Posted August 25, 2013

Report: Lamar Odom missing for past three days, feared to be on ‘drug binge’

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(Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Sources close to Lamar Odom worry he is hiding out while doing crack cocaine, according to a report. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

NBA forward Lamar Odom has “vanished” and is feared to be hiding out while on a crack cocaine binge, TMZ is reporting.

The Kardashian family has been unable to find or contact him over the past 72 hours, since wife Khloe Kardashian threw him out of their house following a failed intervention, according to the report.

TMZ reported on Saturday that Odom has had a drug problem for the past two years.

Odom’s “hardcore drug abuse” has led to the deterioration of his marriage, a three-week stint in rehab last August and the Kardashian family staging an intervention, according to the report.

Though the 33-year-old Odom — who is a free agent after playing for the Los Angeles Clippers last season — resisted rehab, he stayed clean throughout the 2012-13 NBA season before slipping “deep back into hardcore recreational drugs,” TMZ reported.

From TMZ.com:

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.

The family staged an intervention this week that Odom resisted, leading Kardashian to throw him out of the house.

We’re told the situation has become dire.  Sources tell us … within the last 2 days, the entire family staged an intervention, trying to convince Lamar to go back to rehab, but he wouldn’t have any of it.

In 2001, Odom was suspended twice in the span of eight months for violating the league’s anti-drug policy during his first stint with the Clippers. He recovered to eventually win two championships with the Lakers before his production dropped significantly with the Mavericks and Clippers the past two seasons.

The Clippers expressed interest in re-signing him earlier this month.

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201 comments
lionel1
lionel1

hummmmm,crackies are tough to get rid of.

DiamondDaveFitzgerald
DiamondDaveFitzgerald

Wow. That's really sad. I fear drugs have taken over a good man. Drugs can take some of the best people and turn them into crazy people who will do amazing things for drugs. Stuff no person, not on drugs, would ever consider doing. Bad things. I know all too well. I've been down that road. Thank God for my son. He inspired me to do the right thing and get clean and stay clean.

Mike195
Mike195

They should ALL have to take a hair follicle every year to play.  None of this piss test crap that can be faked.   Do one at the start of season and another half way through.  Any fails and you are banned and forfeit all salaries and pay back anything you've earned.   That will change this crap.

Alex190
Alex190

Who can blame him, hanging around with the Kardashians for years I would do that too.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

For the love of god has anyone check between Khole's fat folds, resourceful men have been knows to survive in there for days living off precipitation (sweat),  twigs, leaves, mold and discarded bits of food but this Lamar we are talking about so he may be in serious danger !!!

Mark131
Mark131

Who cares if he smokes crack?  Maybe that's his thing.  Leave him alone and let him do his thing.

Hendo
Hendo

Next we'll hear that Kanye is a meth head. Makes sense.

jeffr85392
jeffr85392

I suspect the Kardashian's drove him to it.

nycsteelersfan
nycsteelersfan

U lookin for the wrong medicine bruh....look to Jesus.

billbellicheat
billbellicheat

How horrible is the Kardashian family that it makes most of us feel sympathetic for a crack addict.

salvaje50
salvaje50

Lamar picked crack cocaine over looking at Khloe's crack in bed. To me, that's a wise choice.

Robert27
Robert27

Why'd it take him so long?

CW3Bubba
CW3Bubba

Crack is 90's Bro...switch to Oxy's

ProfessorGriff
ProfessorGriff

I would probably be on drugs too dealing with that family day in & day out

Anaximenes1
Anaximenes1

lamar like to party hard with the drugs---he's got millions that these golddigger chicks keep trying to steal

HazMatt74
HazMatt74

The Kardashians regrettably have been forced to move up the launch date of their new brand of narcotics, Krack Kocaine, to coincide with the breaking of this story.

HokieDoke
HokieDoke

I can only imagine the drugs I'd be on if involved with the Kardashian family

BarneyFairmont
BarneyFairmont

Sounds like nothing more than  the Kardashian clan trying to develpe a story line for their reality show.  Just like the Chris Humphries wedding to Kim.  There people are pathetic.

JulesG
JulesG

Crack though Lamar.............man...how the mighty has fallen! That is a serious, SERIOUS addiction, and I hope this guy gets it together, or he will have thrown away an opportunity many don't get and those who do struggle to keep! Come on Lamar!

superboofer
superboofer

I knew I liked Lamar Odom for a reason

bakertom09
bakertom09

When did sourcing a story to TMZ become legitimate "journalism?"  Seriously, this is what SI has become?  I let my subscription go a couple of years back because it was becoming more and more like People. I guess I made a good decision.  Good freakin grief.  TMZ?  Really?  

OwG
OwG

Well that explains his marriage....

ssmon
ssmon

sad that a 3 day crack binge  is healthier for him than being married to a kardashian.

effeweall
effeweall

Lamar is smoking crack.  Kris Jenner is a genius who has no bounds to keeping her brand in the news.  I bet she got Lamar hooked just to have as a backup plan when her main cash cow baby news lost its appeal.

There is a rumor she made Kim reshoot her porno with RayJ after she did not like how the 1st one looked.  This is a really scary time to pay atttention to the media.

iamtheai
iamtheai

Its sad how the Kardashians has the whole world fooled for money but everything will fall back on them eventually.

x72
x72

Hopefully he ODs

Pintodw
Pintodw

Odds of a Kardashian marriage going the distance:  1,000,000,000,000:1

Ason
Ason

wait a minute...what?... crack binge?...what the hell..SI is reporting this because it's on f'n tmz?...but then again looking at his decisionmaking the past few years...something is wrong in there somewhere...is he lacing his blunts w/ rocks?


Jeff63
Jeff63

I'd smoke crack if I was in that family too ...

FredFlintsone
FredFlintsone

judging by all the tattoos on players these days one  might think your'e at  a gang reunion or something

Marchoir
Marchoir

Lamar Odom is not some NBA basketball player, who became a drug user. He was a POS dirt bag, crack head, who could play basketball. Nothing new here. A lot of crack heads in the hood can play some hoops. Lamar was simply one of them. Nothing more to see here. Keep it moving.

muser
muser

A brother on a rock binge and missing in LA? How will they ever find him?

GoPSULions
GoPSULions

I wouldn't doubt the Kard;s filmed the intervention so they can get paid to show it on tv...

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Last night I picked up a sixer of Sweet Baby Jesus beer and Lamar can over to hang out and down a few. He's cool.

Mark131
Mark131

@jeffr85392 What's worse?  Smoking crack or Bruce Jenner's bad plastic surgery?

J S
J S

@Anaximenes1 , dude his wife probably makes millions more than him now, and has a greater long term financial outlook as well.  Just saying.

J S
J S

@bakertom09 I am sure they sourced it via other avenues, but it is proper journalism to give credit to the originator of the story.  This is a sports story, but it just happened to originate from TMZ. 

PAZSKY
PAZSKY

@FredFlintsone So if you have tattoos, you are automatically a gang member? Your name fits, go crawl back under your rock..

Hello1813
Hello1813

@GoPSULions :   No doubt about it.   The intervention will be shown on the upcoming season of Keeping up with the Kardashians.