I remember the day Lamar Odom was traded to the Lakers I had a conversation with someone about how him and Kobe would clash because both had the abilities to be a team leader. I continued to follow Lamar’s successes and failures over the years. Since I was always a fan of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, it was a surprise to see Lamar on the show dating one of the Kardashian sisters. And I must admit, out of the three, I was glad that it was Khloe Kardashian that he had fallen for. It was evident on the show that Khloe genuinely loved Lamar and was trying to make their marriage work.
She even lied to family and friends about his drug use and infidelity, when they questioned why Lamar never kept dinner dates, or showed up for family functions. Khloe continued to live with Lamar knowing he was on drugs and tried to get him to got to rehab. On one episode she desperately tried to stop Lamar from hanging out with childhood bestie Jamie Sangouthai, (who died this summer from an infection that came from using dirty needles) because he was such a bad influence on Lamar and was abusing drugs also.
Now that Lamar is fighting for his life from an alleged drug overdose, people have so many opinions about his fall from grace. My problem with the situation is that I’m so tired of people saying “Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband…..” This man had a whole life before the 30 days he knew Khloe and married her. What about his 2 children’s mother and ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales? Their kids are 17 and 15 years old, which means she had to at least know him 17 years, but they haven’t said a word about her.
What about his cousins, aunts, teammates, classmates, coaches, and nieces and nephews? I’m sure he has other family members that are concerned about him besides Khloe, Kim, and Kris Jenner. And what really makes me mad is that on this season of their reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, Kim would bash Lamar whenever Khloe would talk to him on the phone or even mention him. Now all of sudden she’s rushing to be at his bedside, when on the show she didn’t give a damn about him. This whole sad situation is turning into a big media circus with celebrities even posting RIP messages to social media and he’s not even dead.
With everything that Lamar has gone through in his life I know I wasn’t the only one that saw this coming. But like Bobbi Kristina, what could you do about it? To the people that are saying the Kardashians are the reason for his drug use: no one can make anyone do drugs, especially if they aren’t doing them and Khloe tried desperately to get him off of drugs. To the people that are saying Lamar was on drugs when Khloe met him: I believe he was a recreational user, but there’s no way he could have been using drugs that heavily and be able to play in the NBA for all those years. So I don’t think there is anyone to blame but Lamar himself. True enough he has had a lot of tragedy and hardship in his life, but he was blessed with a gift from God that millions of little Black boys would die for.