Double Standard for Chosing a Wife Among "Veterans" of the Game?


With the recent uproar regarding Lamar Odom's, very open and very rapid, upcoming nuptials to Khloe Kardashian. Many are wondering just what did she do, say or whatever to land the heart of Odom in such a short amount of time, with such a long roster of her own trailing behind her. I'm not calling names here but she is widely known for dating rich men particularly athletes and celebrities in short time spans. And while there are many people out there blasting her and calling her out, I wonder just what Lamar must be thinking and why he chose her to be his wife.

With the dozens of other women out there for him to chose from he chose someone that has made many wonder about what men "really" want versus what they "claim" they want.

Now look I get it, I'm sure he loves her, knows what he's doing and wants to be with Khloe. As I'm sure goes for her too. However, do you think he remembers or even cares that his new bride is linked to so many popular men in some close relationships to that of his with her?

Earlier this year she dated NFL player Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Derrick Ward. Shortly before that, she dated NBA Houston Rockets player Rashad McCants, who denies they actually had a relationship but it's listed that they were together sometime between 2008-2009. She's also linked to Mathieu Shrever, popular DJ and Music Producer.

Now, these are the"relationships" that she has admittedly been in, however, the list of guys she's "allegedly" been with include: Young Jeezy, she openly slobbed Terrence J down on her television show, for attention and rating no less, snd dude has a girlfriend. Outside of her list of men, she really isn't known for much other than being the daughter of a wealthy family and bringing cocaine into a radio station on national television. Oh and how can I forget her "dealings" with Omarion which received a lot of attention after, her equally delightful sister Kim, suggested she get him back with some "fried chicken and a "g-string". And while the entire world was pissed about the "fried chicken" comment, because I mean what better way to reel in black men then with some good ole fried chicken, most people missed the obvious disturbing idea of her getting naked for a little boy at the time.

It's that mentality that makes me wonder what Lamar Odom could possibly be thinking marrying a woman who just might believe that fried chicken and p*ssy really is all he needs in life to be happy. But I digress as these are clearly the attributes he deems worthy of a future wife.

On the other hand I think about women like Gabrielle Union who after divorcing her husband, former NFL running back Chris Howard, in 2006 after a 5 year marriage, and hasn't been able to come close to such luck when it comes to the many men she's dated. I love Gabby, because she represents to me the typical single black woman. Young, independent, successful woman whose beauty and ambition make men flock to her.

Sadly, none of these men ever seem to want to marry her and it really confuses me. In the 3 years that she's been divorced she's been called a home wrecker, a gold digger and the list goes on, when in reality she ACTUALLY has a career, along with her own accomplishments and can at least bring something to the table. Yet she always seems to come up on the wrong side of the game when depicted by men and people in the media.

Gabrielle has "allegedly" dated names like Jason Kidd, Derek Jeter, Ludacris, Darren Sharper, Jamie Foxx and of course most recently her public yet "secret" relationship with NBA Miami Heat player Dwayne Wade.

Now call it what you want to, but I don't see the difference here in the roster of men. Both women clearly get around and have had their share of balleriffic wood. I do however, see the difference in the lifestyle and races of these women, and I seriously wonder if wifing a black woman who's your equal on some levels, but that has also been around the block a little, more of a burden for us then it is for other races of women?

Are we getting the short end of the stick here on this one? Or am I reaching with this one? Share your thoughts...

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Tags: Ballers, Gabrielle, Kardashian, Khloe, Lamar, Marriages, NBA, Odom, Relationships, Sports, More…Union

Comment by Baller Alert on September 25, 2009 at 9:27am
I love this blog...give me a second to write down what I really think. LOL
Comment by JustMe on September 25, 2009 at 9:28am
Gabby actually caused the end of her marriage by cheating... Jason Kidd & Dwayne Wade are/were married men. Thats the problem that I have with her. And Dwayne's wife is a black woman. As far as Gabby goes her rep is bad, she is considered easy and a homewrecker... Khloe gets a bad rap because Kim was fcking on tape & she has a bad mouth... She is what 25, Gabby at least 35... So Gabby should be above and beyond the dumb s***... Above being a groupie, and the Hollywood pitstop...
Comment by Babydoll on September 25, 2009 at 9:49am
I am glad this was brought up. But the only people that know what Gabby is really like are those men that are in those relationships with her. She comes across as wifey material but she might not be, and she actually might not want to be a wife again for a long while. You just never know..... But yea, why is Sanaa, Nia, Gabby & Taraji, (enter single, pretty, successful female here) ring less???

Maybe it goes back to that whole ideal that men, once they get to a certain place in their lives want what everyone else has, the non-black female. as some sort of status thing. *shrugs shoulders*
Comment by Babydoll on September 25, 2009 at 9:51am
I didn't read JustMe response before i posted. And i agree 100%.... I was trying to give Gabby the benefit of the doubt...she is 37 by the way lol.
Comment by Denise on September 25, 2009 at 9:55am
Most of the name listed next Gabby's name are rumored......Khloe has verified her list.....Khloe used these as media attention getters....and it worked we know all about it....Gabby just appears to be "dating"......
Comment by Baller Alert on September 25, 2009 at 10:07am
I said this last night on Baller Alert radio..I don't judge women in the business for dating different celebrities. Those are their peers. They party at the same spots..attend the same award shows, etc. Even if one has worked hard to get the fame..and one has fame from their sister f****** on tape.

This goes back to the blog about the reasons why it's hard to date a black woman. A lot of men have that mind set.
Comment by JustMe on September 25, 2009 at 10:21am
Sanaa is another homewrecker... I see Nia & Taraji as more mature... both have sons, so I think they are a little less about the dumb s***... although Nia is/was dating Catino Mobley, & you know what they say about him. LOL IMO Taraji dodged a bullet with Lamar...
Comment by Baller Alert on September 25, 2009 at 10:40am
Believe it or not..I read on a random message board that Lamar said Taraji was needy.
Comment by JustMe on September 25, 2009 at 10:48am
aha! aha! lol
Comment by Beautifulone on September 25, 2009 at 12:05pm
It is called a love spell. Women use this left and right and it cost less then $100. All they have to do is called a psychic to place the spell. The way you know is this: is he foaming at the mouth (like Kobe use to), is he carrying around something that she gave him as like a handkerchief, wallet, watch or picture. What the witch will do is place a love spell on an item and as love as he keeps that item on his person the spiritual bonding will manifest and lock him in. This may seem far fetched but you would be amazing at how many women actually do this to keep their man (desperate woman that is). So watch for white foam around his mouth.... Athletic are really in trouble – they can not control who they fall in love with and then – money gone!

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