become a reality TV sidekick husband!

Bonnie Fuller

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20a fuse

Posted at 10:12 PM on July 4, 2012  

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auda

Posted at 10:52 PM on May 4, 2012  

Its unwise for Lamar Odom to quit his NBA career unless he is past his prime. What happened to Kris Humphries should be an eye opener and so tread cautiously.

As it is Kris Jenner has unofficially appointed herself as his manager. Another 10percent?

Let Khloe continue with her Keeping Up with her family, but Lamar should be a man, do his own stuff and choose his own career path. The controversies and all the negative talks about Kim especially and the Kardashian surely is a major distractions and embarrasments and can be a source to strain relationship in their marriage.

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auda

Posted at 11:00 PM on May 4, 2012  

I think Khloe need to stay away from her mom too..this marriage might hit rock bottom if all these late 20’s and 30’s Kardashian still hang around almost 60 years old woman.
Its weird that their mother have so much say in their lives.

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Tosha

Posted at 6:28 PM on April 30, 2012  

Lamar u should play ball don’t get caught with your wife family don’t get me wrong I love all of them

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dee

Posted at 10:55 PM on April 29, 2012  

Lamar what an IDIOT!

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Deborah

Posted at 3:33 PM on April 28, 2012  

Lamar was awesome until he met the Kardashians. He should run as fast as he can away from that family and never look back.

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renee

Posted at 12:16 AM on April 28, 2012  

Lamar, basketball is your love&dream it took you out the hood. Khloe Kardashian was no where in the hood helping you with your struggled back in the day you did it by yourself with the help of your grandmother god bless her soul think what she will tell you what to do, pray about it, sleep on it, and then live with what ever you decide to do. Die hard Lamar Odom fan

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yomomma

Posted at 12:44 PM on April 27, 2012  

Mark Cuban was so right for letting Odom go..that guys a loser! Khloe don’t reproduce with a loser..you’re so pretty and he’s a pot head gorilla.

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lily

Posted at 12:27 PM on April 27, 2012  

Lamar..OMG! What are you doing?? Don’t give up your talent for some lame TV show..You are meant to be in NBA..dont give up now if you love it you should keep doing it. you will find a new team follow your dreams and never give up, belive in yourself don’t quit. if you quit now do it for the write reasons not for some lame TV show.I believe in you you should to! :)

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David Powell

Posted at 12:19 PM on April 27, 2012  

Lamar, like anyone else, needs to stay away from that continuous train wreck. I thought Paris Hilton was overrated then along came three bigger skanks with a nasty “mom” and even less talent. Stay far away Lamar, stay far far away man!

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Sara

Posted at 10:42 AM on April 27, 2012  

Iam not a basketball fan def a kardashian fan but I don’t think you should give up your talent for a tv show.you seem to be a good hearted person and always put the ones you love first well it’s time to put Lamar first.I love Khloe she is a great wife but all she seems to care about is having you all to herself and hates when you share your time with others.hope you do what’s right for you and only you!

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Sheila davis

Posted at 9:51 AM on April 27, 2012  

Yes I think Lamar should stay in the NBA .I’m for sure someone will pick him up for the next season.after all he does play ball very well.everyone hits a bad spot from time to time.he just have to pray for strength and keep going.this is a gift that god gave him.please don’t give it up.sometimes god allows us to go through things to get our attention.so my message to Lamar is don’t give up cause god has more for you.sometimes we lose things for something better but we don’t realize it until it happens.I hope this message helps.

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Kidd Yung

Posted at 3:01 AM on April 27, 2012  

L.o as every body kall u….if u give up basketball something every yong man dreamz for a b.s show…u are realli CRAZY…think bak to all the hard work u put into making it as far as u did I would give ne thang to b playn basketball n frnt of millionz every day….u bn on a monsta team thrwout yo life yea dey traded u which ok still thank was dumb…wit da mavz u was so outa place would have felt the same….so u couldnt expect to have a great season as u had wit da lakers…every bad thang happen fo a reason….like boosie said dis just a minor set bak for a major kum bak….so l.o iono u frm adam&eve but I hope u choose bball o a money hungry fam show….plus look at all da otha men kardashians bn wit….jenner bully bruse….kimz a money hungry fam cravn celeb look how she treatd kris humpries n my boi R.B….he was smart n fell bak….da otha sis ran her man away..n treated him like he was n jail…PLZ DNT B DA NEXT VICTIM…

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Melanie

Posted at 2:23 AM on April 27, 2012  

Lamar knows he rather be in the NBA than on the Kardashian’s huge staged “reality” shows. If he’s THAT under pressure by the K’s to do the show, then tell Khloe to tell them to go kick rocks. Khloe is the only one with ‘cahones’ to stand up against Kris Jenner’s wishes. If it were any of the K sisters, I’d say Khloe is the one who would care less whether she’s famous or not.

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TRUTH

Posted at 11:53 PM on April 26, 2012  

odom is pawn for the show, he’s given in to the manipulation. Marriage is a legal contract that can be voided momentarily in kardashianworld, it does not make him a kardashian. He is in an unsecured place, he will be discarded when he is no longer deemed bankable by kris jenner and replaced. Like the saying cutting your nose off to spite your face.

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TRUTH

Posted at 12:03 AM on April 27, 2012  

odom is cutting his nose off to spite his face by quitting ball. Basketball is what he loves and will serve him best if he commits to it, the kardashians will harm him.

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Lisa

Posted at 11:13 PM on April 26, 2012  

He’s lazy. If he gives up basketball, even for a year for reality tv, that will say a lot about him and his dedication to the game. I doubt any team will want him then.

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Shelly

Posted at 9:46 PM on April 26, 2012  

My brother said Lamar is a good player but he could be playing fantastic one day and the next day he would be he playing just the opposite but. He also said he doubt if he goes into reality TV and give up basketball. I guess we shall see.

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Marie

Posted at 9:01 PM on April 26, 2012  

He is now her “boy” not her man.

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sesa

Posted at 10:25 PM on April 26, 2012  

For sure, he’s cut off his manhood.

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sesa

Posted at 10:26 PM on April 26, 2012  

For sure, she’s cut off his manhood.

 
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