So This Lamar Odom Cancer Charity Business

By: The Superficial / April 3, 2013

To bring everyone up to speed, ESPN On The Line recently ran a report about athletes’ questionable charities and one of them was Lamar Odom’s Cathy’s Kids named after his mother who died from cancer. Turns out since its inception in 2004, it hasn’t given a single dime to cancer research but has paid Lamar’s high school basketball coach and best man at his wedding $72,000 a year and financed youth basketball teams. Except, as of this morning, that last part’s now in question which is usually what happens when instead of letting a situation blow over, you let your Kardashian wife issue a statement on her website immediately making everything look shady as fuck:

Cathy’s Kids was formed with several purposes in mind, including benefitting underprivileged youth and cancer research. A decision was ultimately made that the charity should focus on one of those purposes — to help enrich the lives of underprivileged inner-city youth. It accomplished that goal. Cathy’s Kids helped fund multiple AAU basketball teams providing underprivileged youth with opportunities enriching their lives, providing financial support for coaching and travel to tournaments, helping inner-city youth on a path toward success and leading many participants to go on to college.

Setting aside the fact that the AAU business might be complete bullshit, I like how Khloe Kardashian literally just said that a cancer charity solicited money for cancer research and went, “Wait, you know what’s more important? Basketball.” Because there’s nothing shady about that. People would’ve easily given as much money to basketball as curing cancer. Actually, I just remembered Steubenville, so nobody tell me that’s probably true. I’m working on not becoming a suicide bomber.

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