Lamar Odom is apparently still holding out hope that things will work out with Khloe Kardashian, saying that his estranged spouse "will always be my wife."
Maybe legally, if he avoids signing the divorce papers long enough.
1. Lamar with Kim and Khloe
Lamar Odom poses here with Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. He has since fallen on hard time.
2. Lamar Odom, Kris Humphries, Kardashians
Lamar Odom and Kris Humphries have something in common: they have each seen a Kardashian sister naked.
3. Khloe and Lamar Sighting
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have fallen on hard times. Can their marriage be saved?
4. Lamar and Khloe, Looking Sad
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have seen better days. They walk with their heads down in this photo.
5. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in a Car
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian look fine in this photo. But there's been talk that their marriage is in ruins.
6. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom in NYC
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom go for a stroll in NYC in this photograph. They actually seem like a happy couple.
7. Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom
The sex life between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom is "intense." Khloe says so herself.
8. Lamar and Khloe Kardashian-Odom
Lamar Odom laughs it up here with wife Khloe Kardashian. They actually do seem in love.
9. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Fragrance
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have come out with a new fragrance. Will you give it a whiff?
10. Khloe and Lamar Pic
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have talked openly about someday having a baby. They actually seem like they'd make good parents.
11. Lamar & Khloe
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian pose here at the E! network Upfronts. The married couple has defied all divorce expectations.
12. Khloe & Lamar Picture
Khloe Kardashian strikes a pose here alongside Lamar Odom. It's a promotional photo for their reality show.
15. Dallas Bound
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have proven us wrong. This couple has stuck together and seems truly happy.
16. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Together
Look out, Dallas. Due to a NBA trade, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are headed your way.
17. Khloe and Lamar on the Red Carpet
This is either sweet or sickening, depending on your point of view. Lamar Odom lays a big kiss in wife Khloe Kardashian.
18. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Photograph
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom will continue to star in their own reality show. It has been renewed for season two and three.
19. Khlomar Pic
Khloe and Lamar Odom have been married for longer than they were engaged. Many people didn't think it would last that long.
20. Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Wedding Picture
A gorgeous wedding photo of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. They make the sweetest pair. We really hope this thing lasts.
21. Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Odom!
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom kiss for the cameras. The two got married in September 2009. We give it at least until the end of the year!
22. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian has done it! She's found someone taller than she is to date: Los Angeles Lakers power forward Lamar Odom.
Odom, who just signed with the Spanish pro team Baskonia (a.k.a. Laboral Kutxa), acknowledged that the divorce may happen, but he hopes it doesn't.
Either way, their union will never completely be over ... in his mind.
"I love my wife. She'll always be my wife, no matter what," he said.
"Who knows? We don't know exactly if [the divorce is going through]. Only time will tell. I hope not. But even if we were divorced, she would always be my wife."
The athlete went on to say that marrying the reality star was one of the greatest things he'd ever done. "Those were some of the best years of my life," he told Us.
"Being married and being married to a woman I decided to marry was, besides having children, the most important thing in my life," Odom went on.
Lamar, 34, has three kids from his relationship with Liza Morales.
He and Khloe couldn't (or just didn't, depending on who you believed) get pregnant,
Odom, who struggled with infidelity (Polina Polonsky) and drug abuse (crack cocaine) during their marriage, is the first to admit he's not perfect.
"We all have regrets, but the thing is to learn from life. There's no one in this room, no one in this world who can say, 'I'm mistake-free, I have made no mistakes.'"
"If you can introduce me to that person, please introduce me to that person," the athlete went on. "Please, let me meet him and speak to him."
No one among us is perfect, that's for sure. Not all of us film cracked out videos about cheating on our spouses, but still. Point well taken, Lamar.
"I won a sixth Man of the Year award while I shot [our reality] show ... people forget that," he added, insisting that the public is being too close-minded.
"I think it's easy for people to say, 'Because you do this, you must be this person, vain or uptight or mean' ... People have a sense of who you may be because of the job you do."
"That's unfair judgment. I think we prejudge a little bit too much these days because there's so much access to everything about the world," he mused.
"It's easy for us to look at a YouTube video or a program that doesn't turn off and say, 'This guy must be this way.' I understand how powerful TV is, but there's nothing I would do different."
Really Lamar? Nothing? Not one thing you'd change here?
For the moment, Odom is focused on getting back to his passion for basketball. "This is the love of the game for Lamar," he explained of his new team.
"I've got a winner mentality, the mentality of a champion."