According to TMZ, former Laker, Lamar Odom, has been abusing “hardcore drugs” for the last two years. There have been many rumors the last few weeks about Odom getting a divorce with his wife, Khloe Kardashian, due to him cheating, but drugs are the main reason right now.
“Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Lamar has had a problem for 2 years. It got so bad, last August Khloe pressured Lamar to go to rehab. Lamar went to a facility in San Diego, but he was so resistant Khloe hired private investigators to secretly stand guard at the rehab place to make sure he didn’t leave. The P.I.s stood guard 24/7.
“Our sources say Lamar constantly threatened to leave and Khloe made several visits to prevail upon him to stay. We’re told after 3 weeks, Lamar left for good.
“We’re told Lamar actually stayed clean once he left rehab and was able to play well for the Clippers this past season. But when the season was over, sources say Lamar slipped deep back into hardcore recreational drugs.”
If Odom really did start using two years ago, then that would have been right after the Lakers traded him to the Dallas Mavericks. His season with the Mavericks was the second worst statistical season of his career — only behind this last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Although his season with the Clippers was his worst, he was reportedly clean during the season (thanks to rehab), but started back up after the season ended.
Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers have had interest in Lamar Odom this off-season; however, Odom will probably not sign with either team. The Lakers roster might be set, and they don’t need anymore drama after last season.