On Sunday, Memphis beat a Manu-less Spurs squad and Chris Paul dominated the Lakers as the Hornets stole game 1 in L.A. Denver came close to upsetting Oklahoma City, but were thwarted by an uncalled offensive goal-tending violation that swung the game for the Thunder. Enough about on-the-court talk. How is Lamar Odom’s new reality show affecting his career?
Odom stars in Khloe and Lamar on VH1. Bill Plaschke thinks the new reality show will be a distraction when people see how pathetic it makes Odom look.
At one point in one of the first two episodes, Odom loses a battle with one of Khloe’s immature power plays and can only say, “What kind of preschool [bleep] is that?” At another point, he is shown phoning his agent and, with a hint of desperation, asking about his chances of making the All-Star team. Then there are the scenes that show his distress over his relationship with his long-lost father, including one chilling moment in which Khloe phones Odom’s dad and un-invites him to a Lakers game because Lamar wouldn’t be comfortable.
I thought the worst part was the scene where he was married to Khloe Kardashian.
On the night of the show’s Sunday debut, Odom barely shows up in the loss to Oklahoma City, scoring seven points with three rebounds. The following Sunday before the airing of the second episode, Odom arrived late for the Lakers’ first postseason game, then slogged his way to 10 points and just one rebound in the loss to New Orleans.
So how will Lamar do tonight? Less than 80 hours after the second episode of his
reality Celebriality show? And less than 36 hours after he accepted his Sixth Man of the Year award? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
The Grizzlies and Spurs play at 8:30 on NBATV. Nuggets – OKC start a TNT double-header at 8 followed by Lakers – Hornets at 10:30. [LA Times, Image via Getty]