Why We Love Lamar (Kardashian) Odom

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There is something so lovable about Lam Lam (as Khloe Karsashian fondly calls him)!

We, at http://www.campusnow.com wanted to share some quick facts on Lamar Odom with you……

1. He was officially inducted to the reality tv family hall of fame and doesn’t really care what everyone else thinks. (Kris Humphrey’s take note……)

(By the way, is it just us or does he cry a lot on “Khloe and Lamar”?) What’s cool about this whole reality tv bit is the fact that he even succeeded to get his name on the show – we don’t think any of the other Kardashian men were able to do that! Now that’s what we call a four point play!!

Don’t forget: You can now buy his cologne and pistachios at a Sears (we think) near you!

2. He was traded and didn’t pretend like he wasn’t stabbed in the back. 

It’s not every day that a team you played 8 years of your prime basketball life for, decides to trade you and doesn’t even have the courtesy to tell you about it. We don’t blame Lamar for being upset. He should have created more hell for Mr. Buss (Laker’s owner). On second thought, we LIKE Mark Cuban (Lamar’s new team owner)… especially since he did a cameo for “Khloe and Lamar”……Your turn Buss!!

3. Some basketball facts (For those of you with no point of reference: Lamar Odom in addition to being Khloe Kardashian’s husband is actually a basketball player – who would have thought, right?!)

We all know the NBA is a business, players are traded and released all the time, most times players understand this part of the job, other times they get their feelings hurt, when a player is no longer feeling excepted on a team, he’s not much help, which is why the lakers felt they needed to trade Lamar. With that said, here is what the Lakers are missing in the wake of Lamar Odom being traded on the court.

Lamar Odom had a huge role in the locker room moral role, everyone in the locker room felt close to Lamar, and comfortable with him. It was said he was a very playful person, and genuinely cared about everyone on the team. One of the struggles the Lakers have this season is a weak bench, the only players who seem to be worth giving time to are Steve Blake and Matt Barns, since Shannon Brown has moved on to Phoenix. According to “NBA StatsCube” coach Mike Brown has used 13 different rotations. With vanishing of Ron Artest into Metta World Peace, the lakers are short in skills and aggressive play. Odom was a very important part of the the bench because he was the leader of the group, and he was so talented at playing small forward, power forward and center positions, he could be inserted nearly anywhere. Without Odom, the Lakers bench is averaging just 21.3 points per game, and ranking 26th overall in efficiency. The Lakers missed out in trying to trade Odom for Chris Paul, not only did they not get the super star in return, but they lost Odom’s trust and felt they had to trade him. Odom’s had $17-million deal for two seasons left on his contract, which is very cheap for his skills. Lastly, the lakers had a home court advantagewith Lamar’s presence because naturally all the Kardasians were hanging around…, and “hanging out” of their outfits which proved to be a useful distraction (especially when the Nets were in town).

Love Lamar as much as us? We want to know why.

– The http://www.campusnow.com Blog Team

(with input from Matt Trainor – @M3GA_MATT)

 

 

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