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Lakers Collapse at Home: Lamar Odom Talks Reality TV

Yikes. Tough timing for a non-basketball story about Lakers 6th man Lamar Odom. Odom is profiled in today’s LA Times, talking about the trouble he’s had adjusting to the demands of reality TV for his show “Khloe & Lamar.”

From the LAT:

There has been a sense of disquiet among even the most loyal Lakers fans as the team has struggled to regain the championship footing of the last two seasons. And yet, even as the team continued in the playoffs, Odom still made time to film the reality show. Friday, he sat down to tape one of the confessional-style interviews that populate the program, according to an E! spokeswoman.

Still, the producers say they went to great lengths to make sure the Lakers were OK with cameras trailing one of their star players.

“I said to Lamar during our first meeting that we would shoot during the off-season, and he was like, ‘No, no, no. I’m boring when it’s off-season. I just sleep. We need to shoot this now, because this is my life,’” recalled Jeff Jenkins, an executive at Bunim-Murray Productions, which produces “Khloé & Lamar.”

Too bad for the show–because with the Lakers down 0-2, blowing two home games to Dallas, there’s a good chance Odom’s life could be back to boring again within the week.

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