Found August 27, 2013 on
You know how this goes.
When people see someone going through a hard time, everyone has a story to tell. Are the stories accurate? Maybe, maybe not, but if they are, you start to understand the person going through the hard time has a pattern of behavior that has been ignored for too long.
In this case, we are talking about Lamar Odom. TMZ spoke to several hotel employees, who describe some of the things Lamar was allegedly doing while he was on the road in the NBA.
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.
We’re told that during at least part of the time he was playing for the Mavs, Lamar was smoking Oxycontin and cocaine.
Those are some serious allegations, but we do know that the Mavs wanted him gone so badly, they paid him his full salary to just go away.
Lamar is obviously fighting some demons and we can only hope that he gets the help he needs.
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LAMAR ODOM SAGA
The latest reports from TMZ indicate that the current NBA free agent was using hardcore drugs during his time in Dallas, and possibly the Lakers as well.
Good news: it looks like Lamar Odom is safe.
TMZ reported over the weekend that Odom was thought to have a drug addiction and had been missing for 72 hours, yet a representative for Odom contacted the gossip site to let them know that Lamar is OK:
We spoke to a rep for Lamar who says Lamar is fine, however he would not say anything about his whereabouts.
This is good to hear. Hopefully...
Lamar Odom was a key piece to the Lakers' 2009 and 2010 Finals victories. He was a big part of the success of this latest era of Los Angeles titles. Then things fell apart. Much faster than anyone could anticipate.
He signed with the Mavericks as a free agent and had his first season averaging fewer than 10 points per game. He was unhappy and lost in the wilderness, it seemed...
Lamar Odom is not missing, contrary to a previous report, but he is dealing with an unspecified drug problem, per ESPN. ESPN reported on Monday that Odom is in a Los Angeles hotel room where friends are trying to get him help for an “unspecified drug problem.” Odom’s agent Jeff Schwartz denied a TMZ report […]
NBA big man Lamar Odom is fighting for his marriage, his career, and arguably his life after a recent report by TMZ claims that he used drugs while playing for both the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers.A source told the celebrity gossip site that Odom left plenty of evidence of heavy drug use during a stay in a Memphis hotel in March 2012. Odom was in town with the Mavericks...
No one knows exactly what is going on with Lamar Odom.
The worst case scenario is he is a crack cocaine addict who is cheating on his wife and is currently missing. Hopefully, it isn’t that bad.
It looks like Odom never recovered from leaving the Lakers.
Talking to a close contact of Lamar Odom's in NYC. Said while Lamar "is going through a lot in his personal life, he...
The Los Angeles Lakers expressed "some interest" in Lamar Odom early in free agency, but they are no longer interested in signing the veteran forward, according to a source.
Odom helped the Lakers win back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010.
Odom has reportedly had issues with drugs this offseason.
Lamar Odom wasn't the only player who was using drugs during the NBA season, according to a report. According to sources, the big problem is that the NBA is allowed to test four times during the season. Because testing is randomized, the last test can be administered as early as January, as the season lasts months thereafter.A retired player claims that once the fourth test is...
I find this hard to believe because he was overweight when he came into Clippers camp, but according to TMZ, Odom is a certified crack addict. Normally, crack addicts lose weight, but I guess there are exceptions to every rule.
Lamar Odom has been deep into crack cocaine for at least 2 years … TMZ has learned.
Sources say Lamar’s crack use was extreme before he went to rehab...
There’s something you may not know about me Khloe… I smoke rocks
It’s been well documented that he loves candy, but I don’t think anyone realized he was talking about that kind of candy. TMZ reports that NBA player of Keeping Up With The Kardashians fame, Lamar Odom, allegedly has a crack-cocaine problem.
Reportedly this issue has been ongoing for...
Say what you want about Lamar Odom, and go ahead and criticize his lifestyle and the choices he's made, but I will never hesitate to stand up for those human beings who suffer from addiction and mental illness.
Given that Odom's story as well as his whereabouts are uncertain and up-in-the-air at this time, the biggest issue at stake here is so much more than money...
We told you that Lamar Odom has reportedly had a drug problem for the past two years which recently resulted in his wife, Khloe Kardashian, throwing him out of the house Wednesday following a failed attempt at an intervention. Well, it turns out the NBA forward has now been missing for nearly 3 days, according to TMZ, and the family is worried that he is “hiding out” and doing...
Lamar Odom has vanished and everyone in his life fears the worst -- that he's off somewhere on a drug binge ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the NBA star tell us people on Lamar's side and on the Kardashian side have not been able to find Lamar or contact him for nearly 72 hours -- and we're told the main concern is he's hiding out while doing crack cocaine...
Lamar Odom is certainly making for some NBA offseason drama.
After reports surfaced that the former Clippers forward is dealing with a “hardcore recreational drug problem,” ESPN SportsCenter tweeted Monday that Odom was in a LA hotel where friends were trying to get him help for an “unspecified drug problem.” Odom has reportedly been dealing with drug issues for some time...
Let’s get you all caught up on the Lamar Odom-Khloe Kardashian saga. Over the weekend, reports came out that Lamar’s cheating wasn’t the real problem in his rocky marriage to reality star, Khloe Kardashian, it was drug use, specifically crack, per TMZ. Next there were reports that Lamar might have possibly gone missing since Khloe kicked him out of their home last Wednesday...