At least one Kardashian has her priorities straight it seems. According to a number of reports Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have decided to pull the plug on their “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” spinoff reality show due to the effect on Lamar’s career.
After being traded from the Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks last year, Lamar had one of the worst seasons of his NBA career, only starting in four out of 50 games before being placed on the inactive list mid-season. Sources reportedly told HollywoodLife last month:
“Lamar never thought being part of a reality show would have such an impact on his life. At the beginning, Lamar thought it would be fun to be part of the show. But when he got let go from the Lakers, he realized the show was nothing but a distraction.
“The show started taking a toll on Lamar and Khloe’s relationship when he got traded. It was kind of a wake-up call for Lamar. He’s scared about his future and his career.”
Take note Kanye.
This news comes just a week after The Kardashian Klan signed a three-year, $40 million deal for their original series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which makes the timing rather interesting, but a rep has said Khloe and Lamar haven’t officially called it quits for their series, it’s just “on hold.”
“It has NOT been cancelled,” the rep told PEOPLE. “It’s just on hold now while schedules are figured out. It will depend on their schedules, as Lamar’s basketball schedule is a priority.”
Hopefully Lamar has a basketball schedule to adhere to. According to USA Today, he’s at least hoping to make the U.S. Olympic team for this summer’s London Games and with the number of injured players who have been removed from the roster, he may get his chance.
After watching a few episodes of their show for the first time last night, Khloe does seem to be genuinely supportive of Lamar’s career so the likelihood of a season 3 coming soon seems pretty slim.
What do you think about the couple pulling the plug on “Khloe and Lamar?”
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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