Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are back in Los Angeles where Lamar just scored a four-year deal to play for the Clippers, but the couple is already feuding with Kris Jenner over just how much influence she can have over her prodigal employees/family members.
Kris’s constant meddling could have scored the Clipper deals to begin with. She’s no sports agent, but the National Enquirer reports that Lamar was extremely embarrassed by Kris butting in on his basketball career while she tried to broker a deal to keep Lamar and Khloe in LA and, more importantly, on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “Lamar feels that Kris is treating him like a little boy whose mother – in this case his mother- in-law – is trying to fight his battles for him,” a source told the Enquirer. “He’s totally embarrassed that she tried to get the Clippers to consider him. He has sports agents and a manager for that, and he can handle his real career just fine on his own.”
It got so tense between the three that even Khloe stepped in. She told her famous momager that Lamar “is a grown man who can take care of himself,” the source said. “She added, ‘Butt out Mom or we’re off the show!’ Kris’ main concern is money and keeping Khloe in Los Angeles so she can appear on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She knows that Khloe will go wherever Lamar goes, and that could hurt the family business. They aren’t Kris’ puppets – yet they feel like they’ve been treated that way.”
I still think Khloe and Lamar’s relationship might be for publicity, but the more I get to know Lamar from the show and off the show, I like him. This isn’t the first time he’s told Kris to step off, but he manages to do it in a non-Scott Disick douchie way that’s respectable. Let’s face it, not many people outside of the sports world would know who Lamar was if it wasn’t for Kris, and a lot of money comes with that, but she has to understand enough’s enough. Lamar and Khloe need to make decisions based on what’s good for them without considering the show. There are enough spin-offs to keep Kris busy for along while. But everyone got lucky here. Whether Kris had anything to do with the Clippers deal or not, it’s a win/win situation for everyone. Lamar can go back to the first team he started with, and actually have a chance at winning another championship, and Kris can keep her family (and show) in tact – for the next four years at least.
What do you think Kris wanted more – her daughter close to her again or everyone safely back in front of the cameras?
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