During an interview with Howard Stern, Khloe Kardashian reveals that she and Lamar Odom experienced racism in Dallas when Lamar played for the Mavericks. Mark Cuban has responded to her comments, saying this is the first time he’s heard of Khloe and Lamar’s horrible experience.
The Mavs owner told TMZ that he never heard a word about the racism the couple was dealing with when he spoke to Khloe and Lamar. “Anytime I talked to her I asked how things were going, and did she need anything. Never a word. Not from Lamar or anyone.”
Lamar’s issues began to surface in Dallas. It was extremely apparent, especially on the basketball court. Odom never wanted to leave the Los Angeles Lakers, the team he played for before the Mavs. However, he felt too hurt by a failed attempt to trade him to continue playing for them. He requested and was granted a trade to the Mavs.
Cuban says he offered Odom help with his issues.
“We would text about trying to help Lamar and not a word. I obviously don’t know what she encountered, but I can say that it’s not something she ever mentioned to me or anyone in our organization.”
Cuban continues, “We had a psychologist working with Lamar and put together support programs for him. It never came up. I like Khloe. I’m not questioning her, but she never said anything to us.”
Khloe says before moving to Dallas to be with Lamar she never realized there was still stigma attached to an interracial marriage.
Khloe told Stern that she and her husband had words keyed into their cars. Kardashian says she was told, “‘I’m a n***** lover.” She also says that people in Dallas referred to Lamar as ‘boy’ all the time.
TMZ has an audio recording of the interview.