Lamar Odom learns the true price of fame
by Shaun Powell, Sports on Earth
Fame is intoxicating to the many who pursue it and can’t imagine life without it. Fame bestows superhuman power to those who own it, knowing they can get the best seat in a busy restaurant, cut any line without a fuss and always, always force total strangers to gasp and point and treat the famous person better than they would a best friend.
Fame can convince a fading former child star to turn stripper and twerk on national TV and find a creative way to use a foam finger. And fame can tell a professional basketball player, who already had a small measure of it, that he needed love and something more and therefore should marry into the First Family Of Fame, a group of pretty people who are famous for, well, being famous.
Now we are left to wonder if fame played any role in driving Lamar Odom into a dark and troubled world, or if he’s just sneakily trying to push Miley Cyrus off center stage. Is the latest from Lamar a publicity stunt designed to sell more supermarket tabloids or is it a cry for help? Either way, it’s a bad move for Odom and will not revive a crumbling basketball career.