Representatives for Khloé Kardashian are denying a TMZ report that the reality TV star and her basketball player husband, Lamar Odom, are pulling the plug on their “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” spin-off “Khloé & Lamar” so Odom can focus solely on his sports career.
“The show has not been canceled,” Khloé’s rep told MTV News via e-mail, adding that further production will “depend on their schedules as Lamar’s basketball is [the] priority right now.”
The former Los Angeles Lakers forward was traded to the Dallas Mavericks late last year. After a difficult season, he was placed on the team’s inactive list earlier this month. Odom reportedly clashed with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and issued a statement to ESPN, saying, “I’m sorry that things didn’t work out better for both of us, but I wish the Mavs’ organization, my teammates and Dallas fans nothing but continued success in the defense of their championship.”
There’s still a chance the Mavericks will trade Odom to another team, though the team and Cuban have not publicly announced their decision at this time.
The pair will reportedly return full-time to Los Angeles, where Odom is said to have hired personal trainers to help get him back into peak playing form. They will also continue to appear on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” as Khloé was included in the $40 million deal E! reached with the family to keep “Keeping Up” on the air for three more years.