Odom Proposed To ‘Starlet’ Days Before Khloe?

Just as I’d weaned myself off the made-for-TV fake marriage of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, I heard something that had me tapping my mainline again.

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(Did Odom propose to this woman weeks before marrying Khloe?)

If you’ve driven around Los Angeles the past few years, you’ve probably seen billboards for the “Petros and Money Show“, a popular sports radio show on KLAC-AM and syndicated nationally on Fox Sports Radio. Petros Papadakis and Matt “Money” Smith have also filled in many times on Jim Rome’s national radio show and appeared on Rome’s ESPN-TV Show Rome Is Burning.

Smith is also a former Lakers radio host. Over the past four years, he hosted all of the Lakers pregame and postgame shows, did some play-by-play of the games and occasionally traveled with the team.

Needless to say, he’s been very close to the Lakers organization during that time, so I take very seriously the bombshell Smith dropped on his radio show yesterday about Lamar Odom. Read more…

Lamar Odom’s 1st Quotes About Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom finally went on the record today to talk about his “marriage” to Khloe Kardashian, which incidentally is not yet a legal union. (And for all we know, never will be.)

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Odom gave it up to ESPN 710’s Steve Mason and John Ireland, who host an afternoon drive show on the Los Angeles station. Why those guys? Ireland is also sideline reporter for Lakers TV broadcasts and travels with the team for months on end, so Odom obviously knows and trusts him.

The interview was more than a little awkward when it came to Odom talking about his relationship with Kardashian, as he was somewhat contractually constrained by E! over how he could express his undying love and affection for a woman whom he met a mere month ago.

But the radio duo did glean an iota of insight from Odom on why he decided to (loosely) tie the knot.

Transcript of his comments after the jump. Read more…