There is a sad group of people — mainly, the entertainment press — who apparently only know Lamar Odom as a reality TV star. As a sports fan, that’s hard to imagine: Odom was an NBA mainstay for over a decade and a part of two championship teams. He once put Dwight Howard on a poster.
And yet, people who prefer E! to the NBA know him as just another member of the Kardashian clan. So when news broke of Odom’s sudden medical problems, there were insulting headlines like this one from desperate toad Nancy Grace : “Kardashian Reality Star in a Coma.”
That’s terrible. And last night on Sportscenter, a furious Scott Van Pelt explained why.