June 02, 2010
Being a professional athlete is tough sometimes. Trust me — as a blogger, I would totally know. Basically the only thing harder than being in the limelight 24-7 is the life of a reality television star. You think you want that attention, but once you get it, things change. I'm just guessing on this, since I've yet to be cast on "Survivor," but it must be true.
So if you were to combine the stresses of being an athlete with the constant scrutiny of being a reality TV veteran, then mix it with sickening amounts of candy, you'd almost approximate what Lamar Odom(notes) and Khloe Kardashian have going on. Heck, throw a baby in there — yep, they're expecting — and everything gets a little more complicated.
Then on top of all that stress, throw in the fact that the Lakers are playing the Celtics for the NBA title and you can understand why Lamar Odom wouldn't want to bring his wife to Boston. With those fans, it's just too much. From Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports:
“It’s a little more hostile in Boston,” Odom said. “I don’t know how my wife [reality star Khloe Kardashian] is going to be able to sit in the crowd.
“They gave it to my kids last time in Boston. I can’t repeat (what was said). It will be fun. The people were rude to my kids, but it was fun.”
Leaving Khloe home is probably a wise choice. During a recent visit from my sister, I caught a few episodes of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," and there is more than a little that Boston fans could use for ammunition. Like, for instance, when Khloe made Lamar a "sweet treat" video that was by far the strangest two minutes on television this year. Boston fans might just twist that a little.
Then again, there's nothing more important than having your loved ones near you when you really need them. Sure, the emotional support during an NBA Finals would be excellent, but I really meant at night. I mean, who is going to be able to get Lamar all the chocolate he needs before he can sleep if Khloe isn't around?