Khloe – you are a smart woman. And a loving wife. ‘Khloe & Lamar’ has been cancelled according to a Hollywoodlife.com source and we applaud you for absolutely doing the right thing for your husband and marriage!
First TMZ.com reported this morning, April 30 that Khloe & Lamar had been cancelled and now an insider close to the Kardashians confirms that it’s true that you and Lamar Odom have finally agreed , to cancel Khloe & Lamar, in order to save his NBA basketball career.
I’m so glad Khloe, that you’ve decided to put Lamar’s needs and your marriage ahead of any focus on fame and fabulousness that comes along from filming reality shows.
Lamar was one of the top players in the NBA, and was happily a member of the LA Lakers when he met you, Khloe.
There’s no way, that when you and he tied the knot in a purple Lakers-themed wedding that he could have planned or foresaw giving up the basketball career he loved ,when he “married” the Kardashian clan.
He was devastated, actually tearful on Khloe & Lamar ,when he was suddenly traded to the Dallas Mavericks at the start of this season, and he seriously underperformed when he joined the Mavs.
Lamar blamed the “distraction” of filming Khloe & Lamar for his poor performance, a Kardashian insider told Hollywoodlife.com. And he desperately wanted to quit the show, the insider reported to us.
Nevertheless, a source told us that Kris Jenner was still pressuring you and Lamar to film another season.
Only after, Lamar was relegated to the Mavericks’ inactive list, and was, of course, depressed, did insiders tell us that the future of Khloe & Lamar was up in the air. However, Lamar did agree to be in scenes of Keeping Up With The Kardashian, when filming started in NYC last week, after it was agreed there would be no mention of basketball or his career, the source told us.
That was a pretty major compromise for him, Khloe. We’re so glad now that you and mom, Kris, have returned the favor by agreeing that the next season of Khloe & Lamar can be cancelled.
Khloe – this unselfish move will do the utmost to restore the health of your relationship with Lamar. Instead of Lamar possibly resenting you for forcing your career to take precedence over his, now he will see you as being his life partner and teammate.
“Khloe is making a statement that Lamar and her marriage are her #1 priority,” agrees Dr. Gilda Carle, Today.com’s 30-second therapist. “She has chosen her husband ahead of her famous brand and it wil do a lot for her marriage.” Plus, Khloe you can still pursue your own tv career without Lamar, appearing as much as you want on Keeping Up With the Kardashians as well as working on all your fashion, accessories collections as more. This doesn’t mean you’re by any means, giving up your career to become a stay-at-home wife.
Khloe, you may not have realized just how distracting you, your family and your TV show have been for Lamar. You’re not a professional athlete so it’s probably been hard for you to understand that so much of the game is mental.
” Khloe’s been distracting Lamar from the total focus he needs,” points out relationship expert Cooper Lawrence, host of The Loose Talk, Talk, podcast on iTunes. “Lamar can’t be serving two masters. He has to be in top professional athlete shape and as well go to practices, meetings with his coaches, travel. There’s a lot of work that goes on outside the court that we don’t see. But he’s been followed around by TV cameras all day.”
Khloe, it’s so important for your relationship that you’ve come to realize how important it is for Lamar to focus on his own career and that being an NBA player is more than a full-time job.
Lamar’ s now hired trainers to help him get his game back, according to TMZ.com.
Quitting Khloe & Lamar and working full-time to get into top shape, will send the right message to the NBA world that he’s serious about playing basketball and that news will go a long way towards convincing NBA teams, that he could perform on their rosters.
“This is 100 per cent the best career move Lamar could have made.Owners and anyone involved in an NBA organization want someone who is fully dedicated to their craft,” explains Lindsey McCormick, CBS Sports Analyst and Host.
“They want someone fully dedicated to playing the sport of basketball and if you have cameras following you around then your focus is elsewhere,” says McCormick. He’s made this decision just at the right time too. ” The NBA is a pretty small circle and trainers usually have more than one athlete they’re training so word will get out if Lamar’s training sessions are going well. The Mavericks should want to get Lamar traded and off their roster by June.”
McCormick does believe that teams will be interested in signing Lamar, especially if it’s clear that his focus is back.
Listen Khloe, you’ve done a remarkable thing especially coming from the Kardashian clan where the men have traditionally taken a back seat. But your husband has a one in a million talent that he must be allowed to express.
“The Kardashians have been criticized for having no talent (except for fame-seeking), but Lamar has A LOT of talent. He must have realized he had to pursue it,” points out Cooper Lawrence.
Congrats Khloe – if the report is true – for coming to the same conclusion – we’re so proud of you!
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