Penny Marshall Scammed by Man Claiming to be Lamar Odom’s Assistant

The rumors swirling around Lamar Odom and his future in the NBA have the two-time NBA champion possibly returning to the Los Angeles Lakers before next season through free agency or another trade with the Dallas Mavericks. There’s no certainty at this point in time that Odom will actually return to Lakers with some road blocks that might prevent it from happening.

Despite that being the case, Odom continues to make news in Los Angeles, either with his possible return to the Lakers, appearances with wife Khloe Kardashian around town or impostors name dropping to cash in.

According to TMZ, an impostor claiming to be Odom’s assistant convinced Penny Marshall to give him over $5,000:

“Sources tell TMZ the double-cross started at a Lakers game last month … when a man claiming to be (Lamar Odom’s) assistant gave Penny a phone number he said was Lamar’s.

We’re told Penny and the person she thought was Lamar texted back and forth for several days — when finally “Lamar” asked her to loan his assistant a chunk o’ cash. Ever the faithful Lakers fan, Penny forked over more than five grand to the faux “assistant.”

As an avid fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers, Marshall is a courtside regular at the Staples Center and has come to know a lot of the players on both teams over the years. Not only has Marshall developed some relationships with certain players, but she has also gotten the reputation of being extremely nice despite her fame from her days as an actress, producer and director.

Unfortunately, the man posing as Odom’s assistant has disappeared and Marshall is out more than $5,000.

It seems as though you can never be too nice in Los Angeles as a familiar face with money as it tends to put a big target on your back.

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