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LAMAR ODOM WEIGHS IN ON TRISTAN THOMPSON, KHLOE RESPONDS TO HIS STRIPPER CLAIMS

Lamar Odom has first-hand experience trying to keep up with the Kardashians, and he provided insight into Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian’s doomed love affair.

Odom, who recently published a bombshell memoir Darkness to Light, in which he detailed his drug addiction and sometimes dysfunctional marriage to Kardashian, tells Us Weekly that he actually has some sympathy for fellow NBA star Thompson.

He says no one is prepared for "Kardashian level" fame. "I don’t know where Tristan’s from, but that’s a hard lane to step in if you’re not really prepared for that," Odom, 39, told Us. "I’m not sure if anybody can really prepare for that if they’re not sat down and told how it’s going to be, like all eyes on you. … You can’t even understand."

Thompson first made headlines for reportedly cheating on Kardashian, 34, days before she gave birth to their daughter True in April of 2018, then again recently for allegedly stepping out with her sister Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods.

Odom continued: "It’s too bad he had to hurt my lady like that, that woman like that, it’s too bad."

He also told the Jenny McCarthy Show that Kardashian sent him a "friendly" text about one of the stories in his memoir.

He said: "She talked about one of the stories that I told in the book about her coming to the hotel and putting her hands on a girl. She said that she didn’t even think that I remembered that story."

In Darkness to Light, he wrote that Kardashian "pounced" on a stripper she found in his room.