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Lamar Odom has reportedly forced Khloe Kardashian to postpone all of her efforts to get pregnant because he is not ready to have another child, it has been revealed.
The NBA veteran, whose basketball career has suffered various blows in recent months, is said to be focused on his new team after being traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Los Angeles Clippers in June.
"[Khloe] and Lamar are taking a break from trying to have a baby while he settles into his new job back in L.A.," one insider told In Touch magazine.
"Lamar said that he and Khloe were trying for a baby, but admitted that he's not ready because he needs to give his all to his game," the source explained.
The couple, who has been married for three years, has reportedly been trying to conceive their first child for two years and Kardashian, 28, recently began undergoing fertility treatments, although so far they have been unsuccessful.
"Khloe feels like a failure," the insider said. Their struggles to conceive have now allegedly started to place strain on their marriage.
In May, the pair abruptly canceled their E! reality TV show "Khloe & Lamar" following speculation that their marriage woes were taking a toll, although Kardashian insists the cancellation was to help Odom's career.
"We just wanted to prioritize a little. We just wanted a little pause, [now] there's less pressure on us. Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support," Kardashian previously told People.com.
During last season Odom, 32, was placed on the Mavericks' inactive list after posting a series of disappointing stats since his trade from the Los Angeles Lakers in December.
He gave up his spot on the USA basketball team which is currently competing in the London Olympics, in a bid to improve his skills shortly after being traded to the Clippers.
Kardashian, who has denied reports of a divorce, is said to be doing anything that she can to help his career.
"I'm a modern girl, but you should put your husband first," Kardashian said. With regards to speculation that the reported strain on their marriage has finally taken a toll, she added, "I like to think divorce is not an option."