With injuries decimating Team USA's roster of Olympic finalists, Kentucky big man and projected No. 1 pick Anthony Davis has been selected as a replacement candidate to compete in the London Games this summer, according to sources.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- As the Dallas Mavericks discussed their pressure-packed plight on Thursday night, it was tough to separate the reality from the rhetoric.
BOSTON -- As his Dallas Mavericks teammates celebrated a dramatic, 90-85 win (RECAP | BOX) over the Celtics inside a dimly lit visitors locker room on Wednesday night, Lamar Odom dressed quietly in the corner.
The three-way trade that would have sent New Orleans point guard Chris Paul to the Lakers died for the second time on Saturday night, sources confirmed to SI.com.
The couple speak out after a teenager dies in a car accident involving Odom
The reality star takes husband Lamar Odom's children out for cool drinks in Malibu
"I can't wait until the day when â¦ she gives birth to our child," Odom says
LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers treated the Sixth Man Award as if it were the first trophy they ever won, the entire team crowding into a hotel ballroom Tuesday afternoon, Kobe Bryant leading a standing ovation, Lamar Odom tearing up at the podium as he gave thanks. General manager Mitch Kupchak presented Odom with the bronze statue in a ceremony before Wednesday night's game and then it was placed in the Staples Center concourse so fans could pose alongside it and take pictures.
The couple wavered over KhloÃ© & Lamar, but now have "really expensive home videos"
"I'm very happy being just Lamar and I," Kardashian tells PEOPLE
"I feel like no matter what I do, I never look good enough to everybody else," the reality star admits
"Most men like more than one woman," the basketball star recalls from his single days
Lamar Odom's coach weighs in on where reality show cameras will be off limits
The couple will lay bare their life for the cameras on E!'s Khloe & Lamar
The reality star is in New York a lot on business, but makes sure she's in L.A. when the Lakers are at home
ISTANBUL -- When last some of you saw Lamar Odom, he might've been passing through your consciousness, or semi-consciousness, on a clip from the reality-TV roll. Maybe he was looking perplexed as he learns that his then-fiancée has misplaced the $850,000 engagement ring he had bought for her. Or sheepish as he fails to pick up his now-wife's swimming tips. Or surprised when his spouse lays a $400,000 Rolls Royce on him, a bauble presented in recognition of the NBA title he won with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Plus: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom head out to dinner and more star sightings
"We would love to be able to raise children together," Lamar Odom tells PEOPLE
â¢ It's a double date! Kim Kardashian and new beau Miles Austin hit up New York nightspot Avenue with Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom. The foursome was with a large group of about 20 people, and they arrived just before 2 a.m., complete with a police escort. Kim wasn't drinking at all, though Khloe took some shots of tequila. Odom chatted with a friend all night, while Khloe and the rest of the group danced the night away.
Now that the NBA Finals has turned into a best-of-three, here are a handful of players who are prepared to make a difference -- one way or another.
Asked if wife Khloe Kardashian is pregnant, he says grinning, "I don't think so"
LOS ANGELES -- For most of this season, the MVP chants at Staples Center sounded weary and contrived, remnants of a bygone era kept on display for nostalgia's sake. The chants would start after every trip to the free-throw line but quickly wane and die, as if the locals were repeating those three letters out of habit and not because they really believed what they were saying. Sure, Kobe Bryant was still one of the best couple of players in the game, but even in Los Angeles everybody knew that the MVP resided in Cleveland.
"I love our situation," the reality star says of her marriage to the L.A. Laker
She says they are "not doing anything" to prevent her from getting pregnant
The reality TV star calls her life as wife to Lamar Odom "so comfortable"
Just two months after marrying, they're now owners of a $4 million, seven-bedroom mansion
Khloe Kardashian and her new husband, basketball player Lamar Odom, have found themselves a newlywed love nest.
The much anticipated wedding episode of "Keeping up With the Kardashians" brought in record ratings for the E! entertainment network on Sunday night.
And see what his new bride thinks of the idea, as the couple banter with Chelsea Handler
The reality star's nuptials to Lamar Odom will air on Sunday
â¢ After opening the Los Angeles Lakers season with a victory, Lamar Odom celebrated at a late-night bash downtown with wife Khloe Kardashian: The duo arrived at the Pandora by Night Vision event inside a former cathedral around 1:15 a.m., where they danced with some friends at their table which was located right next to a confessional booth! During the bash, Odom sipped beer and energy drinks. Earlier that night, the couple dined with a group of friends and family at Katsuya LA Live.
The recently married couple have each other's initials inked on their hands
â¢ How Fresh can Las Vegas really get? Justin Timberlake dined with Carlton Banks himself, Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro, and a group of friends at Nobu in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The duo, who were in town for JT's charity golf tournament benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, continued their party at Wasted Space. The following night, the group hit up LAX nightclub with L.A. Lakers Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom and former 'N Sync-er Chris Kirkpatrick.
With busy work schedules, the two haven't figured out where to go - any suggestions?
The newlyweds stay up until wee hours talking over video chat while on opposite coasts
First, the good news: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are, according to the cover of OK! Magazine, "So in love." Which is important. Because if one marries a person she's known for 30 days, love isn't enough. To stand a chance of lasting 60 days, you need the So. Two Sos if the Lakers trade Odom to Milwaukee.
The reality star tells fans she's "truly blessed" while sister Kim steams over reports the wedding was fake
"Anybody that was there will tell you that it was a beautiful event," says the Lakers star
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Phil Jackson looked at the scene and simply shook his head. Leaning on a chair a few feet behind Lamar Odom and a throng of media attempting to ask about anything but basketball, Jackson laughed momentarily before finally stepping in and saying, "C'mon, Lamar let's go."
Get all the details on the lavish outdoor ceremony with flowers, food, family - and cameras
In what proved to be an elegant finale to their month-long courtship, Khloe Kardashian wed Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom Sunday evening at a private residence in Beverly Hills, PEOPLE confirms. The two were married in front of triple arches of white roses created by celebrity florist Mark's Garden.
Guests are asked to attend a black-tie affair in the white and silver invitations
The L.A. Lakers player has a wild night out with the guys, while Kardashian keeps it simple
It might not be planned for Las Vegas, but talk about a quickie wedding!
The 6-foot-10-inch L.A. Lakers forward has his own record label and apparel line
Kardashian and Odom will tie the knot at the L.A. home of music manager Irving Azoff
With less than a week to go before their Sunday nuptials, Khloe Kardashian and her L.A. Lakers beau Lamar Odom have decided to hold their wedding ceremony at the Los Angeles-area home of family friend and legendary music manager Irving Azoff.
The reality star and Lamar Odom are "very, very happy," her sister Kim Kardashian tells PEOPLE
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Standing on a hastily erected dais at center court in Amway Arena, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak sported a toothy grin that extended from ear-to-ear. The team that he meticulously assembled over the last few years had climbed the NBA mountaintop, and for the next few days he would reap the rewards in the form of congratulatory phone calls and text messages from his peers and a raucous parade through the streets of Los Angeles.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The tiny locker room smelled as if every grape in France had fermented and exploded at once. The empty Moet bottles sat on a table in the middle. The corks lay on the ground. Veteran reporters wore garbage-bag ponchos. Not-so-veteran reporters wore suds. As his teammates passed around the Larry O'Brien trophy and mugged for the cameras, Lakers forward Lamar Odom leaned back in a stall and smiled.
DENVER -- As Lamar Odom stood in front of his locker, a bulge still protruding out of a lower back marked with scars from the dozens of patches, braces and pads that have been strapped to it, he squinted as he bent down to clean up the mini pharmacy he had set up before the game.
Decisions, decisions. Can't live with 'em, can't thrive without 'em.
"Excuse me," called out the young attendant pushing the tall IV cart through the crowded hallway into the Lakers locker room. "Clear a path."
NEW YORK -- The day started with questions about Andrew Bynum and ended with overwhelming praise for Kobe Bryant, but in between everyone at Madison Square Garden got a glimpse of the one player who could determine whether the Lakers make a return trip to the NBA Finals: Lamar Odom.
As often as it takes place, change doesn't come easy in the NBA. Team chemistry has to be reestablished, new plays need to be learned and a host of additional adjustments must be made by players and coaches before everyone is comfortable with a new situation. Making a trade or coaching shakeup work becomes a shared burden.
SI.com will analyze each of the NBA's 30 teams as regular-season tip-off approaches. For a complete list of team-by-team breakdowns, click here. The information in the "Go figure" category below is provided by Roland Beech of 82games.com.
LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol has a virus. And he has infected Lamar Odom with it too.
LOS ANGELES -- The obvious fix for the Lakers will be to restore Lamar Odom's production Tuesday in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics are murdering them inside by playing a physical style that the Lakers are unlikely to match. To win their way back into the series, the Lakers must come up with an alternative approach that trumps the strength that the Celtics have established.
SI.com's Ian Thomsen spoke with an NBA advance scout to break down the Celtics-Lakers Finals matchup.
As Lamar Odom stood in front of his locker after the Lakers' 93-91 victory Tuesday, trying to perfect the Windsor knot in his tie, he didn't think twice when asked about the biggest difference between Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference finals
SAN ANTONIO -- Lamar Odom didn't need to see the stat sheet to know he had a bad game, but he looked at it anyway. He stared at it in front of his locker after the Lakers' 103-84 loss to the Spurs on Sunday in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
The best way to describe Lamar Odom as a player might be to think of him as Kevin Garnett Lite.
As Mitch Kupchak makes the basketball rounds this spring, from Pauley Pavilion to Staples Center to any of the other venues where his current (the Lakers) or future players (potential draft picks) are active, you won't see a satisfied smile plastered across his face. No smug look, wry expression or "told-you-so'' smirk, either.
George Lucas is sitting in the back of a Toyota pickup truck, wearing a red and white race suit as he makes his way to the starting line of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. His strategy as he steps off the truck and into his race car is really quite simple. "I'm just going to watch everyone in front of me crash," he says.
LAMAR ODOM Lakers forward
LAS VEGAS -- I've never taken part in a red carpet line before a game. Usually these star-studded affairs are reserved for award shows and movie premieres, but then again I'm at the NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas and any premonitions (or inhibitions) I may have had 72 hours ago have long been thrown out the window. Since I'm walking on uncharted territory here I decide to partner up with someone who's dealt with his fair share of celebrities over the years -- Robin Leach.
1. Is Kobe Bryant a good teammate?
1. Michael Vick may be in trouble again. Security at Miami Airport on Wednesday seized his water bottle, which contained residue in a hidden compartment that police say is "closely associated with marijuana." Lab tests are forthcoming. Vick was so startled to be caught that he actually volunteered his real name.
Injuries to big-name players come up every season, but this year has been especially brutal. Shaquille O'Neal. Yao Ming. Lamar Odom. Paul Pierce. Chris Paul. Michael Redd. Those are just a handful of the big names currently out of commission.