Getting Lamar Odom to do a new reality show was no slam dunk.
Just three days into filming Khloé and Lamar with spouse Khloe Kardashian, the Los Angeles Lakers star was looking to back out of the whole thing.
"Lamar said, 'Can you tell your mom to get us out of this contract,'" Khloe told Ellen DeGeneres on her show Tuesday. Why would he want that?
"I thought it was going to be easy," Odom said. "It's really tough."
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But his wife was resolute in their pursuit of reality stardom: "I go, 'Absolutely not,'" Kardashian said. "I go, 'Nope, that ship has sailed. I told you.'"
That's not to say that Khloe didn't understand Lamar's hesitation.
"It's a lot. I mean, I knew from doing my family's show how intense and grueling it becomes. I personally didn't want to do the show," Khloe said."But, I love taping. I just didn't want to put Lamar through that pressure, and Lamar was like, 'Let's do it. Everyone keeps asking. Let's do it.' "
Fortunately for fans, Odom is a team player. "Lamar is great and he loves the finished product," she said, putting an interesting spin on it:
"We have really expensive home videos."