Smack / Sep 28, 2009 / 4:48 am

Lamar Odom jumps the broom; Is LeBron James out for Team USA?

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom

Is it bad that we’re still waiting for Lamar Odom to reveal this whole marrying-a-Kardashian thing is part of some giant prank? Or is that being too cynical? Lamar and Khloe got married yesterday, exactly one month after they met, and for what we’re guessing will be either the season premier of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” or the pilot episode of L.O. and Khloe’s own show. Of course Kim Kardashian and Courtney were there, as well as Bruce Jenner. For the groom’s side, Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson showed up, and other guests included Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Osbourne (Ozzy’s daughter) … Khloe wore a Vera Wang gown, which was probably a gift. We only bring that up because if you’re wondering why your girl wishes you had NBA money and wishes she was famous for doing nothing, that’s why … Of course Shaq couldn’t let an NBA-related party happen without trying to overshadow it. Diesel had his Welcome-to-Cleveland party thrown the same day as Odom’s wedding, also the day before the Cavs open training camp. Ohio celebrities like boxing champ Kelly Pavlik, former Browns QB Bernie Kosar, Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu and Cavs announcer/savage buckets-dropper Austin Carr turned out for the event. As far as we know, Shaq didn’t get on the mic spitting, “Amar’e, tell me how my ass tastes.” … Good point brought up by the Cleveland Plain Dealer: If LeBron is going to be filming this Fantasy Basketball Camp movie next offseason, will he be able to play for Team USA in the World Championships? Let’s say ‘Bron doesn’t play: Would the U.S. still run through the comp like they did in the Olympics without LBJ on the court? And if he’s out, who would you replace him with? … If the Jazz really aren’t going to trade Carlos Boozer, they have to figure out his role in the system. Booz might act like nothing happened and he’s happy to be there, but the organization couldn’t have planned on having him around once training camp began. Paul Millsap was signed with the idea that he’d be the starter, but it’s hard to justify benching a recent All-Star and Olympian who’s still in his prime for a career sixth man. “I feel like I’m the starter. I think I’ve earned that,” Boozer said. And he’s right … Knee injury updates: The Pacers were hoping to get Mike Dunleavy Jr. back by opening day, but a recent MRI revealed his knee is worse off than they thought, so he’ll be out for at least all of training camp; and Michael Redd has been participating in Bucks practice and hopes to be ready for opening day … Other than rushed weddings, weight loss and muscle gain was the theme of the day in the NBA: Tim Duncan says he lost 15 pounds this summer to ease the pressure on his aging knees; Al Jefferson dropped 30 pounds to speed up his knee rehab; and Deron Williams gained five pounds of muscle, which he’ll probably lose by the end of that first Jazz/Bulls game when he’s been chasing Derrick Rose around for four quarters … We’re out like the sanctity of marriage …

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  • BRUCE

    Did LO get a prenup?

  • BRUCE

    How do these guys drop 15 and 30 lbs so easily?

    I have been trying to drop 10 lbs for the last 6 months.

    My wife, 5’4, 120 lbs, has been trying to lose 10 lbs for the last 9 months. It ain’t working but I ain’t complaining. She is still a size 4.

  • http://luckylester.com luckylester

    I don’t think LO needs a prenup that bad, the K girls are pretty rich as is.

    You lose and gain 15-30 by working out for a job, dude, these guys get paid to put in work and be in peak physical condition, having a personal trainer plan out your 2 a day workouts and your meals is a good way to go.

    But you could gain or lose 20 in 3-4 months – you just have to do work.

    Big dudes can lose and gain much easier than 120lb munchkins. It’s nice you know your wifey’s size…

  • Trouble Man

    U can’t replace LeBron. That being said B-Roy & Durant would be solid additions to Team USA if LBJ can’t play.

  • Craig

    Hey Dime,
    Its Kourtney, not Courtney…shes like the 2 ranked Kardashian..how did Burton let that slip by?

  • Atom

    Does Deron really need more pounds of muscle? He was pretty much beasting every point that mattered last year as it was (except for maybe Chauncey)

  • ToAn

    Michael Redd hopes to be ready for opening night? didn’t Austin write 3 days ago that he’ll be back in december or january. does anybody know more on this? i need to know for my fantasy league

  • Josh Tha roc

    Haha yeah get that info ToAn. It’s gonna be a real good comp this year.

  • K Dizzle

    Yep. Deron does NOT need to be puttin on lbs

    Team USA easily replaces Lebron. All they gonna do is shift Kobe to the 3 and bring DWade off the bench to the 2 spot. They do need to pick up Durant and Roy tho cuz I can’t see Tayshaun on the next squad, even tho he brings that long defense that Roy and Durant don’t…

  • http://www.lifeofagiant.com Big Aaron

    Maybe no LeBron means some of the bigs can go to work and finally get some touches other than the occasional rebound? Dwight and Bosh would eat any international big combo alive if they’re fed the ball more than once a quarter.

  • sh!tfaced

    Shaq would most likely be singin’ “Steve, tell me how my (reality show) ass tastes…”

  • http://uoregon.edu sans

    anyone else think “craig” might be gay from knowing how to spell the fat Kardashians name? Sounds like a lot of E! news love…

    KD gets Lebron’s spot, but probably not a starter. A combo of him and dwade would kill.

  • That’s whats up

    once dudes bulk up is when the knee problems start showing up.

    be smart, be lean – don’t try to be diesel if it’s not natural

  • Kobeef

    News from Utah

    Sloan tells Boozer he has to compete with Milsap for the starting PF job. Boozer pissed. Can they just trade this guy already?

  • david

    Well, if Lebrons off team usa. We know that we won’t see the travel called against team usa all the time like it did at the olympics.

  • karizmatic

    Wow, who is going to replace LBJ if he doesn’t play? Quick, who is the league’s second best small forward?!

  • http://www.nukedasouth.net Chicagorilla

    “Khloe wore a Vera Wang gown, which was probably a gift.”

    Seriously, this is the most “suspect” comment i’ve ever seen on DIME. This is supposed to be about basketball, you everyday i’m come here, all i see is Odoms sensitive ass mug and something about him getting married to this hoe.

    When did this site become a gay-website?

  • http://twitter.com/anthonyeladjo abpin

    i’d pick kourtney over kim.

  • Bizz

    Durant hands down replaces LBJ. Other fill worthy fill-ins would be Danny Granger or Brandon Roy.

    As for L.O…he better hope he wins it all this year, otherwise Ron-Ron taking the blame kinda holds no merit, seeing as how he was not the only change in the Lakers offseason. Expecting L.A. to counter the fact Lamar lost his damn mind getting married after 1 month to the ugliest Kardashian is a big adjustment to the triangle offence lol

  • Chi-Tizzle

    I hope she doesn’t get in Lamar’s head like Jessica did Romo. I need Lamar to rebound and defend this year.

  • Octopus Jonny

    I called Dime out on their misinformation spewing on Redd a few days ago on their Go-To players countdown. By all counts, he’s lookin like an opening day start.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    @abpin post 18

    I second that.

  • http://allthatjazzbasketball.blogspot.com/ Amar

    Andrei Kirilenko was also forced to bulk up this off-season by the jazz brass … and he has, he’s upped himself from 200 pounds to around the 240 mark (reportedly). the getty images pics seem to agree that he has bulked up quite a bit (from his scrawny-ass self). I just don’t see 240 on him, maybe 230 — still it’s a major improvement.

    being forced to bulk up may have also made sense had the jazz moved boozer, and gone with millsap/kirilenko at pf this season. that may still be the long term plan . . . even if everyone is saying nice things right now out of camp.

  • BiG ShoT BoB

    @karizmatic…Has to be Durant. He woulf fit in nicely and has already been the best player on the Team USA Select team. So he’s been practicing with them already.

    Team USA starting five if Lebron’s out:

    Dwight
    Carmelo
    Durant
    Kobe
    Paul

  • ToAn

    @amar…agree. if AK-47 is playing solid this year without any emotional/ motivational problems than 1 of the 3 (Boozer, Millsap, Kirilenko)is definitely expendable. and it doesn’t make sense to have 3 good PF if you can change 1 for some other usefull assets and still have 2 really solid PF. and they are not trading Millsap…either BOOOOOzer or AK are gone before the February deadline

  • http://juanm.garcia@comcast.net Tru2daGame

    @ chicagorilla. That’s because there’s a lot of phags like bloggers #18 and 22.

  • Otto

    Why would L.O. need a prenup? Isn’t that Karadashian chick’s net worth higher than his anyway?

  • LakeShow84

    Shoot Just start Melo..

    Or maybe invite last years self problaimed best player in the world.. Oh yeah since no one knows who his dumb ass is.. Paul Pierce.. But i agree with whoever said it, slide Kobe to the 3 and bring Wade in to start @ the 2..

    And this Lamar Odom character is getting on my nerves.. took longer on deciding to resign with the CHAMPS than marrying some broad who looks like Fred Flinstone.. Aint that about a bitch..

  • LakeShow84

    And Kourteney over Kim??

    Yeah you guys think that while i handle that 40+ inches of straight a$$.. you guys see the porn?? ol girl finished him off.. its hard to find fine ass worker bees like that..

    And Kourteney looks far from a worker bee.. she looks like one of this girls who always wants u to eat it.. id rather go get a McChicken..

  • Bron42 aka Had Springs before Slamball

    @Bruce, Losin weight isn’t hard at all, just alot of people go about it wrong or alot of out of date methods. Think how many people bullshit the majority of the time thier at the gym. Plus your comparing yourself with people who have personal trainers, nutritionist and cooks with them 24/7. If you got paid to workout and have people cook for you, u’d be in tip top shape urself.

    As for lebron being out? whoopie. Kobe and Dwade carried them last year anyway, lebron was just the face of the team but in the crunch those were the 2 gys getting buckets. I’d say durant just cuz he causes a similar size match up issue that lebron does but instead with a jumpshot and not just trucking everyone and dunking like lebron (which actually is harder in fiba cuz the zones)

    From what dime says both those parties had weak guest list. A ozzys daughter and bernie kosar? really? were maurice clarett and Kfed busy?

  • http://www.vacationrentalsad.com Chris Brown

    I’m happy for them I hope everything works out for them wish them the best…

  • Bron42 aka Had Springs before Slamball

    now the only question is how long before Khloe “accidently” lets a sex tape slip out and how many guys it makes since or turns into chubby chasers

  • Diego

    None of the Kardashian girls are in the same $ league as Odom, with his new contract in tow.

    Only money Khloe has is her weekly paycheck from her reality shows; goodness knows her business ventures (some clothing shop in Miami with her sis) are just as likely to go bad as good.

    Laker locker room conflict sure to arise when L.O. catches some of his teammates snickering about the heffer to whom L.O. got hitched.

    Best upcoming NBA spousal drama pending this side of the Christies and J.Kidd’s woes.

  • the cynic

    should we put up betting odds for when the Kardashian/Odom sextape hits the market?

  • LakeShow84

    @ The Cynic

    Im coo.. it’d be reminiscent of some weird Planet of the Apes mating ritual..

  • http://www.cashprior.com Chrystal K.

    I wish them the best.

  • dragonyeuw

    You can’t really replace a Lebron, he’s too unique a talent with what he brings to the floor. I have to echo Durant would be a great pickup, who is also a matchup nightmare and has a better shooting stroke for Fiba Ball.

    Dwight
    Melo
    Kobe
    Wade
    Deron

    Paul
    Roy
    Bosh
    Redd
    Amare
    Harrington
    Billips

    Gold.

  • solomon (el latino machismo)

    harrington? seriously? doesn’t matter if it’s al… or junior… or othella… but a harrington?

    please…

  • http://www.musicsmania.com/ Khloe Kardashian Fans

    Khloe rushed into this marriage!! They will be divorced within the year.

  • bill

    Serious Dime, what about an article on the most notable effects that women have had on nba franchises. Top 5 instances eg.

    Jimmy Jackson/Kidd/Toni Braxton issues in Dallas years ago.

    Things like that.

    Would be interesting. Anyone else think so?

  • Some Guy

    “and other guests included Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Osbourne (Ozzy’s daughter)”

    This was a joke, right? That might be a stupid question but it sounds possible in this circus.

  • Player

    If LeBron CAN play:
    PG-Chris Paul, Deron Wiilams
    SG-Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Brandon Roy
    SF-LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Danny Granger
    PF-Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh
    C-Dwight Howard, Amare Stoudemire

    If LeBron CANNOT play:
    Replace him with Derrick Rose on the roster and Dwyane Wade in the starting lineup.

  • doc

    Im glad this over with.At least talk about the one with the fat ass.

  • http://www.fastupfront.com/ Fast Up Front

    Congrats to them. May they live happily ever after.(LOL)

  • http://www.nationsadvance.com CharlieM

    Good luck Lamar. Anything beats those days in Queens I bet.