Sunday brought us a fresh episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, meaning plenty of Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian insight and a fascinatingly heated emoji debate. However, the highlight of this week's KUWTK was an emotional discussion between Khloé Kardashian and her family regarding Lamar Odom's health.
"One of Lamar's friends has called me and is notifying me that Lamar is hanging out with bad guys again," Khloé said. "It saddens me. I know Lamar wants better. I know Lamar wants to excel and be on a good path, but he just can't help it." During a later conversation with Kim over at Kourtney's house, Khloé revealed that Lamar had taken "5 steps backwards" with his recent behavior.
"I don't even know what to do," Khloé said. "And I said, 'You know you could die right now right?' Lamar and I talked about the demons he's been battling recently and he doesn't realize how erratic I think he's acting because he can't help it. And I'm just like, God, I thought this was over." When Kourtney later chimed in with a comparison to her relationship with Scott Disick and advised her sister to just "let it go," Khloé revealed she feels "really strongly" there's only one outcome in that scenario.
As for Lamar, he showed up on the episode to talk about his plans to attend a basketball training facility in Santa Barbara. "A lot of pros and guys that would be pros work out there," Lamar told Kris Jenner when asked if he had considered playing basketball again. "Basketball is obviously Lamar's passion and love and anything that's positive and uplifting I'm all for," Khloé said of Lamar's plans. "But Lamar hasn’t followed through recently with so many things. I need to see some consistency and a little effort on Lamar's part. Going to a basketball camp is a big step and I don't want to set him up for failure."
Odom's health has been a frequent headline target following a near-fatal overdose at a Nevada brothel last year. Us Weekly reported in July that Odom had walked out of an attempted intervention by his friends and family. "He was doing so well in his [rehab] programs," an alleged "insider" said of the intervention attempt, which also reportedly included ex-Met Darryl Strawberry.