Lamar Odom’s Video Performance May Cost Him NBA Contract
Just when things were starting to look up for Lamar Odom, it seems as though demons have gotten the best of him once again.
After a video of an out-of-it looking Lamar, rapping about everything from “making the pain go away” to cheating on his wife, Khloe Kardashian, hit the internet last week, the former basketball star’s chances at signing a new contract with the NBA are looking slimmer than ever.
Lamar was reportedly close to signing a contract with his former team, the L.A. Clippers, prior to the release of the video — but his return to the court was conditional upon him being sober, which he doesn’t appear to be in the bizarre footage.
A source close to the troubled player claims that Lamar may have damaged his reputation sufficiently enough to have the team rethink their decision to welcome him back.
“This video goes against everything he told Doc Rivers and the Clippers of how he was improving. He may have ruined his chance to sign with the team,” the source tells HollywoodLife.
“Things were at one time 90% solid of Lamar signing,” says the insider. “Now that has drastically dipped and changed. The chances of Lamar signing with the Clippers has now turned into 20% at best after this video. It has always been about Lamar not ruining his chance and this may have done it.”
It still remains to be seen what fallout there will be from the video, but it certainly looks like it could be the final straw for his career — and his marriage.
Do you think Lamar can make it in the NBA after this? Should Khloe forgive him?