James White/E! Networks
James White/E! Networks
To go to Turkey or not to go to Turkey?
That is the question plaguing Khloé Kardashian Odom on tonight's episode of Khloe & Lamar when husband Lamar Odom gets an offer to play basketball for a team in Istanbul. While Lamar is thrilled by the idea of getting back on the court, Khloé worries about upsetting her Armenian fans. So what does the couple decide to do?
Plus, what crazy shenanigans is Lamar's friend Jamie up to now?
Lamar is getting "antsy" without basketball "Lamar's boredom is at an all-time high." This includes spending his time baking, playing hangman, drinking eggs and telling his Lakers jersey that he misses it. "I'm very anxious to get back on the court." Luckily, Lamar's agent calls him and says there's an opportunity for Lamar to play in Turkey. "I always wanted to go play in Europe," Lamar says.
Too bad Khloé is less excited by this prospect considering her Armenian heritage and the troubled history between Turks and Armenians. Brother Robert Kardashian questions Khloé about the move, saying it would be "uncomfortable and weird" for the family. Kim Kardashian agrees, bringing up the time she caused controversy by appearing on the cover of a Turkish magazine.
"I do not want to offend anyone in my culture," Khloé says of her husband playing on a Turkish team. "I do feel a lot of pressure, because I know how much Lamar misses playing basketball," Khloé says, telling Lamar the decision is up to him. Lamar admits that if he had to give them answer right away, he would go.
Khloé decides to talk to Bruce Jennerabout the situation. "I don't want to be the reason he won't go to Turkey," she admits. Bruce tells her she needs to be open with her husband and Khloe takes his advice. "I've been having a lot of thoughts about Turkey. Because I'm Armenian," she tells Lamar, explaining why it bothers her. Lamar immediately says they're a team and that they'll make the decision together.
Luckily, it's a decison they never have to make as the lockout ends...but we all know things don't go exactly as Lamar plans.
On a lighter note, Jamie, Lamar's BFF, has decided to go into acting. "It's something I've always dreamt of doing," he tells Khloé and Malika."I'm a firm believer if you want something, you have to work."
Malika decides to help Jamie out by teaching him how to read a script, including scene directions, which he really doesn't understand. "Jamie is really lucky that I care about him and that I'm trying to help him out," Malika says, before adding that he needs to "humble himself." Jamie meets with a casting director and reads a scene with him. The casting director thinks Jamie isn't ready and tells him he needs to study. To boost his confidence, Malika and Rob accompany the aspiring actor to an acting class.
What did you think of tonight's episode? What would you have done if you were in Khloé's position? Sound off in the comments!