If Lamar Odom is serious about continuing his NBA career, he needs to dedicate himself completely to the game and not any outside business ventures that he or Khloe Kardashian have lined up. That is why it is good to hear that the power couple are ending their reality show on E!
According to TMZ, the second season of the Khloe & Lamar will be the last because Odom wants to get back to doing what he did best, at least before being traded to Dallas before the NBA season started in December.
But we're told Lamar is determined to make a comeback -- and he feels he should focus on only one project. Lamar will be living in L.A. full-time and he's hired trainers to help him get his game back.
According to sources, Khloe and Lamar WILL make occasional appearances on the reality mother ship,"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" -- but that's it. No mas.
TMZ may have jumped the gun a bit, as a report from MTV News states that representatives for the couple state that the show is not being officially pulled, but filming will depend on what happens with Odom's NBA career.
"The show has not been canceled," Khloé's rep told MTV News via e-mail, adding that further production will "depend on their schedules as Lamar's basketball is [the] priority right now."
While it is surprising to hear a Kardashian would be willing to give up a reality show, it is a testament to Odom's desire to continue playing the sport he loves that he would walk away from it.
NBA franchises don't want to sign a player whose life is going to be wrapped up in what he is doing in front of a reality show camera and the court.
After the disaster that was the Dallas Mavericks experiment, Odom has to prove to everyone around the NBA that he really wants to keep playing and can be a valuable asset.
One of the biggest problems he has faced throughout his career is his attitude. He was happy in Los Angeles, so when the Lakers tried to trade him to Houston before the season he was upset.
Then when the Mavericks swooped in to get him, Odom never even tried to ingratiate himself to that team because he wanted to play for the Lakers. While I am not saying it is wrong to have emotions, he has to understand this is a business and that's how things work.
Getting rid of all the pomp and circumstance of a reality television show and dedicating himself to the game he used to be really good at is the only way Odom has a chance to find a job before the 2012-13 NBA season.
Good for Odom for recognizing that and doing everything he can to make it happen.