While Khloe Kardashian was busy on the talk show circuit trashing sister Kim Kardashian’s estranged husband Kris Humphries, her own husband’s NBA career was going down the toilet. Today Lamar Odom was flushed out of the league.
Lamar’s career began to spiral downward after he was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks, last year’s world champions. He hasn’t been the same since.
What’s more he’s had to deal with Khloe’s new reality television show, “Khloe and Lamar,” which focuses on their home life. It hasn’t been the cheeriest household recently.
Khloe has been telling friends and family that Lamar has been depressed ever since he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks last fall, according to gossip site radaronline. There have been reports of marital strife and rumors of divorce, since denied.
The couple had just leased a condo in Dallas and had planned to shoot their family reality show.
Lamar never got his groove back on court after the trade, and was demoted for a time because of his poor play. But while Lamar has been struggling emotionally and trying to adjust to a new city and new team, Khloe has been busy on the talk show circuit defending Kim.
Meanwhile, Kris, 26, who plays for the New Jersey Nets, is having a standout season.
Between the show and making appearances, it’s hard to see how Khloe could devote any real time to Lamar when he needed her most. Instead she’s been forced to carry water for Kim.
Some critics also complained that Odom was distracted by the reality show.
Lamar addressed his departure from the team today. “The Mavericks and I have mutually agreed that it’s in the best interest of both parties for me to step away from the team,” he told ESPN.
“I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mav’s organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
Khloe did her best to hide her disappointment. “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,” she Tweeted.
Odom will be listed as “inactive” for the rest of the season so the Mavericks can possibly trade him at the end of the season. Although he’s 32, he could still have three or four more good years on the hard boards. Michael Jordon retired when he was 40. The average retirement age is around 36.