Lamar Odom dances in his underwear, calls Peta Murgatroyd the 'Kobe Bryant' of 'DWTS'

Oh, what a week can do for a man's confidence on Dancing With the Stars. 

Nobody was more shocked than Lamar Odom and Peta Murgatroyd to have made it through the season's first elimination last week, but on Monday night's episode, the former basketball player seemed to have a weight lifted off his shoulders. 

In honor of Movie Night, Odom and Murgatroyd were tasked with dancing a Risky Business-inspired Cha Cha to Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock n Roll." Odom was hesitant to dance in his "tighty whiteys," but was eventually convinced to do so by Murgatroyd, whom he called the "Kobe Bryant of dance." Oh, and Bryant also made an appearance in the episode over a quick call with Odom. 

Confidence was key for Odom, who started off strong in the ballroom and seemed less affected by his struggles. "I was so optimistic about it," judge Len Goodman said. "Then you got over here, had to do a couple of basic steps, and the wheels fell off a bit." 

"You were undressed for success," Bruno Tonioli joked, adding that he "admires" Odom's effort. 

Carrie Ann Inaba noted the former NBA star was right on the beat until one bad step, but said she was happy to see his confidence grow. 

"It felt good, even though I had these underpants on," Odom told Erin Andrews after the dance -- which earned him and Murgatroyd a 12/30 -- the same score they received last week. 

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. See more on Odom in the video below. 

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Christie Brinkley arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Lamar Odom arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Hannah Brown arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Singer Ally Brooke arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Actress Kate Flannery arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Lauren Alaina arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Actor James Van Der Beek arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Actor Kel Mitchell arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Karamo Brown arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ray Lewis arrives at the 2019 "Dancing With The Stars" Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
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