UPDATED: Lamar Odom Reportedly Checks Himself Into Rehab For Drug And Alcohol Abuse
I’m sure you’ve heard many stories and rumors over the last month or so when it comes to not only the marriage of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, but specifically, the well-being of Odom. The most recent reports have painted the once NBA Sixth Man of the Year as a coke addict. Now, sources are confirming that Odom, a free agent in the league after playing last season for the Los Angeles Clippers, has checked himself into rehab. This according to PEOPLE.
Odom, 32, has been open about past drug use and the temptation one can face in Los Angeles. Also, his own father dealt with heroin addiction, so if reports are true that he’s seeking help, it’s definitely a good move. Especially since reports also claim that alleged drub abuse (and possible cheating) are negatively impacting his marriage. Odom has also been seen in public looking a lot thinner than usual, and nowhere near his wife (or on a basketball court). A source told PEOPLE, “He realized he needs help,” and he probably received the wake-up call he needed after he was arrested for DUI late last week. And if that’s not enough, according to ESPN.com, some of Odom’s past teammates from his days as a Laker have tried to reach out to him to no avail, including player Jordan Farmar, who talked to ESPN earlier this week.
“It’s unfortunate. A couple of us have reached out to him and haven’t heard back. That’s just a sign of him going through some tough times.”
Odom has had a tough few years, and we’re rooting for him in the hopes that he can get better.
UPDATE: According to TMZ and their sources in the NBA, they say that Odom has NOT checked himself into rehab. They say that he has still been MIA from the Kardashian clan for the last few days, and that Khloe is threatening divorce if he doesn’t clean himself up. Not sure who to believe at this point, but the brotha definitely could still use some help…