Will Khloe Stand By Lamar After His Split From Mavericks?
By @jschonb on April 11, 2012
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After just four months, Lamar Odom and the Dallas Mavericks have broken up. And if you were wondering who broke up with who, they’re both claiming it was “mutual.” Doesn't really sound that amicable however, since it's being reported that owner Mark Cuban paid Odom a locker room visit to voice his disappointment about the player's attitude and low shooting percentage. Odom later told ESPN, it is “in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team.”
The husband of Khloé Kardashian, who co-stars with her in the reality TV show "Khloe and Lamar", Odom spent six years with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning championships as well as the coveted Sixth Man of the Year Award. He was abruptly traded to Dallas in December after a series of missteps by team management. At the time, he was pretty open about the fact that he felt disrespected by the Lakers but Khloe stood by her man and moved from L.A. to the Lone Star state to support him.
Khloe and Lamar Credit Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com
The popular power forward never really clicked with his new team and Odom averaged a career low of 6.6 points a game playing for the defending champs. Chances are, the NBA player will be on the inactive list for the rest of the season. He wasn't granted his release, and he hasn't even been told that his option for next year won't be picked up, so the future is a bit murky.
In response to Odom's situation and the reality that they’ll probably leave Dallas, Khloé told the world her feeling’s on her husband’s treatment via Twitter.
U deserve so much better. Know ur worth and know ur skills that have been proven and earned! U showed ur strength, I love u.— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) April 9, 2012
In the few times I’ve watched any of the Kardashians on TV, Khloe always seemed like she was down for anything. She's by far the least pretentious of the sisters and the only one with any personality.
While Lamar was been her rock to lean on in the past, Khloe’s recent miscarriage is allegedly causing increased tension between the couple and they’re fighting a lot, said sources.
Despite what Khloe says in support of her husband and his release from the Mavs, the divorce rumors ramp up now that Odom is jobless. Will he be the next Kardashian man with his head on the chopping block? Hopefully Khloe will roll with the punches and we get a chance to see it all play out as basic cable entertainment fodder. Stay tuned...