Poll Question: Do you prefer Ron Artest's or Lamar Odom's reality TV show?
Forget LeBron James' hourlong ESPN special Thursday that will detail where he wants to play. The Lakers provide more riveting reality television.
The New York Post's Kelly Magee recently reported that Lamar Odom and his wife, Khloe Kardashian, will soon be in a reality TV show together. The Hollywood Reporter mentioned back in April that Ron Artest agreed to get his own reality series, though he later shared that filming wouldn't start until after the season began.It's not completely clear what each reality show will entail. The Post's report mentioned that Odom's show "will chronicle shock-jock Khloe's quest to get pregnant by her multimillion-dollar Laker husband." After the Lakers' parade, Artest revealed that he was being filmed while rapping his song "Champion" a cappella. Even if we're left in the dark on what each show will feature, Lakers fans at least know what to anticipate.
Here are two ideas for both shows.
1. With Kardashian issuing Odom a Rolls-Royce after the Lakers won the championship, the two debate whether this should actually be part of their prenuptial agreement. The conversation becomes contentious at first, raising questions on whether they can trust each other, but they eventually agree it should just serve as a gift and nothing else.
2. Amid the reports that say Kardashian and Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, don't like each other, we get the real scoop on the apparent animosity between the two basketball moms. If there is indeed a fight, Artest can play peacemaker.
3. Artest has spent plenty of time on Twitter these days, but one day he goes over the limit. He types one too many tweets, causing Twitter to shut his access and leave him wondering what to do with himself the rest of the day.
4. After Artest made the rap single "Champion" with Dr. Dre, many in the hip-hop community lauded Artest for his effort. In this episode, the likes of Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg teach Artest how to freestyle. The sessions ends in Eminem and Artest having a war of words and ultimately coming to blows. They then release separate battle tracks dissing each other.
Which reality TV show -- Odom's or Artest's -- would you prefer to watch? Vote in the poll below and feel free to suggest a few episode ideas in the comments section.
-- Mark Medina
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Photo at top: Lamar Odom plans to star in an upcoming reality TV show with wife Khloe Kardashian. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
Lower photo: Ron Artest is also filming a reality TV series. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Associated Press