Fans wonder what happened to the Lamar Odom that drove team crazy coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers. Sometime athletes need an extra boost. Might the 32-year old find his in a child with wife Khloe Kardashian?
Khloe & Lamar closer than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Sometimes it takes something big for a man to snap out of that crossover time between an immature kid and a responsible adult. At 32, Odom has done almost everything to do in an NBA uniform from winning championships to the Sixth Man Award. He married a successful woman in Khloe Kardashian. He's made millions of dollars playing a game. One would argue the big man has no reason to feel down about himself after a forgettable time with the Dallas Mavericks. Then again pro athletes are always out to prove they can and will go out on top. That's why Odom wants a chance at the U.S. Olympic team. However it will take more than getting back into good shape for him to find success again. For the longest time he has only worried about his wife and himself. Like most, older athletes has the time come for him to find that next reason for playing his hardest: a child? Given how hard he and Kardashian are trying answers that question. It also shows how dedicated the two are to having a family, how fake the love was between Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian and her soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries. Lamar Odom wants his first child with Khloe and it could turn out good for him on the court too.
Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari offer a great example of baby fortune
Babies don't win games but many athletes would never dismiss the good luck they bring. A little research into the vault of sports history will show many players putting on memorable shows after having a child. Drew Brees guided the New OrlÃ©ans Saints to their first Super Bowl the same year he and his wife had their first. Fellow quarterback Jay Cutler and fiancÃ©e Kristin Cavallari have also had a run of good luck since they found out they were pregnant. Cutler suddenly has one of the most balanced and talented offenses in the NFL. Some can call it coincidence, but for Odom and Kardashian it can go down as a really good sign. Not every marriage has to end in children but most married couples agree their unions weren't complete until they had one. Lamar Odom wants to prove he still has it in him to succeed in the NBA. Settling his personal life with Khloe Kardashian and a kid may help him get there, dispelling the doom placed on him like it was for Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian.