Former Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom has launched a talent management company for athletes and entertainers. The new venture, named, Savvy Talent Management Group, will be helmed by Odom and his manager, Tonita B. The talent management company will focus on helping young athletes and entertainers navigate their professional careers — including those who are just beginning their careers as well as those who have already made it big. 

“I wish I would have learned how to save my money a little bit more,” he said. “I wish I would have been able to do my due diligence on how to read people the right way, so I can keep the right people in my life that deserve to be there”, Odom told TMZ.

The NBA champion is eager to work with both athletes and celebrities in guiding their careers. “There’s so many talented people out there. I want to work with whoever needs guidance and help at being an entertainer or celebrity. It’s not easy”, said Odom.

He’s also looking toward the relationship between LeBron James and Rich Paul and how Klutch Sports is run as motivation and a blueprint, according to the Bleacher Report“The vision I got is sort of like LeBron James and Rich Paul with Klutch Sports”, said Odom. 

Odom was a well-respected professional basketball player who spent time with the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks over the course of his career. He won championships in 2009 and 2010, and was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.