Did Lamar Odom make Rob Kardashian fat?

Rob Kardashian struck up quite a friendship with Lamar Odom and his divorce from Khloe Kardashian apparently led to Rob's downward spiral.

Lamar Odom Khloe Kardashian Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian's split was really hard on Rob Kardashian. Who is an adult. Not a child.
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With all the trials and tribulations of the Kardashian family you would think it'd make for a tremendous TV show. Oh, right, that's the only reason we care about their existence already.

 

Khloe Kardashian — the tall one who may or may not be O.J. Simpson's child — and former Lamar Odom's tumultuous split has been one of the main storylines of the current season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." And in Sunday night's episode, Khloe admitted she'll always have Odom on her mind. They were married for a couple years, so I'm not sure why that's particularly surprising to the Internet world.

 

But more importantly, there are reports indicating Odom's absence has led to Rob Kardashian — the younger brother to the three Kardashian sisters — taking up a hard-partying, hard-eating lifestyle. And if you've seen the recent paparazzi photos, you know he's done plenty of eating.

 

Rob struck up quite a friendship with the former Lakers and Clippers forward and his divorce from Khloe apparently led to Rob's downward spiral.

It's understandable to be bummed about your friend (and brother-in-law) no longer being a big part of your life, but I'm not sure the storyline quite matches up.

First of all, Odom is a notoriously poor eater. He literally employed someone just to go to the grocery store and buy pounds of candy for him every week.

Shouldn't Rob have lost weight not hanging around with Odom?

And secondly, Odom and Khloe were divorced in the first place because of Odom's drug habits. She threatened him with divorce, according to the show, hoping it would straighten him out. It did not.

So if Odom was addicted to crack cocaine as reports have indicated — and he did admittedly go to rehab for a drug problem — wouldn't Rob's connection to the drug and partying lifestyle also be removed from his life? Don't hard drugs keep you thin?

This is all very confusing, but I'm absolving Odom of blame for Rob's fatness.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. He also eats very poorly, but does not have a crack habit. In case you were writing a biography.

 
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