Was Lamar Odom smoking crack when he played for the Lakers & the Mavs?

As we discussed yesterday (and the day before), TMZ has gone full-tilt against Lamar Odom. Apparently, Lamar “went missing” for 72 hours and his family thought he was on some kind of crazy drug bender. Apparently, Lamar smokes crack now. Apparently, he’s been to rehab at least once in the past year and Khloe has been dealing with all of this by herself for a long time. Apparently, Khloe is worried about Lamar’s wandering dong, but she’s more worried about his drug use. And now they’re separated. And now TMZ has a story about just how bad Lamar’s drug use has been:

Lamar Odom was deep into drugs while he was playing for the Dallas Mavericks and there is evidence he was doing the exact same thing while playing for the Lakers … TMZ has learned. Sources connected to a Westin hotel in Memphis tell TMZ … in March of 2012, shortly before Lamar was cut from the Mavs, he stayed in one of the guest rooms while his team was in town playing the Grizzlies.

Our sources say when Lamar left, hotel employees found major carpet damage … including quarter-sized burn marks. The damage was so bad, the hotel had to replace the carpeting in the room.

Our sources say hotel employees also found white powder on the desk blotter and the room reeked of noxious smoke. Our sources say it was obvious there was serious drug use going on in the hotel room.

The Westin is one of numerous hotels where NBA players stay when they’re on the road. TMZ has contacted a number of these hotels in various cities. We’ve learned from several hotel employees … they had complained about the state of the rooms when Lamar left — similar to what happened in Memphis — and this was while he was playing for the Lakers.

Our sources say no one on the Mavs knew Lamar was a substance abuser while he was on the team, but everyone knew something was seriously wrong with him. We’re told that during at least part of the time he was playing for the Mavs, Lamar was smoking Oxycontin and cocaine. Odom’s problems were so severe, he was cut from the Mavs mid-season and paid in full just so he would go away.

[From TMZ]

In retrospect, these stories do make some kind of sense. I know some of you think this is just PR shenanigans by the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but don’t Lamar’s recent career mishaps make more sense when you add this layer of “drug use” in? It makes sense to me. That being said, these leaks are totally coming from the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Radar has a “no sh-t Sherlock” story about it too:

As sensational reports about Lamar Odom‘s drug addiction swirl, the NBA star believes the Kardashian family leaked negative stories about his alleged use of crack cocaine, but he doesn’t believe his wife Khloe Kardashian has had any role in the negative stories being made public, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Lamar “absolutely believes Khloe’s family has been leaking stories to the tabloid press about his drug use, and his trip to rehab last year. Khloe has been very private about Lamar’s drug addiction, as she had done for the past year,” a family insider exclusively told Radar.

“The last thing Lamar needs is for his battle to get sober made public. Khloe is also extremely angry that details about Lamar’s past trip to rehab and recent failed intervention were published on various gossip websites.”

Now that Lamar’s alleged drug use is out in the open, “he will be obviously be subjected to increased drug testing by the NBA which has a very tough policy on using illegal substances and steroids,” the insider continued.

“Lamar is a free agent, and of course, that could hurt his chances of being signed by an NBA team. Basketball is Lamar’s life, and it’s been hard for him to go from being a starter, to the sixth man sitting on the bench.” As Radar previously reported, the Kardashian family fears Lamar has become hooked on the drugs OxyContin and Ambien and even secretly went to rehab last August. Khloe and Lamar have been in marriage counseling until he abruptly stopped in June — around the time he began an alleged six-week affair with California lawyer Polina Polonsky.

Meanwhile, ESPN is reporting that Lamar is holed up in a Los Angeles hotel, as friends urge him to get help. Lamar’s sports agent shot down a report from over the weekend that he had been missing for 72 hours.

“Lamar is not missing. His wife knows exactly where he is. Playing in the NBA is still very much a part of Lamar’s plans,” his agent, Jeff Schwartz told ESPN.

[From Radar]

Hot mess. Would it be so bad or off-side for an NBA player to go away for a year for some intensive rehab and therapy and then come back to play? Does that ever happen? I have to ask because I really don’t know. I guess baseball players can do that or they have done that in the past, but what about NBA players?

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  1. Erinn says:

    After reading comment sections on other sites, I’d like to ask the Celebitchy commenters not to start with:

    “I can’t blame him, look at who he’s married to”

    He’s a big boy. He needs to take the pampers off and make decisions on his own. Nobody forced him to marry her. Nobody forced him to stay with her. I find it incredibly disgusting to blame a spouse for an individuals behaviors, when nobody is making them stay together. I don’t care if everyone just seems to hate on the Kardashian’s – you can’t blame her for his poor choices.

  2. Nick says:

    Lamar is 32/33, if he goes away for a year his career is essentially over. Frankly it’s hanging by a string today.

    • BB says:

      If Lamar has a drug addiction (sounds like he does) then he ruined his own life, not the Kardashian’s. This drug addiction probably started long before Khloe Kardashian came into his life. Like most drug addictions, Lamar thinks he has control of this and that he is not in trouble and his addiction is not that bad. I’ve had the same situation with a family member and they are in denial and think they have everything under control. Time will tell, however, there definitely is a problem if he went to a rehab program before. Who goes to rehab, if they don’t have an addiction?

    • Meaghan says:

      Ya, I don’t think basketball players have a long shelf life, compared to other sports. But I don’t know much about it hahaha.

      Makes sense about his drug problems. I always wondered why he was dropped and I guess now we know!
      I can’t believe khloe hid it from her family for so long. Just goes to show she must really love him and want him to get better, and knew if her family found out they’d sell the info to the press. Poor girl.

  3. Holt says:

    Which is why he is NO longer with the Maverick’s… A very short career!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I love how the classy Kardashians are destroying this man’s entire reputation and possibly his career. Some things really need to be settled in private. Drug addiction is serious and it seems like this family doesn’t know how to handle anything without TMZ. I can’t wait until Lamar starts spilling some of their secrets.

    • Badirene says:

      Agree that it needs to be dealt with in private, if only for the sake of his children, this press onslaught cannot be easy on them.

      The K family seem intent on playing this in public no matter who gets hurt, as long as “the brand” is intact.

    • Cazzee says:

      Yeah, it’s kind of sad that this man’s addiction is being publicly advertised so that the Kardashian family can ‘win’ another divorce.

      • nikko says:

        I totally agree with Sabrine. He’s a grown ass man. He knows what drugs (crack) does to a person, he’s stupid for trying it. Also it’s not so recent, he’s been on and off drugs most of his adult life. He can’t blame anyone but him.

    • anotherrandom says:

      I kind of disagree with your statement. Sometimes you have to bring a bit of public shaming to an individual in order to push them to get help. It’s kind of like how people lose more weight and keep it off if they publish it on social media. Lamar needs help and is apparently in denial about how bad his drug use is. His career and reputation are equally shot if he ODs. If bringing national attention to his plight saves his life then I’m sure everyone in his life will agree the price was worth it.

      • OriginallyBlue says:

        Yes but then that person is only getting help because they were forced into it, not because they are truly ready. If he is an addict and goes to rehab, how long before he relapses or takes more effort in hiding the fact that he’s using again.
        Publicly shaming him is also embarassing for his family and his kids. His daughter is a teenager and his son is a tween. Yes him being an addict is bad for them but there stepmother announcing it to the world isn’t doing them any favors either.

      • swack says:

        People losing weight and putting it on social media is not the same as shaming someone publically. JMO. Also, the story seems to change daily. First Khloe is helping him, then she is kicking him out of the house, then she is secretly meeting with him, etc. It is beyond the point, to me, where it would be beneficial. The onslaught could put him further into drugs IF he is truly addicted. I am more inclined to believe he has an oxycotin/ambien problem than a crack problem, again if he has one. But until Lamar or his reps come out and say he has a problem I will take everything with a grain of salt.

      • Kcaia says:

        I think Khloe deserves a lot better than this. Any man or woman does. You can’t force someone to change, and trying to causes resentments on both ends. I feel like its time to call it a wrap between them, but I think Khloes holding out bc she just doesn’t want to be embarrassed with the stories and comments. She has a lot of pride.

      • Debbie says:

        Sorry but no you don’t. What the kardashians are doing is beyond wrong and has an impact larger then Lamar. This man has children, the teams he was on that were suppose to be drug testing and the nba are all now called into question and dragged into a mess, so the kardashians can keep a reality show and look like “victims” that is beyond disgusting.

        Here is a novel idea if this is true, and Khloe has been privately and singly dealing with this then help her. Get her into alanon and try to get Lamar in rehab. But do so privately don’t tell TMZ every detail.

      • Sabrine says:

        He’s a big boy and life is all about choices you make about your own life. He is making bad ones and the Kardashians should not be blamed. He doesn’t seem to even want to help himself.

        I hope Khloe doesn’t waste too much more time on trying to make this marriage work. Odds are not too good with the double whammy here, drugs and cheating.

      • PinkyTuscadero says:

        there’s another way to think about this, you guys. This is the family’s way of saying they did everything they could. It’s likely that they threatened to expose him to get him to go to rehab during that intervention, and he still resisted. Once you make a bottom line, you must stick with it. Addicts insist on making you a party to their addiction through secrecy. If this is all somewhat true, Khloe’s been a classic co-dependent. Maybe it was the family’s attempt to get her to try to cut bait with him to go public. In any case, I wish I’d staged an intervention on my parent, who died of alcoholism. I wish I’d have shamed him at his job. Because now I live everyday with the knowledge that I was manipulated by his disease into keeping quiet.

    • Pandy says:

      Let’s hope he starts spilling these secrets soon – bring on the dirt!!!

    • pk says:

      I agree with you Elizabeth! Everyone knows that PMK runs TMZ. It is despicable that they are trashing him whether the stories are true or not. It just shows how they will stop at nothing when you cross them. So much for Khloe being “the nice one”…I never bought that image of her anyway.

    • Holt says:

      Just like they do to every male in that family. They emasculate each and every one of them! Don’t believe me… Take a good long look at Bruce Jenner. Bless his heart! Kanye will be served up soon. Just watch and wait!!!

    • Liberty says:

      Elizabeth, I agree. And I hope he has a good lawyer to counter this because it may not be true. Affairs perhaps, but… perhaps not this.

      PMK, karma is taking notes.

  5. truthSF says:

    TMZ is so damn one-sided when it comes to anything Kartrashian. Watch out Kanye, if you want to leave the KKK Klan, this is what’s in store for you.

  6. MeowuiRose says:

    If the NBA has such a strict drug policy why hasn’t he been caught using drugs?

  7. epiphany says:

    Do you really think a man played for 2 professional sports teams, with all the random drug testing, and never got caught? Lamar is no saint, and we know he’s cheated on Khloe right and left, but this crack addiction stuff is beyond the pale. This is all about PMK banishing Lamar from the Kartrashian Inner Circle. He knows too much, so now, if he starts spilling family secrets, PMK can claim its all a drug induced delusion.

    • Jenny says:

      Yes, I really do think that some one can be a heavy illicit or performance enhancing drug user and not get caught by a drug test. I’m not trying to be accusatory, but find a list of NBA players who have been arrested for drug use: it is LONG. How many MLB players are on that Biogenics list for using steroids that never tested positive? Lance Armstrong, A-Rod, Barry Bonds, the list goes on and on and on.
      That is not to say that these alleged stories about LO are true, but it is ertainlu not out of the realm of possibility. (I’m not even sure the NBA would test for Ambien or OxyContin.)

    • Bridget says:

      It is absolutely possible. Substance abuse (and not just the performance enhancing kind) has run rampant in professional sports almost since their inception. Contrary to what is popular opinion on this site, the NBA doesnt have a particularly strong drug policy, and while there are tests out there that can detect drugs in the system long after the fact, these tests arent used by the NBA (in the same way hat there are tests availble to detect hGh, but football doesnt use them). Changes to drug testing have to be agreed upon in the collective bargaining agreement – as in, thr players themselves have to approve it. This isnt exactly Olympic level testing here.

      I find it interesting that i keep reading posters asserting that 1) Lamar Odom is a professional athlete, he can’t POSSIBLY be a drug addict, and 2) those Kardashians are so awful and mean to him. The Kardashians being awful amd him being awful arent 2 mutually exclusive statements, in the same way that the Kardashians being awful and Kria Humphries being awful weren’t. Lamar Odom willingly married a Kardashian and willingly became a part of that family, ditching the mother of his children to do so. He had a phony charity. He does indeed have a history with substance use and abuse. And of course, he trashed his own reputation with his behavior in Dallas.

      Seriously, think about the kind of person that would marry into that family. There are no innocent parties in this one.

    • tealily says:

      He was suspended for testing positive to something in 2001, though I don’t think it was ever revealed what it was. Everyone assumed pot.

    • epiphany says:

      UPATE****UPDATE****UPDATE****UPDATE

      8/28/13 – NBA REVEALS LAMAR ODOM RANDOMLY DRUG TESTED 6 TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR – NO DRUGS FOUND IN HIS SYSTEM – REPEAT – NO DRUGS FOUND IN HIS SYSTEM.
      And yes, they test for opiates, meth and THC (pot)

  8. eliza says:

    I personally do not believe these TMZ tales. Kris Jenner is bff’s with Harvey and it is her go to site for trashing soon to be ex son in laws. I think this reputation and career ruining rumor is punishment for cheating. Lamar better buckle up. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride until he either falls back into line or gives Khloe a huge settlement.

      • janie says:

        I have a hard time believing any of this. If there is any truth to it, Khloe was right there with him doing the same thing! You don’t hang with people who do drugs, unless you do the same. This trashing him would be my breaking point, if I were Lamar. File for divorce & cut your losses, enough. Khloe is right on the Ktrash bandwagon!

    • Dawn says:

      ITA. There is no way that I believe TMZ without question. TMZ is paid to be pro-KrapTrashian and it shows every time Kris has an issue with someone. If Lamar has a drug issue than please let him deal with it without the press slamming him every other second and touting what a wonderful person Khloe is. Lamar has kids remember and he needs to be thinking of his kids first and foremost and not the Krappy Kardashian brand. And for god’s sake Khloe is not some innocent bystander in all this. She’s been known to lift the pipe herself as she admitted to when she got a DUI.

    • truthful says:

      I SO agree..

      he’s in hiding alright, away from them and probably with a chick or two.

      She did not even know him when they got married, he’s always been a ladies man/philander.

      Hope he escapes w/somewhat of a career left.

      They have an iron clad pre-nup.

    • tealily says:

      I think it’s worse than tacky to be dragging his reputation through the mud, and that’s all Kardashian right there, but I really don’t think everyone would be running with the story if it was completely false. They could be sued.

  9. ErinINPitt says:

    This sucks. IF he has these problems, he needs support and help, not the Pimp Mama train going on the attack. All these stories just stink of “Kris needs a new storyline for next season”. I lay odds right now, “Khloe’s getting Divorced, watch her cry!” will be the main thrust of the next season.

    • Meredith says:

      @ ErininPITT :
      Yes, it is new season story line time and Pimp Mama Kris is out hustling to keep her brand relevant. I really think this is the beginning of the end for the K-klan just like it ended for Paris Hilton as reality tv queen. In the end, their schtzick just gets old and people go looking for something or someone new to entertain them. It makes me want to watch Mama June and Honey Bo Bo.

  10. kas says:

    What doesn’t make a lot of sense is, if Khloe was/is so concerned about the root of Lamars’ behavior problems being drugs, why cheer him on after his Pap beat down? That would scare the hell out me if I was seeing it and thinking it was behavior coming from drug use. It would signal he had moved into “don’t give a shit” zone, and we all know KarDASHians don’t have that mode.

  11. eliza says:

    P.S- does anyone notice how all the men are evil and the K’s are always innocent victims? Scott was painted as an alcoholic cheater. Reggie was a cheater. Kris H. A user and attention ho. Kim’s first husband an abuser. Bruce is always portrayed as a complaining fool who doesn’t understand anything. I mean really, these women are perfect and the men all horrible. B.S!

  12. coe says:

    Exactly. Ugh, this is Karthrashian damage control at its lowest/finest… Like the Joker said, “Have you ever danced with the devil in a pale moon light?” They are totally dispicable – Karma will “kome” for them sooner or later.

  13. MyCatLoves TV says:

    I don’t care for this family whatsoever but Khloe has always been pretty level headed in my book. That is until she married someone she only knew for a few weeks. When people gave her sh*t about it, she (like many young people would do) dug in her heels. Khloe wanted a boyfriend SO bad it seemed and she wasn’t going to let this one go. And now this. I feel so sad for her. As tough as she is, I always felt it was a cover for a wounded heart. A heart wounded by insults and by negative comparisons to her sisters. I hope she comes out of the other end of this horror soon and starts the road to a happy healthy relationship with a good man. And I hope she has lots of babies!

    • pk says:

      Don’t forget that Khloe upped her status by marrying Lamar. I really don’t think she would have a made for TV wedding and her own show had she not married an NBA player. Sorry but I think she is just as manipulative as the rest of them.

      • jane16 says:

        Yes, I believe they had only dated for 4 weeks, and then there was that huge tacky tv wedding. Also, I have lived near these trolls for years. Even before they had this level of fame, they were all jerks, all thought they were better than everyone else, no manners or decency. Now they are absolutely the worst celebs I can think of. They think they’re f’ing royalty, cutting in front of everyone, wanting everything they consume for free or large discounts, getting in everyones way with their daily staged pap pix. They are all insufferable, even down to the youngest.

  14. Sisi says:

    This whole thin is just so odd. The Kardashian (which one…?) never uttered a single word about the issues an was completely discreet and now suddenly every single detail is shared? Makes me wonder if she even greenlit the leaking to TMZ or if the Pimp mother veto’d the strategy.

  15. fabgrrl says:

    Wikipedia: Character assassination is an attempt to tarnish a person’s reputation. It may involve exaggeration, misleading half-truths, or manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person

  16. Sam says:

    Radar has an interesting counter-point to this. They are reporting that Lamar is ready to cop to abusing prescription pills (like Oxy and Ambien) but that he is adamant that he has never used crack.

    Also, even though this might be stretch, is anybody else getting an uncomfortable racial vibe from this? I mean, if Lamar has a pill problem, that is pretty common among athletes. TMZ is really running hard with this “crackhead” angle, though. It makes me think that the “sources” TMZ is getting are basically pushing the crack story because it can cast Lamar a a hoodrat who basically just went back to his roots while his virtuous white wife tries to save him. If he’s a pill addict, why not just say that? The whole crackhead angle to me just feels so…sleazy and sensationalistic.

    • Jayna says:

      TMZ out of all the sites that have sources usually have direct sources and TMZ is considered the most credible. So they would never run with the “crack” story without someone in Lamar’s inner circle telling them that. It’s not racial undertones. Instead it’s got Kris Jenner’s fingerprints all over it seeing as how it’s pretty apparent they’ve been leaking a lot of stories regarding this to TMZ as their go-to place. It’s more about the disgusting Kardashians throwing Lamar under the bus without regard to his NBA career all in an effort not to make him look like a hoodrat, but just in their usual lowlife way of destroying people to keep them elevated.

      He is ready to cop to abusing prescription pills because that’s more acceptable. No way will he ever admit crack, if true. Abusing prescription pills is almost a nonstory these days as everyone and their brother goes to rehab and continues their career. Crack could frighten NBA teams, so he will never admit to that. If they are leaking crack, then he probably has used it. How much is the issue. Was it a few times and really not the issue compared to pills and Kris is sensationalizing it as usual. To me, the real story is how awful they are to ruin his NBA career to save their image about him cheating on Khloe and her taking it all this time.

      • Sam says:

        But here’s the thing – TMZ doesn’t exactly have any evidence that he’s a crack user. He’s never tested positive for it, never been seen using it, etc. The sources coming from Lamar’s side (who aren’t talking to TMZ, they’re talking to Radar) are saying that Lamar admits to being a pill abuser but adamantly denies using crack.

        Also, seriously, here’s a question: why are the sources on TMZ’s side being so specific? Why not just note that Lamar is a drug user (which doesn’t seem to be in dispute by either side)? TMZ isn’t just running with the “drug abuse” story, they are going to great pains to emphasize that he uses crack, specifically. Why? Frankly, I’m starting to become convinced that it’s because crack is a drug that horrifies upper-class white people. Let’s be honest – plenty of rich people are pill poppers and cocaine users, but crack is still whack. Going to great pains to emphasize the “Lamar-Crack” link is a calibrated decision to paint him as a nasty hoodrat who can’t be trusted and help create St. Khloe.

      • Meredith says:

        @ Jayna : His “inner circle” person is Kris Jenner and it is character assassination.

        @ Sam : Yeah, I’m white, professional and even I can see the racist angle here. And I see Khloe standing shoulder to shoulder with her mother/family here. Not an innocent victim, not a saint.

    • Debbie says:

      I agree with you, there is something really off with this story. I don’t know if it’s racial but it feels really dirty and honestly untrue. I believe he is on prescription pills but that is common with athletes especially if they have been hurt.

      But I agree there is something extra sleezy about what they are doing with the crack story. I’d like to point out tmz has never called Lohan a crackhead! If she gets called on her drugs it is always coke not crack, but the multimillion black guy does crack…yeah it’s gross.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Totally agree with you, Sam.

  17. Toot says:

    All this is being released by the K clan because Lamar embarrassed Khloe with his cheating. Lamar is a major dumb ass if he doesn’t think Khloe is involved.

    Well, we know he is a dumb ass. Cheating is one thing, but the Ks are trying to ruin his career with these leaks. Lamar you really f-ed up when you couldn’t keep your pants zipped.

    Lamar should forget about Khloe, concentrate on getting himself straight, if the drug use is true, and focus on his children.

  18. blue marie says:

    the drug problem is his own, he needs to seek help if it’s true and accept the consequences of his actions. what I find disgusting about the Kardashian’s is where the hell do you think these leaks to TMZ are coming from?.. it sure wouldn’t be Lamar.

  19. mslewis says:

    Somebody is doing a great job of ruining this man’s NBA career. In fact, his career is virtually over with all these allegations. I bet Lamar is sorry he ever heard of the KarTrashians.

    P.S.: It is very rare that an NBA player has a room by himself on the road. Except for the very top players, all players share a room. Lamar is not a top player so he had a roommate. I just wanted to mention that.

  20. Lauren says:

    It has definitely happened before. Chris Andersen (now of the Miami Heat) was card with hard drugs and got a ban for two years from the league. Came back and had some great years, and has been part of a championship team

  21. truthful says:

    Kanye take note

    try to leave and see what happens, LOL

  22. OhDear says:

    If it is true, I hope he gets help.

  23. Toot says:

    This is cold, whomever is releasing this in the K clan. Not good to put these type of negative vibes out there because it can come right back at you.

  24. eliza says:

    The Kardashian women are like Hotel California. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave…….with your reputation in tact. Kanye, this is what you can look forward to. Complete career destruction.

  25. Simply Red says:

    IMO the signs were there before she was involved with him, it was there while she is with him and if he doesn’t get help it will keep happening after her. Lamar, can’t blame anyone but himself.

    At the of the day as a person you dictate your life and fate

  26. drea says:

    I believe the pharms but I still say no on the crack. It’s very easy to develop and maintain a pharm or even a coke addiction, but I honestly cannot see how Lamar could have kept a raging crack addiction (between the crack pipe and getting crack lung, etc.) from so many people.

    By the way, like other people in the previous Lamar thread mentioned, Khloe has always known where he is… and that’s not at home with her for the last few months.

  27. Yelly says:

    Well his father is a crack addict, apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  28. Debbie says:

    I’m sorry but PMK is disgusting and has no shame or soul! If she loves her kids or Lamar so much why is she releasing stories like this to damage his image so severely! Why hasn’t she been helping Khloe deal with all this.

    I don’t know how much I believe of this as the NBA does drug test, which doesn’t mean he isn’t doing it but these leaks are putting Lamar, the NBA, the mavericks and the clippers under questions that aren’t necessary! If Lamar is on drugs then that needs to be dealt with but don’t leak stories that can have major fall out to make yourself and family look good.

    I feel for Khloe and Lamar if this is true, this is a lot for someone to deal with and it is painfully obvious that Khloe has no support from her family. I hope both these two can get away from those toxic people and heal, whether together or seperate.

    I hope kayne is paying better attention to what is happening then Lamar did with Chris!

  29. Teeny says:

    I feel bad for him in the sense that there is a smear campagin going on seemingly orchestrated by his money grubbing MIL, but I’m also compelled to think that with his history, drug use is probably an issue. While publicly shaming him may help temporarily, unless he is ready to get clean, it’s not going to do a bit of good and hurt his family. Neither LO or KK are victims in this because they both made the decisions that brought them to this point today. Him, by possibly choosing to pick up the hard stuff KNOWING what it can do firsthand (from his father). Her, by choosing to marry someone so soon after meeting and who didn’t have the best track record.
    No one in particular is at fault, but I do hope he gets the help he may need. I can’t tell you how much it irks me that PMK has played such a huge role in this.

    • Sam says:

      To me, it’s worse because, even if you feel no sympathy for Lamar (and frankly, it is hard to, for me), he is a father of two children. The man has a family that have to sit by and watch his in-laws air his medical history and problems all over the news.

    • Dawn says:

      I agree. Plus when you love someone you don’t smear them just to make yourself look better or special. If Khloe loved him half as much as she says she does well this would all be very, very private and none of us would know anything. Plus how wonderful is this for his children? Guess she didn’t give two snaps about them either. Truth or not, what they are doing to him via TMZ says more about who the Kardashians are than Lamar.

      • Teeny says:

        I definitely agree that it shows more about the character of the Kardashian Klan than it does Lamar. In addition to wondering how his children must feel, I still wonder how he is feeling during all of this. It’s a sad situation all around.

    • Liberty says:

      I would love to see a good reporter investigate PMK and her taxes and “church” for starters. Time for the tables to turn. And if she did this as a warning of sorts to Ye, or Scott, or Bruce….

  30. kim says:

    Seriously ….sigh…

    Chloe is not a victim. This reads and smells more isike a kardashian smear. It’s what they do and we all know it. It’s not like chloe doesn’t drink…to the point of embarrassment from time to time.
    Party/celeb “lifestyle” strangled another one out of their marbles. Kris is the devil in bad clothes and botox.

  31. Sara says:

    Always thought he looked stoned on KUWTKs but thought it was herb. Rob too looked stoned all the time on one season.

  32. prissa says:

    Sorry not buying this. He may have a substance abuse problem but I highly double its with crack. I’ve smoked crack before & it makes you extremely paranoid. Its hard for me to believe if his use is as bad as these reports suggest, that he hasn’t acted out with some kind of bizzare behavior during this time. Also crack smoke isn’t noxious and it doesn’t stay in a room long at all. Twice I had ppl walk in on me while smoking and they didn’t smell anything. Perhaps that noxious smoke & white powder was from smoking crushed up oxycontin pills…

  33. Leslie says:

    My friends father knows several team owners, and has been telling me about Lamar’s drug problems for years. It is why his career has gone downhill, and why many teams wouldnt touch him.

    It was not a secret. I bet the Kardashians knew, but are just now using the info to throw him under the bus after his cheating.

  34. Her indoors says:

    No Kardashian put the drugs in his hands or his dick in the other women. He did that all by himself.

    • Debbie says:

      If he is doing crack, which I don’t believe, or screwing other women, I do believe, yes the behavior is on him. No questions asked. However, selling stories to the media is on the kardashians! What they are doing by trashing his rep with a supposed drug use issue is wrong.

      • Tammy says:

        He still brought it on himself.. he lives in the public eye & anything he does is going to talked about. The only reason why we are hearing about these stories now is because Khloe broke her silence & talked to her family about her problems. I don’t know what anyone would have her do, she is trying to save her marriage & the man she loves. So naturally she would confide in her sisters and mother. Is it wrong they are leaking stories to TMZ? Maybe, but if, at the end of the day, it saves Lamar’s life then I am sure Khloe does not care. Lamar is ruining his own life, not Khloe, not Kris. Lamar is doing this, no one else.

      • Debbie says:

        @tammy

        They aren’t trying to save his life they are trying to ruin it for the “brand” and if kris Jenner gave a damn about Khloe or Lamar she would be doing her damnest to keep this silent, it is only out now because SHE LEAKED IT!!

        If she loved them she would be getting Khloe into alanon. She would be helping her come to terms with all this, she would be trying to get Lamar into rehab.

        And she’d be doing all of it privately. She isn’t she is setting up the poor victim kardashian story and getting a storyline to extend her show!!

  35. anon says:

    This is very hard t understand how he could get through all the random testing for the last two years in the drugs that he is said to be taking. That leaves a whole new question on can someone be bought to fudge the random tests? I would think so at some point which opens up a whole other can of worms

    We all know the Ks are going full force on this story as they did with Humpheries . While neither man was innocent by any means the Ks went for the throat. This k clan is nasty to the core and when things don’t go there way look out

    Don’t forget Kris Jenner is still Lamar manager other then sports so its about to get very interesting

  36. Happy21 says:

    So let me get this straight that vile, disgusting supposedly loving mother is releasing all of this information on her son in-law and her daughter has no part of it? In any other family I would call bullshit but in this family I’d believe it. I do believe Khloe is trying to help Lamar and her mother is trying to ruin him. I’d love it if Khloe would stand up against her mom, stop being on the show and go her own way. She was always the most likely to do so, maybe this will be the push she needs.

  37. Emily says:

    I keep seeing comments about how the kardashian family is to blame and “what they’re doing is so wrong” and I’m confused. What are they doing? Don’t get me wrong, I dislike them just as much as anyone else, especially their asshole lame excuse for a mother, but why is everyone so completely positive that their family is leaking these stories? It could be one of their “close family friends” looking to make a buck by selling stories.

    Khloe is the only person in that family who has a conscience and isn’t about complete and total bullshit. I feel sorry for her.

    • Jayna says:

      I love Khloe. But don’t be naive this onslaught of media leaks is coming from Momma Jenner.

      • Debbie says:

        Exactly! This hasn’t been out before (I only buy the script drugs) before because Khloe told no one in her family. It all became to much for her and she told one of them to get help and this is what kris does to help!!

        Now whether Khloe is involved I’m not sure. But these leaks to tmz are all kris and they are all about winning and setting up a storyline for their reality show!!!

    • eliza says:

      So you think none of the stories leaked are by the Kardashian head pimp and excuse maker? Notice how all men who wrong a Kardashian woman are bad but nothing ever negative about the girls. I find it odd how everyone cheats and abuses the Kardashian women but they do no wrong.

  38. Jayna says:

    There is something seriously wrong with Kris Jenner. This family is going to implode. Her husband is setting up shop in a new home and it looks like they are just biding their time to work it into a story down the road. He looks like he’s about to turn into a woman very soon. The daughters are being homeschooled so they can focus on their career. Between Kris’ obssession with her huge empire building of her own career and her devotion to Kim’s career and far less to her other children, I see some kind of major fallout coming down the road with that family.

  39. PinkyTuscadero says:

    The hate is getting crazy paranoid and troublesome. A lot of these posters
    seem to think an NBA career should be protected at all costs: “Great way to end his career!”, and seem to think that because the Kardashians are the slimy underbelly of American celebrity culture, this somehow means that he cannot be addicted to crack. Housewives, lawyers, nurses, celebrity bloggers, and bums… all alike might be addicted to crack.

    • eliza says:

      By the same token, everything written against Lamar has to be true right, because everything you see on the internet and TMZ is true. When Lamar comes out and says “I am a crack addict” I will be convinced. As long as anonymous sources say it, I will reserve judgement.

  40. dagdag says:

    @Kcaia says:

    ……..Khloes holding out bc she just doesn’t want to be embarrassed with the stories and comments. She has a lot of pride…..

    My coffee cup just spilled on my table.
    Kardashians and pride, OMG.

    4 weeks ago he was the best man in the world.

  41. Meggin says:

    Khloe is by far the only likeable one in the Kardashian family. She’s funny, seems more down to earth and loves animals. It’s sad that this is happening with Lamar but its not her fault.

  42. Meggin says:

    Khloe is by far the only likeable one in the Kardashian family. Shes funny, seems more down to earth and loves animals. It’s sad that this is happening with Lamar but its not her fault.

  43. OriginallyBlue says:

    Lmao @ all these people giving Khloe so much credit and feeling pity for her. Looks like the plan is working already. I don’t know how people find her likeable. I watched a few episodes before I knew better. Frankly to me, Khloe was one of the worst. I swear people only like her because she looks different from her sisters and they bully her.

  44. Her indoors says:

    Only on here can a man repeatedly cheat on his wife while maintaining a nasty drug habit (that it seems the world knows about) and somehow it’s the fault of his wife.

    • Sam says:

      I don’t see anybody on here blaming Khloe for Lamar’s cheating. And if you start from the top, you’ll notice a lot of people chiming in that his drug use isn’t her fault either – so where exactly are you looking?

      If he’s a cheater and she wants out of the marriage, then divorce him. Just file the papers, cite the good ol’ irreconcibable differences and be done with it. That isn’t hard. What people are objecting to is the airing of the man’s personal business (including his medical info, sinc addiction is a medical issue) in public in graphic detail. If Khloe wants out of the marriage, then file the damn papers. Stop with this “I’m trying to save him” crap. If she is committed to the marriage, then handle your business with your husband. There is no reason to talk to the media. Zero. None. That is what makes the family trash, not Lamar’s personal issues.

  45. Anon73 says:

    qusetion – who is PMK ? saw a lot of posts referring to this person. thank you.

  46. gg says:

    She’s dumb, he’s the poster boy for dumb, together, they are dumb squared.

  47. Cirque28 says:

    I don’t know if Lamar is using drugs or not, but you guys, really. Cocaine in the NBA? Gasp!

    Think about it. Basketball needs you to be light and fast. Pretty briefly, too. Basketball doesn’t care if, at age 45, you have lung cancer or unrelenting depression. What widely available substance would do this for you? What would keep your weight down, your energy and confidence up? And you’re in the NBA, so what do the sports groupies and hangers-on constantly offer you? Oh, right. Of course soon you’ll need Ambien to sleep at night. Oxys for your pain, plus you can smoke and snort those too, no worries about testing since you have a prescription. As you age, it becomes harder to stay light and fast, all your athletic aches and pains become more pronounced… what will you turn to? And don’t let your wrecked neurotransmitters hit you on the way out.

  48. MsAubra says:

    Kris needs to stop messing with people’s lives putting out selective parts of the story that makes her family look better than the other party their involved with. They actually cute/funny that they’re pegged as chewing up and spitting out men! Something as serious as this needs to be dealt with where further pain isn’t going to be cause at the hands of spinning stories.

  49. madchen says:

    While the NBA may not have the strictest of drug policies, they still have a policy in effect. He’s likely been tested with some regularity during the season – especially if coaches and/or owners thought he was going to become a problem. His contract may not be Kobe level but he’s money – even at this later stage of his career. I find his silence throughout the whole thing puzzling – he’s rarely if ever commented on his marriage, let alone this latest fiasco. If the drug thing isn’t true, or is grossly exaggerated, I wish he’d get his PR and legal team in place and make a comment.

  50. NewWester says:

    What I don’t understand is how leaking all this info about Lamar will benefit Kris Jenner(aka: PMK)? Judging by comments on CB people are disgusted with PMK and company. Is she so blind to see how this will hurt her show and family(money)? She must not read anything other site than TMZ. This is going to come back and bite her in the a$$

  51. swag says:

    I feel for Lamar’s kids who have to read about this ( if the allegations are true) since this obviously will not be handled privately. I bet Kris H is thinking, “lordy, this could have been me!” Thank goodness he escaped!

  52. Kim1 says:

    Silence is deafening because it is true.That is the reason why his family,friends,NBA,etc have not denied the drug abuse.Hopefully he will go to rehab

  53. Lark says:

    I buy that he’s hooked on Oxy before this, as other people were saying. A NBA player on crack seems a little too farfetched…Oxy though seems realistic. Plus, I could easily see a doctor having prescribed it to him for pains and aches and it getting out of hand.

  54. Sansa says:

    On some of the shows it seemed like Rob is high and hanging out with Lamar who is probably high too just not as obvious. It makes me sad. No matter who you are or how much you have drugs are the devil. Hope it works out for all of them.

  55. Sansa says:

    Also Lamar could have been better than Kobe he is had that much potential. Just sayin

  56. Kim1 says:

    He looks horrible face guant in pics from Mon.@tmz.com

  57. Sarah says:

    This does seem to make sense given his complete nosedive in Dallas – I thought it was just a bad attitude because he didn’t want to leave L.A.

  58. Dirty Martini says:

    The Mavericks were smoking crack when they signed him. As a Laker, LO threw a flagrant physical body check meant to harm against a Mavs player in the final seconds of a semi finals playoff game in which the Mavs would advance to the NBA finals against the Heat (and go on to win). Utterly classless and base. Yet he did apologize, they forgave and signed him 2 seasons later. No good deed goes unpunished.

    LO collected his money and didn’t show up for the Mavs literally or physically.

    When someone shows you who they are

    BELIEVE THEM.

  59. zut alors! says:

    Hell hath no fury like a Kardashian scorned. Kanye, I hope you’re taking notes so you’ll know what to expect when your number comes up.

  60. Nava says:

    The real crack addiction Lamar has pertains to the cracks (ass) of the women who are not his wife….