I got the impression Odom was deflecting a little, trying to avoid speaking in detail about something he's not really able to talk about at this point, whether the show is a done deal or not. At least he opened the floor to questions. "Should I do one?" he asked the assembled media. "What do you think? They pay pretty well."
Odom did reveal something interesting about what could motivate him to participate, beyond the aforementioned extra paycheck -- what our grandfathers might have called "walking around money." As it is with his fragrance and his increasingly busy schedule as a commercial pitchman, he's looking at a bigger picture. "People that live and work in L.A., we're all brands," Odom said, "That's just a way that a person would go about building a brand." Very reflective of the world in which we live. We all understand sports are a business, and we're long past the point where many (most?) athletes consider themselves businesses -- names to be branded away from the field of play -- as well.