Clippers Discourage Lamar Odom Continuing Reality Show
No one is exactly explicitly "telling" Lamar Odom to get his personal life off the airwaves. It just sounds like its being loudly, emphatically suggested.
The 2010 NBA Sixth Man of the Year was recently the centerpiece of a four-way trade involving the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers that sent the championship-winning forward home to Los Angeles, where he opened his NBA career from 1999-2003.
For all the trouble others have gone to both get him out of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's hair and back into a Clippers uniform, Hollywood Life claims today that the Clippers are implying he should curtail his TV career.
Odom and wife Khloe Kardashian this past spring announced they would put their "Keeping Up with The Kardashians" spin-off "Khloe & Lamar" on hiatus so that Odom could get his focus back onto the hardwood. He put up disappointing numbers last season after being traded mid-campaign from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks, where he clashed with Cuban, coaches et al until he was placed on the team's "inactive" list.
Now, Odom finds himself in the running for a spot on this summer's U.S. Olympic team headed to London. Meanwhile, the Clippers according to one source "want nothing to do with the circus that comes along with everything Kardashian."
That sourced added, "They want Lamar to come in without any baggage or outside distractions . . . They are giving Lamar a huge chance and want nothing to ruin that."
Tell us what you think in the Comments section below: should Odom and Kardashian put "Khloe & Lamar" permanently on the shelf, would it be missed? Are the Clippers in the right to none-too-subtley try to direct Odom's gaze?