Whats good man? This is your friend (and since I’m a die-hard Lakers Fan, WE ARE FRIENDS) Terence Turner. I felt the need to introduce myself and thoughts now, because it might be too late by…lets say…next week.
First of all, thank you for re-signing with the team. It was touch and go for a minute, but wisdom won that battle. You couldve signed with D. Wade, but what would that have done? Exactly. That gamble wouldve not worked in your favor. You played your cards right. Honestly though Lamar, it looks like you have gone from playing poker, to playing Russian Roulette with someone who has a “slot machine” state of mind. I will explain this analogy later on.
Recently you have been all over the entertainment blogs and shows for your impending marriage to Khloe Kardashian. I dont know what has all transpired within the last couple of weeks with you guys dating, but Lamar don’t do it! I’m Keith Sweat-begging you dude, don’t do it!
Lamar, out of all the chicks with fame, you choose a Kardashian sister. I am reluctant to use the word “celebrity” because she is only known by association. Her sister gets mutted on tape, and next thing you know, we are subjected to the lives of a family that does not add anything to society. And you choose Khloe. The desperate Kardashian. She is the 2009 Jan Brady…..Always trying to do something to stress her relevance.
I don’t know what your motives are behind this move. More notoriety? Maybe. I mean you do play on the most popular basketball team in the world. That team happens to play in Hollywood. I guess you are hoping that Khloe can keep you relevant off the court, as Kim does with Reggie Bush. When you are on TMZ, more than Sportscenter, thats a problem. Money? Maybe. But you did just resign for $30 million-plus. Post game kisses like Kobe? Maybe. You want to branch into TV? Maybe. But that isn’t you dude. You aren’t that type of player. You are a star, but not a superstar. You are a good player, but you dont influence Sports and entertainment like that. Thats not a knock against you, thats just me being honest with the fact that being “That Guy” isn’t your lane. Somebody has to play the background.
Now let me explain my analogy from above.
“you have gone from playing poker, to playing Russian Roulette with someone who has a “slot machine” state of mind.”
Playing Poker: That little dance you did with the Lakers during the offseason. You knew the dealer had a the better hand, but something inside of you decided to raise the stakes. You were almost a Straight Flush (like Ariza), but the organization decided to play with a full house.
Playing Russian Roulette: This relationship with Khloe. You can be lucky and survive, or this bullet can cause some damage. Just make sure you deliver when you are suppose to. If you start falling off because of this, dont think you are above being traded. A certain player on your team will be a free agent soon, which means they will have to open the checkbook. When the Lakers look at their account, will they see a debit or credit next to your name? Just something to think about. Because whether you realize or not, you will be the first to go if the Lakers decide to make some moves this year.
Someone who has a “slot machine” State of Mind: That would be Khloe and her attempts to be like her sister. Khloe has been publicly linked to at least three ball players in the last calender year: Rashad McCants, Derrick Ward, and now you. Again, emphasis on the publicly.
Khloe is a desperate groupie who has a thirst for having the things her sister has. She will never be more than a trophy. She keeps putting coins and investing in this same machine, hoping her numbers will line up. Oddly enough, she has finally hit Lucky 7s, which happens to be your jersey number.
Anyhow Lamar, I just wanted to hit you up and let you know about a few things on my mind. I know you are probably busy getting ready for this wedding and training camp, but please keep this in consideration. Man to Man – This is not a good look at all. Fan to Man – Make sure you handle your business on the court. Kardashian sisters are like Kryptonite. Andre 3000 said it best….Too soon! Dont do it! Reconsider!
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An Open letter To Lamar