Is Lamar Odom’s marriage in crisis because he’s addicted to Oxycontin?

For months now, the tabloids have been full of stories about Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s troubled marriage. Sources say Khloe and Lamar are on the rocks. Sources say she kicked him out of the house. Sources say he was cheating on her with multiple women over the course of like two years. Sources say that Lamar wasn’t even discreet about his infidelities. Sources even say Khloe and her mom went to the home of one of Lamar’s mistresses and attacked the woman. Throughout it all, though, I never heard anything about an alleged drug problem for Lamar. But that’s what TMZ is saying now:

The marriage of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom is in crisis, and TMZ has learned … the core reason is hardcore drug abuse. 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.

As for reports that Lamar was cheating recently, we’re told Khloe is convinced it happened, and she feels she’s been hit with a double whammy … but drugs are the main problem.

As for divorce … neither Khloe nor Lamar has contacted a lawyer. As one source put it, “Khloe is more concerned about saving Lamar than ending her marriage.”

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 fact, on Wednesday morning, right after the failed intervention, Khloe threw Lamar out of the house and one of Lamar’s friends is loading Lamar’s stuff in his car as Lamar watched.

We attempted to reach Lamar for comment … so far, no word back.

[From TMZ]

TMZ’s sources are generally very pro-Kardashian, and I feel strongly that they wouldn’t have run with this story unless they were sure of the source, so it’s probably Kris Jenner or something. So… I guess I’ll believe it. Does anyone else wonder if Lamar is just spiraling in total, and that maybe there’s a sex addiction AND drug addiction going on at the same time? Maybe that’s the Kardashian-approved version – it might be easier for us to understand Lamar’s blatant infidelities if we view them through the prism of addiction.

Radar says that Lamar’s drug addiction is all about OxyContin and Ambien. A source says: “Lamar has lost a ton of weight in the last few months which triggered a lot of the concern amongst the family… Lamar does not want to go to rehab because pre-season training camps are just around the corner. He just doesn’t care about anyone or anything right now. He has had it with the Kardashians and just wants to be left alone. Everyone is very, very, worried about him.” Ugh. Damn it, Lamar! Go to rehab and deal with these problems head-on.

UPDATE: TMZ says he’s addicted to crack. Dammit, Lamar! Basically, sources say he’s only been clean when he’s playing but when he’s off-season, he’s been doing hardcore drugs.

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  1. GiGi says:

    TMZ reporting this am that it’s crack – very sad if it’s true – makes me wonder about his release from the Lakers.

    Hope the best for all involved – honestly.

    • GiGi says:

      Ooh – just went back to check TMZ and the crack story is gone – shady, shady.

    • BB says:

      Just because the public has never heard of Lamar Odom having a drug addiction doesn’t mean he does not have one. This information going public was probably a last ditch effort to shame him and make him get help. Based on the information this has been going on off and on since 2009. The most recent pictures of Lamar Odom. the first thing I thought was wow, he sure has lost a lot of weight. I’m dealing with a similar issue with a relative and we have tried everything for him to get help and he tried and went back to his drug habit. Lamar will have to hit rock bottom in order to get help. The report also stated that the family held an intervention to no avail. I don’t understand how anyone can blame the Kardashian family for Lamar’s drug addiction.

      • drdoolittling says:

        But u have to take tmZ with a grain of salt. I personally think this is a spin from Jenner and don’t believe it at all. Especially because the “sources” cannot agree on what drugs he’s supposedly doing. Man, this family is evil.

      • swack says:

        I’m sorry, but you don’t ruin a person’s career by going public just to help him get help. Shaming someone usually has the opposite effect. I find this hard to believe and seems fishy now that they are trying to make Kanye a kinder and gentler person.

      • Nina W says:

        Shaming someone over substance abuse is not helpful at all. Publicizing his drug problems, if true, will not help Lamar in any way.

      • DreamyK says:

        @ those who question the “shaming”.

        Here’s the deal: when you live with and love someone who is a drug addict you become as sick as they are. That’s right. You start hiding the Benadryal, your own personal medications, you swap out Listerine for alcohol free mouth wash, you try and discreetly check their pupils when they walk into the room, you search dresser drawers, underneath car mats, you look at their phone to see who has called and call them back, try and shame them into stopping and on and on the craziness goes…SICKNESS.

        Sober spouses do crazy things to try and get their loved one to stop before they kill themselves or someone else. Please be kind to all of the family members suffering through the pain of having a loved one addicted. Don’t judge them until you have walked in their horrible terrible shoes. Khloe is truly as sick as he is now and in her twisted thinking has decided if she publically shames him he will get help. He won’t until he’s good and ready. She needs help and there are programs for families who have addicted loved ones. I hope she reaches out and gets well. Not for him, but for herself.

      • Cirque28 says:

        @DreamyK: I have been there with the craziness, so I feel you. The checking, the suspicion, the resentment. Passionately hating ridiculous things like a billboard advertisement which might, somehow make him fall off the wagon.

        Years after my ex-H, I’m still excited by being able to have a few bottles of good liquor. You know… have them. (Without hiding!) On a shelf. In case company stops by. Before, a bottle wouldn’t have lasted a day.

      • jwoolman says:

        DreamyK- I doubt that Khloe is a sober spouse trying to hide his pills. At the very least, she seems to have the same problem with alcohol as her mom. Besides, they haven’t lived together all that much since he travels so much for his job and certainly not at all for months or more. Rich people aren’t smushed together like poorer folk even if in the same house. She wouldn’t have the opportunity to hide his stuff even if she wanted to do so.

    • JenD says:

      @drdoolittling – my first thought was it was a Kris Jenner spin. If divorce is on the horizon, she probably thinks to put a story out to make it look like LO is the major problem for the divorce.

      When it looked like KW was going to bail on Kim, there were all these anti-KW stories out there about how he’s not a good partner.

      It seems KJ wants to control the narrative ahead of anything bad going public.

    • MCraw says:

      None of it is true. PMK is putting this out there for premium sainthood for Khloe. It’s been everywhere on BIs for weeks now. CDAN for sure.

    • yolo112 says:

      !!UPDATE!! TMZ is now reporting that he has been missing for 72 hours and no one knows where he is or what he is/has done. This story has potential to get really sad real quick..

  2. PHD Gossip says:

    kardashians playing hardball with him, because he was indiscreet with women.

  3. lisa2 says:

    Lamar was a steady guy before this family. Well I never heard anything about substance abuse. I’ll have to ask my boyfriend. He is all into Basketball and will know if this was something everyone knew about.

    Just shows how some people can suck the life out of you. Kanye.. look at your future. This family destroys the MEN that are associated with it. I mean really it is a freaking pattern.

    I actually like Khloe as a person; but she is still a Kardashian. And I saw a recent pic of her not wearing her ring. And I don’t know when she and Lamar were last seen together.

    If this is true I hope he gets help. He has children and a life to think about. I just hope this is not some PR attack from the family because of the cheating stories.

    • OutstandingWorldCitizen says:

      This is incredible especially since it is widely known that his father is an addict. The main reason Lamar the relationship is/was estranged. If it is “true” I wish him the best. However as most of you have stated this is planted story. Cannot wait to see what they have in store for Kanye and how he will react. Lamar’s career is pretty much over. They have a lot of control. Kanye on the other hand will go ballistic if they start some mess with him.

      • Sabrine says:

        Life is all about decisions. You can’t blame the Kardashians because Lamar is a hard core drug user and cheater. He made those decisions as an adult and was using long before he met any Kardashians. Khloe has been incredibly supportive but it’s not working. He won’t even go to Rehab now. She needs to dump him. It’s not worth it.

    • Cahend says:

      Lamar was suspended twice in 2001 for violating the NBA’s substance abuse policy. There has always been speculation that he dropped a bit in the NBA draft (1999, I think) due to some drug involvement. http://articles.latimes.com/2001/nov/06/sports/sp-744

    • Launicaangelina says:

      I believe Lamar’s father was a heroin addict and in the early aughts, Lamar failed a couple of NBA drug test. I believe it was marijuana.

    • Kate says:

      Lamar has never been a steady guy. He cheated on his ACT and had his scholarship pulled from UNLV. He was busted for drugs early in his career in the NBA. He’s been on 5 different teams. His behavior with the Dallas Mavericks was ridiculously unprofessional. Lamar is a bad guy. Sorry. All that said, these drug stories are clearly the work of Kris Jenner, designed to fuel the story line for the next season and to make Khloe look good. Lamar probably makes things easy because there’s plenty of baggage out there already.

      • lisa2 says:

        Thanks for all that info

        Thing is non of those past things have been reported much. At least in the Gossip world (well the few places I go to). It seems that all his “past deeds” are coming to light now. Nothing much when he and Khloe were first married to the present. I just find it all fishy. I don’t follow sports so I didn’t know all that stuff.

      • Bridget says:

        @Lisa2 – this stuff has been VERY well reported in the sports world, but it’s not like E! was going to air that wedding with a running commentary about his cheating amd drug use over the years. And his fallout with the Mavs was very public – I don’t even follow pro basketball. Basically, this guy is bad news… but then again who else would even marry into that family?

      • cs says:

        I’m sorry, but I do feel sorry for a kid that lost his mother of cancer at 12 years old and an absentee father who was a heroin addict.

        I hope he gets help…

      • NM9005 says:

        And may I add that he’s a dick for leaving his wife and children but that everybody pities them because they can’t have children? He already has children and his relationship with his ex-wife is terrible, the man can’t seem to make a real commitment towards a woman and a real family life.

        It’s a simple Google search but thanks to the Kardashians, the dude is just ‘the husband of Khloe who happens to be a basketball player’. He’s basically on the same level of cheating as Tiger and Kutcher he’s less talented than those other two yet those men got DRAGGED but people still feel sorry for this dumbass??? What in the world…

        He’s a douche and a reality TV star just like his wife. She approves of pro-Kardashian site TMZ running bad stories. How is she ANY different from her sisters? KK is the most famous famehungry vain sister, Kourtney is the mama, the neutral one who lives with a loser and Khloe is the less prettier nice one who seems the most ‘normal’ one but can’t seem to catch a break. Please, it’s all an act.

        And smdh at claims that it’s the Kardashians’ fault and poor Lamar. He wanted to get into the family, why is it that the men get a pass as if they had NO CHOICE but to date a Kardashian? They’re all adults who made their bed. Lie in it now. The dude has been shady for a long time, it was a coming.
        Plus Lamar has been cheating very publically, he attracted bad press and now all of his dirty secrets are coming out . It didn’t have to go that way but he opened Pandora’s box himself. Dude is a mess and as a brand you can’t behave that way.

      • RPG says:

        Shaquille O’Neal also played for five different teams, so that doesn’t mean anything.

  4. QQ says:

    A basketball player isnt always getting screened for EVERYTHING under the sun?? If so how is this happenning other than Satan’s Homegirl trying to find a respectable out for Khloe to divorce?

    • Jane says:

      I thought about that as well. I mean …random drug screenings are so common these days, I find it hard to believe that Lamar could be addicted for 2 years and no one caught it.

    • TheEmpress says:

      Yeah, I think it’s pretty clear that this is Kris Jenner being a douche. I’m not buying Lamar as a drug addict. A philanderer, no doubt, but not a junkie.

    • Zapatos says:

      The NBA’s drug-testing program is the weakest of the Big 3 American sports. Apparently, most players are only subject to random testing during the preseason, while rookies are subject to three tests during the season?

      http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/biz-ball/sports-drug-testing-policies-nfl-nba-nhl-olympics

    • Bridget says:

      Drug testing has to be agreed upon in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the only reason why MLB managed to adopt a reasonably stringent one was because of pretty significant public pressure. Both the NBA and NFL have pretty weak testing procedures. And of course, it’s possible to use masking agents. Within the public eye, as long as he kept his use at a minimum while he was actually playing, its entirely reasonable that we’d never know.

      • Izzy says:

        +1 Bridget, public AND political pressure – let’s not forget that MLB enjoys a Congressionally approved exemption from federal anti-trust laws. (They’re also the only major sport in the US to have this.) If MLB steps too far out of line, they could very well lose that. Powerful pressure, and probably the reason why the League has gone wild with game suspensions lately – proactive in order to appease their critics in Congress and keep their exemption.

        Fact is, since the Lance Armstrong cluster—- went public, every major sport should be taking it upon itself to increase its dope testing, for both pharma and illegal substances.

        Having said all that, I’m not sure how true this story can be. He’s awfully high functioning for someone who’s so heavily addicted.

    • yolo112 says:

      Isn’t Mama K his manager? I gotta agree with all this sounding like a page from her rule book; LO screwed up and cheated and (I guess) is a crack head. So, Mama K makes this public knowledge to kinda serve as a warning, right? She can either SAVE him or END him depending on how he handles this situation. At any rate, the proper Kardashian protocol has been engaged – make the soon-to-be ex look as BAD as possible and the K’s look like saints. With all that being said, I do feel bad for Khloe. No one deserves to be cheated on or put up with someone struggling with a drug problem..

      • Sarah says:

        Yes, this does appear to be Kris Humphries 2.0 for Lamar. 1st Scott Disick was the villain and then that got old, so Kris Humphries got to do the quick switch from hero (super groom who makes it possible for Kim to have the wedding of her dreams) to villain (ex-husband who won’t let poor Kimmy move on). But that divorce couldn’t run forever, so now Lamar (admittedly a very careless cheater) gets to go from hero (devoted husband to infertile wife) to villain (cheating scum bag who by the way is a drug addict too!!). And JUST IN TIME, Kanye comes on board (finally) as the new hero. If Kanye is the new hero (super dad, super fiancé), the K Klan doesn’t need Lamar anymore and so under the bus he goes! This family (the K’s, not the unfortunates who marry them) are pathetic.

  5. Jayna says:

    You can’t really be addicted to OxyContin and/or crack and do it hardcore and then easily give it up during basketball season, plus you have to really work out during your offseason leading up to the season to be in tiptop shape. So I can’t see him being a hardcore addict even then. OxyContin addiction is horrible and you aren’t all that functional, especially as an athlete. So I call bull on this story. I don’t believe he is abusing to the extent that is being reported, maybe overusing OxyContin for back pain and Ambien to sleep a little and they are running with it to make him look bad. Plus, I have never seen Lamar really worrisome thin. Kris is up to no good as usual.

    I laugh when I read this is the problem in the marriage, not his rampant cheating on his wife, who adores him and has been so supportive, and making a fool of her.

    Khloe, you’re funny and sweet, get some balls and move on and get the man you deserve, not a dumb professional jock who is paid millions, and will always have groupies. It wasn’t a one-time woman. It was multiple women.

  6. Talie says:

    This was definitely a Kardashian plant as payback for Khloe’s humiliation, it also gains her more sympathy, and since she’s already well-liked…

  7. Nicolette says:

    Maybe getting high was his way of dealing with the reality of what kind of family he married in to. Being around people who will sell their soul for a dollar can’t be the best situation. Not that he’s so innocent. Did the drugs make his peen keep wandering off to other women? Just a screwed up bunch all the way around.

  8. Shannon says:

    If this is true- I hope he gets clean, then runs as fast as he can away from the Kardashian machine.
    If this is a lie Kris and Ko made up- he needs to leave that family now.
    Either way, Lamar- RUN!

  9. erika says:

    this is coming from the kards PR agency ‘KJKEMGW & No Other Associates’ otherwise known as Kris Jenner Kardashian Evil Money Grubbing Whore, Inc., ..

    it’s a respectable way for khloe to save face from her divorce. Even though a lot of us like Khloe, and she is biologically NOT a Kardashian (come on….seriously…she’s just NOT) KJKEMGW still cares about her image and how it reflects mama’s bank account.

    and lamar? what an ASSHOLE! I got the impression he was a cool cat, especially when he opened up about the death of his mom, loss of his child….but, i was also drinking a lot at the time….drinking a lot of the KardJuice (don’t get me wrong, I’ve always hated them but admit I watched Khloe/Lamar)

    you’re a dick lamar, grow the F up, your boyfriend Robby K is weeping over this@

  10. Dawn says:

    It has been obvious for some time that Lamar has not been happy so it comes as no surprise to me that he has been cheating. And so the Kardashian’s are going to use the same ploy that worked so well with Kimmode and Kris Humprhies and that is character assassination. I don’t think Khloe loves the guy as much as she claims if she allows the Kardashian brand to do to him whatever it takes to make her look better. Lamar has children and not one person seems to be thinking of these kids in the same manner as they would should Kourtney and now Kimmode break up with their boyfriends and fathers of those kids. Well Lamar sat back and did nothing to help Kris Humphries when he was going through the lies that the brand put out and the Kardashian fans so gullibly buy and so now it’s his turn. And one day it will be Kanye West’s turn. Scott has nowhere else to go that will allow him to buy and drive a yellow Rolls Royce so he will be staying where he is until the Kourt kicks his selfish whiny butt to the curb. The Kardashians are simply the most vile people on the planet. Good luck Lamar you will be needing it.

    • TG says:

      I agree 100% with your assessment of the situation, esp. regarding the men involved with a Kartrashian. I think they already put out negative spin on Kanye while the Prized Pig was pregnant just in case he decided to bail. It is weird how PMK manages to get every man’s balls in a jar in that family. I can’t believe even Kanye handed his over so easily. PMK is so disgusting and so is that prized pig of hers.

  11. OriginallyBlue says:

    Man, they sure have no problem throwing him under the bus? This makes no sense. He’s an athlete, with all the training and drug testing they do, there is now way. How could he quit cold turkey at the start of the season and be fine the whole season?
    They’re giving Khloe an out, so she can walk away looking like the victim and the wife who did all she could for her no good husband. Dealing with his cheating and drug use. Smh.

  12. hadleyb says:

    I thought if you were doing heavy duty drug use your libido went way way down? Many men can’t get it up or even have the desire to.

    The only drug he’s addicted to is pussy.

    • Teeny says:

      This. I read that impotence is a side effect of opiates. I just don’t see someone with that much of a drug addiction to just get out of bed and play sports, and then satisfy his mistress. I think he has cheated on Khloe, but I’m not sure about the hard drug addiction.

  13. Po says:

    Lamar must not have done as he was told. Look, if you marry a Kardassian you had better follow Kris’s instructions to the letter or the next thing you know your football career will falter, the album that you spent almost a year on will be hated, and you’ll spend years trying to convince people that you didn’t know that your wife only married you for ratings and that doesn’t make you an idiot. You might also, in the span of one summer, be made fun of by Justin Timberlake (while Jay Z watches), go from being asked to headline SNL to appearing on a daytime talk show that his HORRIBLE, get into a a fight with a pap that looks like you were trying to make him give you a little present, and have an intimate conversation with a stop sign.

    Or, if you choose to lay down with this “family” you can just follow the rules KriSatan hands down and no one will get hurt.

  14. Elodie says:

    If I were married or even involved with the Kardashians I’d be taking drugs too to bear their daily presence.

  15. Ruyana says:

    I seriously doubt this story. They did the same type of thing to Kris H. when they were done with him.

    The K and J family remind me of the female spiders who eat their mates after mating.

  16. CreamSoda says:

    I thought his marriage was in crisis because he’s apparently “addicted” to other women.

  17. bettyrose says:

    Good luck finding another man tall enough for Chloe and dumb enough to get involved with this circus act.

  18. Alexandra says:

    Sad. Just sad. And so pointless – why do people insist on phhfuucking up their lives via substance abuse??? It’s like a nightmare for the ones around them that care about them. Run Khloe, run — it ain’t gonna get better….the statistics are against you….File for divorce and have Mama Kris take you on a fab vacay….

  19. palermo says:

    When one of the men in that house fall out of line Kris eviscerates them. I think that is what is happening now with Lamar.

  20. hahahah says:

    That’s what Kris’s camp is gonna want us to believe.Lamar got in real trouble this time,true are not.

  21. audrey says:

    Khloe looks so much like Elvis Presley to me.

  22. Hautie says:

    Dang.

    He should have had enough sense to file for divorce. So at least to have had the upper hand, in this now nasty fight.

    Lamar has been officially thrown under the bus. Then had that same bus, run him over 6-7 times to make sure he was destroyed.

    I find all of this story, very suspect.

    And I can not believe that Lamar has manage to hide any kind of addiction. Beside that one for strange.

    And where is his Agent and PR people at?

    This is not a rumor, that any pro athlete needs out there. This needs to be addressed. Quickly. I hope he hires a vicious attorney and goes after them all.

    So for Satan’s Home Girl Kris, to set this nasty rumor loose. I see this as pay back to Lamar, for not behaving to her standards. He screwed with one of her prized heifers. And her cash.

    And he now must pay the price.

  23. Itwillrain says:

    Boy, apparently drug addicts get a free pass here. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

  24. RN says:

    I’m sure a certain segment of the population will believe this story (most likely the same group who actually watches this TV show and made them rich and famous). A thinking person, however, will see clearly the plasticized veiny hands manipulating the strings behind this. Understanding how addiction works and that it’s not something that one chooses to turn on/off as a matter of convenience is key here.

  25. Jacqueline says:

    His dad sure looks like a crack addict.

    And I can totally believe that being married to a Kardashian would drive one to smoke crack, if they weren’t on it already.

  26. lucy2 says:

    Apparently Oxy is now the code word for wandering dong?

    He very may well have substance abuse issues, I don’t know, but like most others here, I think this is coming straight from the famewhore’s mouth, Kris Jenner. This makes Khloe no longer the wife turning a blind eye, but a victim of someone on drugs. I’m sure we’ll get stories of how she tried to be strong for him and help him through this but just couldn’t do it anymore, blah blah blah.

  27. Ag says:

    If this is true, it’s sad. Hope he gets away from the K Klan and gets clean. He has his kids to think about.

  28. The Original Mia says:

    No, their marriage is in crisis because he’s a cheater. The NBA is not the strongest drug testers, but there’s no way an addiction to crack or oxy would go unnoticed.

  29. Anaya says:

    I only know about Lamar using marijuana back in 2001 (that info can still be found online). I can’t say the oxy and crack allegations aren’t true but something about this kind of is not ringing to be totally true. Sounds like a lot of Kris Jenner spin sprinkled with some truth here and there.

  30. Caroline says:

    I don’t know what the real story is, all I know is at the end of it the Kardashians will come out smelling like roses. They always do.

    They have to have a deal with the devil there’s no other explanation.

  31. Bex says:

    So many moving parts to this story but the way that the Kardashian machine steamrollers anyone who isn’t “in line” with what they want stands out to me the most. I don’t think Lamar is a saint but I can’t even begin to imagine what it takes to marry into that family. It wouldn’t surprise me if he had used sporadically and there is “proof” but he’s prepping to make the cut for next season so I kind of expect he would be lean and ready to get back to work right now. If the allegations of him being a hardcore user aren’t true I hope he can find a way to keep making a livelihood. In a nutshell that’s why I can’t stand that family. They’re off limits but they will destroy other people with impunity.

    Whatever is going on, seriously, the cheating and not wanting to do stuff with the family or Khloe – it’s kind of a cry for help. No one looks happy, can’t they just walk away and call it a day without the circus?

  32. mslewis says:

    If you are addicted to crack, you cannot just stop during the basketball season, which is VERY long. A player is tested often and crack doesn’t just disappear overnight. If he is truly addicted to crack, he would have to have that sh!t ALL THE TIME.

    I think someone, or a lot of someones, are trying to harm Odom by putting out these stories. I believe he is a free-agent and teams will not hire him if they believe he has a drug problem. This all sounds pretty shady to me and has the KarTrashians written all over it.

    • Cirque28 says:

      Agree that the Smear Lamar campaign is PMK’s handiwork, but it’s also entirely possible that Lamar uses drugs in the off season. There are some incredibly high functioning drug users and addicts out there.

      Crack is typically detectable in urine for only a few days. A fast metabolizer might have a clean UA in 2 days. All you need is for someone to look the other way while you pee or a few days warning that a test is coming up. There are a million ways to game the system. If a team values a player (e.g.: drug use is not hurting their performance so far), you have to assume that team does everything possible to keep the player from testing dirty.

      • taxi says:

        Can an addict go without for “a few days” without withdrawal being very obvious? Seems unlikely.

      • Cirque28 says:

        @taxi: The ingenuity and inner strength addicts will employ to stay addicted is astounding. You say you caught the flu, gotta stay in bed, or you pop OTC pills and drink high caffeine energy drinks all day, get through your UA, and back to your drug of choice. Everyone will say, “Whew! I’m so glad you’re feeling better!”

        Am I saying that’s what happens with Lamar? No. But it’s hardly impossible.

  33. Leslie says:

    Not sure I buy this story. Sounds like Pimp Mama Kris is trying to destroy Lamar and make people empathize with Khloe for staying with him. Wait till she tries this with Kanye…he will bring the Kartrashian empire down.

  34. ms. deneuve says:

    I don’t feel sorry for any of these assholes. I feel sorry for the kids in Syria. these people have all the money and opportunities and the world and they do what with it?

  35. DEB says:

    They’re still together? I thought it was falling apart cuz he was cheating like a dog!

  36. vketjo says:

    This ladies and gentlemen is a Assassination …pure and simple…the Kardashions are out to kill his mans career and punish him …They don’t care who gets hurt ( ex, his kids,,,his family) in the fallout….just as long as sweet Khloe comes out smelling like a innocent rose…..
    Is he a user….yes but he is using while sharing his stuff with his wife….she is just as bad as he and has a record DUI were she admitting using crack….She of all the Kardashion girls is what you would call the sneaky mean one…..I have never felt sorry for her or admired her above the rest because they are all tarred by the same brush and ruled my Kris …not any of them have had independent lives….
    You know I don’t feel sorry for him that much either….He knew what he was getting into….let the mother of his 3 kids and marry her after 3 mos….He jumped into the snake pit that is the Kardashions and thought he wouldn’t get bite……..and just like Kris Humphries he will learn the hard way…..Heads up West your are next…

  37. cutelittlehappything says:

    If I was around the Kardashians all day, I’d do crack too.

  38. decorative item says:

    If I were Lamar, I would get on the biggest talk show I could and say, ” It isn’t true, I know who put this out there and they are trying to destroy my reputation. I cannot say who it is because this person will have their lawyers on me in no time, but it’s all a lie. Drug test me anytime.” If he did that this would end because it would have no place to go.

  39. Stefanie says:

    No, his marriage is in crisis because he’s married to a Kardashian. Duh.

  40. LULU says:

    I think that Kris Jenner is preparing the battlefield for when the divorce papers hit Khloe and she is planting false stories around Lamar so her lovely daughter will look like a victim when she gets served with court documents. Let’s remember that Lamar Odom is a high profile athlete playing for one (if not) the most powerfull basketball team in the world, I am sure they get test on a daily basis for drugs, none of this drug reports have been heard before about him. Kris Jenner and Harry from TMZ work closely, she feeds him information and he protects the Kardashian posting stuff that makes them look good, they did the same thing with that naive idiot that Kim married for 72 days (I forgot his name).

    • Cirque28 says:

      Kris Jenner is preparing the battlefield…

      LOL, I like the way you make PMK sound like the scheming Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones (which she totally is): “Our enemies are everyone who isn’t us.”

      They don’t get tested daily for drugs in the NBA though.

  41. Jayna says:

    God, now Kris is leaking Lamar is missing for 72 hours on a binge. These leaks are coming from the family. Do they even care about his career that they are putting the nails in the coffin. If you cared about this man if he was truly in crisis, then you wouldn’t be leaking these stories. The Kardashians are trash.

  42. April says:

    I hope this man has not hurt himself bc of what the PMK machine is spinning.

  43. Hakura says:

    The basic ‘gist’ I got from the way things were worded here make it downright obvious that PMK had her claws in it. Came across like:

    Khloe has been such a selfless, loving wife… Even after the blatant disrespect to their vows, & all the pain he put her through, her # 1 concern is & has always been his well-being. Our oh-so-warm-loving- family were SO worried that we set up an intervention, but he outright refused our help, & the ungrateful bastard (who we love oh-so-much!) threw our concerns back in our faces.

    Ordinarily I’d never suggest something like this, but since it’s the Kardashians & PMK… Maybe PMK is becoming impatient waiting for Khloe to conceive her next meal tick- I mean ‘grandchild’… & like a farmer getting rid of livestock that doesn’t ‘perform it’s duties’ properly, maybe she intends to use these rumors/allegations to get Khloe out of the marriage (so she can find herself another ‘stud’ with whom to attempt pregnancy).

    I know, it’s sick & twisted. I just can’t put anything passed this horrid woman.

  44. Dawn says:

    Now TMZ (the PR firm for the Kraptrashians) are claiming that Lamar has been MIA for 72 hours and Khloe is afraid he is on a drug binge. This is what we expect from them…full out character assassination. I hope this time it blows up in their face. I hope Kanye West is watching because this will be him in a few years. Khloe knows that she needs to protect her brand more than her husband and this is proof. I hope you have a good hiding place Lamar and a good lawyer. You will need both.

  45. d says:

    I hope Lamar has vicious lawyer by his side because this is awful. This past week showed some real lows in the online media: Radar for that story on Paris Jackson and revealing her pseudonym, etc, and TMZ for this character assassination. I can’t believe that Lamar would go along with this if it’s fake. Bad, bad, bad.

  46. Ginger says:

    If this is true then I really feel for Khloe. I went through addiction/lies/betrayal with my ex. We tried everything to save our marriage but in the end it just fell apart. I can only imagine that his judgement is most certainly impaired and that could be the reason for all of the lying and sleeping around. If you aren’t checked in then every thing is off the table as far as marriage vows are concerned. Addictive substances affect your brain in such a way that you cannot make sound decisions. This is sad all the way around for Khloe and for a promising sports career for Lamar. I hope he gets help.

    • DreamyK says:

      Me too, Ginger. It was a living hell. It took me many many months of family support groups for those who had an addicted loved one to set firm boundaries and follow through on them.

      I totally shamed the former Mr. DreamyK hoping it would be the thing that finally worked. Guess what? Nothing worked because he wouldn’t work it. Love has nothing to do with a marriage affected by drug addiction. You can love someone with a forever kind of love and still have to walk away because you simply cannot watch the person you love killing themselves anymore.

    • nunya says:

      If he’s been addicted for 2yrs why has khloe been desperately been trying to get pregnant? Who does that?

      • Nina W says:

        This is the number one problem with habitual liars, they can’t keep their stories straight. First Lamar is a great husband, a guy to have kids with and now he’s a straying dog and a long term drug abuser. Well which is it? Who the hell knows but I’ll never look to the Klan for a straight story.

  47. Kim1 says:

    Sports Illustrated the sports bible has posted this story.Where the F is his rep’s statement denying this?

  48. Lea says:

    Lamar is missing according to TMZ, and if this is true I really hope he is ok. I don’t buy that addiction story. And I am sure that PMK is behind that (“Anonymous sources” are less talkative about Rob’s sizzurp addiction…). My theory is that she hates him because he can’t go on pretending to be still happily married and in love with Khloe. She had to hit hard because unlike Kris Humphries, he is quite likeable.

  49. BestJess says:

    100% bullshit for the reasons already stated by post here.

    As to his being “missing” for 72 hours, haven’t all reports, even those coming from the Trashian camp stated he hasn’t lived with his wife for ages, how the hell would she know if he’s missing or just ignoring her desperate phone stalking?

  50. Kim1 says:

    People.com confirming he has drug problem and that Khloe only recently told her family

  51. Sam says:

    I find this a little hard to believe. TMZ is reporting that Lamar is a long-term crack user whose been able to hide it for a very long time. First, I think that hard to believe, personally. I’ve encountered a few crack users through legal practice, and frankly, it is a drug that does a serious number on a person. It’s smoked, so most of the users suffer from serious teeth and gum issues, as well as lip discoloration, and all other assorted nasty stuff. If Lamar were a serious user, he would have been scurrying to hide the physical effects of the drugs – but nobody has ever heard a peep about this before? Really? Usually, there are at least whisperings about this sort of thing. I also think it’s tough to believe that somebody who is well off, like Lamar, would favor something as cheap as crack when he certainly has access to more expensive, less obvious drugs (like powder cocaine and pills). I’m not saying it’s not true at all, but the crack story sounds so outlandish. I could more easily believe the pills story (since that’s not uncommon among athletes).

  52. Jazz says:

    The funniest part is, Khloe has not been innocent at all. She’s been cheating too and for quite a while. Either Lamar was going to air the dirt on her when he filed for divorce or a lot more mistresses are about to get tabloid covers. These Kartrashian hoes and their pimp are pathetic. I love how almost everyone saw right through this and considered the source, PMK.

  53. Jazz says:

    Don’t take everything that’s on Kneepads.com as the gospel. People and TMZ are owned by the same company, who are both in kahootz with that family.

  54. janie says:

    I don’t think anything like that is going on… I have read about the prenup, and she stands to make money from the cheating clause. I would gladly pay it & get away from the bunch!!

  55. vketjo says:

    Jazz you beat me to it…..Look for TMZ sister sites and shows namely Access…Extra and E on Line as well as People and several others all to jump on the wagon they are all under the same
    umbrella as TMZ……Just Like any Lindsay Lohan story….they all tow the same line of shyt/ This is a pure assassination of this man….yes he probably does drugs but so does his sweet loving wife…She even has a DUI were she admits to using crack and being High…..She is known to be cheating on Lamar as well…..
    As for being worried about him missing …How does she know were he is at ..They haven’t lived together for over a month now….she’s been in the snake pit with Momma K and he has been in a hotel in LA…..so unless she has had a 24 hr constant watch on the man…this is bull shyt….but if he’s smart he has gone to ground somewhere and is out of target range and that would worry the pee out of Kris Jenner ….she is not in control and this thing is getting really out of control with a huge backlash on the Kardashion not Lamar …..So Lamar …clean up , lawyer up and come out fighting……Pimp Momma is shaking in her high heel ,.you have the power to bring her house of cards down…and she knows it…….Do it…..

  56. Kim1 says:

    So he doesnt have the balls to deny these damaging allegations ? Why ?

  57. jwoolman says:

    His reps have already said he’s not missing, they know where he is but he doesn’t want the throngs to know where.

    This story is so odd that I would hold off on the sympathy for the long-suffering wife of a hardcore addict for a bit. We only know for sure that he tested positive for weed back in 2001. So did at least half the country… Some of the oddities:

    – shifting drugs: first Ms. Sources said “recreational hardcore drugs” with no name. Then ROL said it was OxyContin and Ambien, which I assume he has actual prescriptions for as 1) painkillers for some serious stuff related to his job and age and 2) sleep aids since he has made no secret of his problems with insomnia. People can get addicted to prescription drugs in the sense that they suffer badly from withdrawal and have to keep using them, possibly at higher doses, but that doesn’t automatically mean he’s using them as party drugs. Then TMZ screams Ms. Sources says he’s using “crack cocaine”. First, with his money why wouldn’t he buy high quality cocaine? And how in the world is he functional on crack as an athlete? It clears fast but if his performance were affected, I can’t imagine they wouldn’t be testing him more seriously. And how does he voluntarily get off crack for the entire season?!? If he can take it or leave it- he’s not an addict.

    – shifting living arrangements. Most sensible reports are that he has been living separately from Khloe for months at the very least. But now Ms. Sources says his latest “hardcore drug binge” was fueled by Khloe throwing him out a week or so ago. And if they’re not living together, how does she know anything about his current drug habits which curiously have not been mentioned by his mistresses, including the one who took a lie detector test to prove Khloe and her mom showed up and got very threatening? How does he get it up with all those hardcore drugs, anyway? No mention of Viagra…

    - The distraction principle: with the K Klan, always follow the story they are trying to distract from. Reports have been published about Khloe getting physically threatening (she’s always been physically aggressive, it’s obvious from the show) and both her and her mother barging in to Lamar’s place and threatening his current lover and also going out of her way to harass the woman. Plus people are questioning the developmental age of little Ka-Ching! Kardashian NorthBy North West based on the photo Grandma showed for the finale of her silly talk show- she should look more like a one month old if she was really 5 weeks premature as claimed, but that would disrupt the romantic story they were spinning about where she was conceived. Normal people would just say they miscalculated, but the K’s are not normal.

    - Follow the money. Look at the prenup and how much money Khloe gets based on how many years together. Perchance this has a lot to do with why she’s hanging on to a dead marriage, waiting for the magic date to be reached, but that doesn’t make her look so good so now she’s painting a picture of just trying to help Lamar with his never-before-mentioned drug problem even though she’s given up on the marriage. Also blaming his behavior on drugs is more face-saving for Khloe than admitting she married a serial cheater. She’s insecure about her attractiveness and would see his cheating as reflecting badly on her, even though it doesn’t.

    Anyway- I suggest delaying judgment about all this. We saw the same kind of smear campaign launched against Kris Humphries, and sweet Khloe was leading the charge on that one (she has a history of trying to destroy siblings’ relationships in general, Khloe is as much of a control freak as her mother). The crack cocaine thing also has the smell of Mama Ten Percent on it, sounding like the kind of escalation in the story she would go for if just the vague “hardcore recreational drugs” accusation wasn’t working. Can’t just say cocaine, which is more likely at his income level. Has to be “crack cocaine” to get the attention of their viewers.

  58. mogul says:

    Lamar isn’t missing, he just officially left Khloe and she’s probably mad about it.

  59. SChr says:

    dammit, can we PlEASE stop using the term “sex addiction” to explain away cheating assholes who just need to friggin behave themselves?

  60. MsAubra says:

    Right! squash the infidelity stories by putting out his addiction to the forefront…way to go Kris

  61. truthful says:

    so now Klo will be able to hold her head up w/dignity instead of CHEATING w/the divorce.

    LOL