Former NBA player Lamar Odom is reveling in getting control of his Instagram account. Odom claims that following his split from his previous management they still had access to his social media accounts and wouldn’t give him access. He also said they were still posting constantly, without his permission. Taking matters into his own hands, Odom showed up at Instagram headquarters to regain access to his accounts and was able to get it done.
The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year and two-time NBA champion immediately posted the following joyously on Instagram:
“I’m back! Got access to my account thanks to Instagram.”
Odom says he hadn’t been able to post on his Instagram since July, and it was costing him big money. He blasted his former management team for posting on his page. Odom even sent out a message denouncing any posts made during that time frame.
“Anything you saw posted in my story or on my page was not me posting or commenting from this page.”
“My social media is not yours! If I chose to leave, that’s the decision I make. Your decision to be to hijack my social media.”
Odom decided to change management companies, and the previous one appa wasn’t letting him go without a fight.
— Gina Rodriguez (@MzGinaRodriguez) August 6, 2022
Odom Made A Plea In Early July About Passwords Being Changed
Odom reportedly changed management teams in mid-July, and upon this change he asked for all passwords to his four social media accounts. He says when he was given the passwords, they’d been changed, essentially locking him out of all his accounts.
In a video posted to TMZ, the former Rhode Island Rams star had this to say:
“It’s kind of crazy I’m going through some things, I left my old management, of course of my decision.
“I should be able to do what I want — a man 42 years old, but my social media is not yours. If I choose to leave that’s the decision I make. Your decision shouldn’t be to hijack my social media. It lets me know what cloth you come from.
“It’s dead wrong and just do what’s right. It’s crazy, it’s unnecessary stress. Just do what’s right.”
It’s safe to say Odom’s plea fell on deaf ears, as he had to go to the social media giant’s headquarters to get the situation rectified. But there’s a lesson to learn from this. Never put that much trust in management, they’re in it to get a nice check. And as Odom found out when those checks stopped, they went the petty and unprofessional route.
Between the four social media accounts, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, the former Los Angeles Lakers star boasts about 5.3 million followers. And he also reportedly has 15 different advertising deals that use those platforms. Odom says every missed post could’ve cost him as much as $8,000.
Odom’s Been In The News For Other Stuff Lately
Odom has been in the news quite a bit as of late, from his revelations about past relationship regrets involving movie star Taraji P. Henson to his recent comments where he said ex-wife Khloe Kardashian “could’ve hollered” at him for her second child instead of having it with ex-beau and fellow former NBA player Tristan Thompson.
To add to the intrigue of “wanting that old thing back,” Odom is reportedly house-hunting in Khloe’s gated Los Angeles neighborhood. A coincidence? Probably not.
That’s why he needed them social media coins to get right.