This is what happens when the world of sports and reality TV collide.
Lamar Odom is done after 50 games in Dallas, a mutual decision that comes with the defending NBA champion Mavericks trying to make sure they get back in the playoffs.
He had been depressed since the Los Angeles Lakers has traded him this past December.
Odom never seemed happy or comfortable in Dallas, not even when wife and reality TV co-star Khloe Kardashian was in the stands just a few feet from the Mavericks bench. His averages of 6.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 20.5 minutes were career lows, and he was booed by the home crowd as the sluggish performances multiplied.
“I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us,” Odom said. “But I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hoped Odom could fill a void on the team and considered him a key piece of the championship team because of his leadership skills.
So what does this mean for the Kardashian?
On last night’s episode of Khloe & Lamar, Lamar Odom copes with the emotional toll of saying goodbye to the Lakers, plus the intense pressure to prove himself with the Dallas Mavericks during intense three-a-day workouts — and he takes it out on his super supportive wife!
At the start of the episode, Khloe Kardashian packs up the couple’s L.A. home, with mom Kris Jenner and stepdad Bruce Jenner stopping by to see her off. Kris breaks down in tears and voices her concern for Khloe about moving her life to Dallas to support Lamar.
Hope cameras were rolling on Lamar’s departure from Dallas.