“A man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin.” – Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
And no, that is not the lesson. That’s if you’re thinking “Don’t lay with harlots” or “Don’t do drugs”, or “Don’t do drugs and lay with harlots.”
A few days ago, after snorting one too many lines of coke Lamar passed out in a brothel. Sure, in the past former athletes past their prime have turned to drugs and harlots. But for a guy that was teammates with the likes of Kobe Bryant, Derek Fischer and Pau Gasol, and mentored by the legendary Phil Jackson, we all expected him to possibly end up as an NBA pundit at ESPN.
He won 2 NBA championships, and represented the US at the Olympics and World Basketball championships, winning gold at the latter. Oh, and he married a Kardashian (not “the Kardashian” but who’s counting).
My apologies in advance, for much as this was a life threatening experience, I can’t help but notice the Machiavellian outcome it bore. He was in the middle of divorce proceedings before this happened. And when news broke of his escapade, family and friends rushed to his side. Long story short, communications from his and Khloe’s respective lawyers was that the divorce proceedings had been called off.
For any reality TV producer this situation makes for good TV drama. But the real winner here isn’t the Kardashian family. To Lamar, not many men have rescued their marriages by way of drugs and harlots. And not many will after this. This is the stuff of legends!
Lesson: You can actually out-Kardashian A Kardashian. How badly do you want it?
P.S: Kardahian /kʰɑɹˈdæʃiən/ 1. (noun) An Armenian surname 2. (verb) To seek attention by any means necessary.
To out-kardashian (verb) To beat somebody at their own game and get a result that not only no one expected but would make Machiavelli proud.