Former basketball player, Lamar Odom decided to open up a little bit about his personal life and decisions on TvOne’s “Uncensored”. In this newly released clip Odom talks about parts of his novel; “Darkenss to Light: A Memoir” and how it speaks about the “immature” decision Odom made to leave actress, Taraji P Henson, for reality-star Khloe Kardashian.
“I wish I would have done things different with her,” Odom said. “She was a little older than me, but I learned a lot from her because that was the most significant relationship as a grown-up that I had with a black woman.”
Odom continues by stating that although she was older than him, Henson, 49 was always one that stuck with him. He keeps a photograph of them as a keepsake; “I used to carry her picture on the road with me, don’t nobody know that, except for the dudes that played with me. She gave me inspiration. A black woman working like that, that’s just as good with her craft as I am in my craft.”
Odom 39, is now dating personal trainer Sabrina Parr, 32 but remembers moments where Henson would motivate him to do his best during the season. “I remember we were on the road for our longest road trip and we were playing Cleveland. And I went off on their a–,” said Odom, “But part of the inspiration of me going back to see her and getting back to LA was one of the reasons I kicked their a– that night. I remember how I was feeling during that game and after that game. She inspired me”.
A beautiful love story turned sour once Odom decided to start an affair with reality-star Khloe Kardashian. “Things ended with Taraji because of me being an immature punk. I didn’t know how to tell her that I was falling in love with another woman named Khloe Kardashian.”