zondag 27 mei 2012

Khloe Kardashian holds it together for Lamar Odom

as they return from Dallas to face old team during LA homecoming

The transition from California to Texas has clearly been tough on Khloe Kardashian but the star tries to keep it together for her man, Lamar Odom.
On tonight’s Khloe and Lamar the pair make a short trip back to Los Angeles where the basketball star is playing against his old teammates, the LA Lakers.
The tense episode shows the lead-up to the nerve-wracking game but first the 27-year-old is taking time out with her family and friends.
Homecoming: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom made their way back to Los Angeles in tonight's episode of Khloe and Lamar
Homecoming: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom made their way back to Los Angeles in tonight's episode of Khloe and Lamar
While she tells twins Malika and Khadijah Haqq at a photo shoot that she is loving Dallas’ Southern hospitality, she can’t hide that it’s hard not having friends there.
It’s not her first hint that she is lonely. She told younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner that she’ll be on the first flight back to Calabasas when her husband is finished with his season.
But the brunette doesn’t have time to stress about her own trivial matters and needs to be there for her partner who is coping with the various issues that being back in town has brought up.
Khloe is worried about Lamar, who hasn’t been as close to his best friend, Jamie Sangouthai, since moving away.
Girl time: The business woman visited her family including younger sisters Kendall and Kylie
Girl time: The business woman visited her family including younger sisters Kendall and Kylie
Protective wife: She told friends Malika and Khadijah that Lamar didn't receive a great welcome from his best friend Jamie
Protective wife: She told friends Malika and Khadijah that Lamar didn't receive a great welcome from his best friend Jamie
While Lamar is happy that his relationship with his new teammates has gotten better since their last game he is evidently annoyed that his best friend hasn’t given him the welcome reception he deserves.
Jamie repeatedly complains that he can’t even get into the clubs anymore without Lamar’s sportsman status on his side.
With his wife at the side watching the it all unravel, she couldn’t help but mention that it upset her later as the pair snuggle up in bed.
But a non-confrontational Odom explained to her: ‘I just think he’s in a selfish stage.’
Eager to sort matters out so he can play the all-important game at his best level, won’t let it lie.
‘If Lamar doesn’t have the heart to tell his best friend of 20 years how he feels then I’ll do it.’
Outspoken: She expressed her concerns about Odom's friend when they snuggled up in bed
Outspoken: She expressed her concerns about Odom's friend when they snuggled up in bed
When Jamie turns up at their residence to collect his front row tickets for the popular game, she has to be the bearer of bad news.
After letting him know that his comments were insensitive, Jamie told the star that he simply took it the wrong way.
But Lamar’s wife didn’t give up and suggested he call the star who she affectionately refers to as ‘Lam.’
He comes to his senses and while Odom made his way to his game, Jamie reached out via his mobile phone to make amends.
‘I’ve been here forever and I’m going to stay here forever. Whether you’re in the NBA or a janitor. I’m here for you brother,’  he said in a heartfelt voice message.
Frosty: Jamie showed up to their large pad to collect his Lakers tickets but didn't get a welcome reception
Frosty: Jamie showed up to their large pad to collect his Lakers tickets but didn't get a welcome reception
Say sorry: Khloe suggested he call his best friend to apologise
Say sorry: Khloe suggested he call his best friend to apologise

All the best: Lamar appreciated his buddy reaching out before his big game
All the best: Lamar appreciated his buddy reaching out before his big game
When Lamar hits the backstage area, he admits: ‘Walking into the arena is like an out of body experience.’
He could barely stand to take part in an interview as he arrived at the Staples Center and as a pushy reporter joked that he doesn’t even know his way around the stadium anymore, beads of sweat appear his face.
It’s clear the couple still aren’t over his recent trade which resulted in the uprooting of their lives.
Kardashian chats to the Lakers’ Special Projects managers at the backstage bar, and the ladies agree that the transition must be difficult for him however he will always have a home with them.
Nerves are dominant as the whole Kardashian clan and their close friends help fill out the stadium.
Can't stand the heat: Odom didn't cope well with the pressure from reporters at his match against old team LA Lakers
Can't stand the heat: Odom didn't cope well with the pressure from reporters at his match against old team LA Lakers
Motherly love: Kris Jenner turned up to show support for her son-in-law who was playing for the Dallas Mavericks
Motherly love: Kris Jenner turned up to show support for her son-in-law who was playing for the Dallas Mavericks
Even Kris Jenner turned up to see him before the show to wish him luck and tell him that she loves him.
The matriarch said: ‘I’m probably more nervous about this than you are.’
The Dallas Maverick is pleased once the game starts though and especially after receiving a standing ovation.
His proud wife said: ‘I definitely feel the love in the room. This is something he probably needed.’
Welcome back! Lamar was happy to see his old team missed him at the Staples Center
Welcome back! Lamar was happy to see his old team missed him at the Staples Center
His ex-team dedicated a video montage if his past golden moments and they unveiled a message that read ‘Welcome back L.O.’
Although Dallas lose by only three points, Lamar is accepting of his new status and agrees with reporters in a media scrum, that he now refers to himself as a Maverick.
It’s a touching moment as at the start of the episode he admits that he would have preferred to stay with his long-time colleagues.
He says that he hopes the Los Angeles Lakers fans know the truth about his departure and revealed: ‘The truth is that I wanted to stay but I couldn’t.’
Switching sides: Although the Texas team lost it was clear Lamar was at peace with his new posItion and even called himself a Mav
Switching sides: Although the Texas team lost it was clear Lamar was at peace with his new posItion and even called himself a Mav

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