Basketball star Lamar Odom is denying rumors that he cheated on wife Khloe Kardashian. Naturally, he’s none too happy about the gossip swirling about his alleged relationship and lashed out at a paparazzo when asked if it was true. Now a video has emerged, courtesy of TMZ, which documents the tense altercation between the athlete and the cameraman.
According to a source who spoke to People magazine, the 33-year-old Odom was stopped Wednesday at a red light in Los Angeles near his home, which is in a gated community, when a photographer asked him about the salacious rumor. At first Odom skated around the question and then calmly responded, "I would never cheat on my wife, that's why I wear my wedding ring."
But things between the cameraman and Odom didn’t stay civil for long. The athlete asked the paparazzo for his name and then he said, "I'm gonna step out the car and I'm gonna talk to you."
It didn’t look like anything out of the ordinary was going to happen. Perhaps Odom was just going to ask the man to respect his personal matters, but in the next scene the NBA star was in the middle of the street putting the cameraman’s gear into his trunk.
When the paparazzo asked for his gear back Odom just told him to “shut up.” He stopped for a photo with a fan, even put on a cheesy grin, and then continued to stew over the confrontation with the cameraman. Eventually he gave the gear back, and then the pap said he used to be fan, but clearly is no longer.
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A source told People, Kardashian’s main man “lost it.” "Lamar got furious that they had the nerve to ask him and he absolutely lost it. He got out of his car and went crazy on a third photographer. He reached into the photographer's car, grabbed the camera equipment and threw it into the street. Lamar was very upset and seemed beyond stressed out." A source close to the Kardashians added: "The paparazzi has been continuously taunting the family. Enough is enough!"
The initial cheating report came from RadarOnline.com, which stated Odom had an affair with stripper Jennifer Richardson after meeting her in January 2012 at the Stadium Strip Club in Washington, D.C., after a game he played with the Dallas Mavericks.
Take a look at the TMZ video of Odom stashing the cameraman's gear in his trunk on Wednesday in Los Angeles: