Lamar Odom undecided about TV show
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom and wife Khloe Kardashian already have their marriage shared with the world in gossip rags and celebrity entertainment shows. But Odom said Friday he hasn't decided whether he is going to take his relationship to the television screen and make the full transition from basketball star to reality TV star.
"It's a decision," Odom said before the Lakers' game against the Philadelphia 76ers. "If I wanted to make a pitch to have one, I probably could but, I don't know. I'm busy."
"As of right now, I'm not sure. I'm pretty busy during the season. The decision hasn't been made."
Us Weekly first reported the plan for a Khlomar/LODashian spinoff show to feature Odom and his wife, following the success of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami," starring Khloe and her sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
"Should I do one, what do you think?" Odom asked a reporter. "They pay pretty well."
The celebrity magazine reported that shooting would begin in the spring, around the same time the playoffs would be starting for the Lakers.
"It's something you got to think about," Odom said. "You got to be dedicated to it ... I want it to be good if I did it."
Odom has expanded his profile away from the court since marrying Khloe on the eve of Lakers' training camp last season. He and his wife have a unisex fragrance in development and Odom has appeared in several national ad campaigns, including a commercial that aired on Super Bowl Sunday.
"We have a lot of things going on and a reality show is in the mix," Odom said. "People that live and work in L.A., we're all brands. That's just a way that a person would go about building a brand."
Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter. Brian Kamenetzy of the Land O' Lakers blog contributed to this report.