Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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. He played for the Mavericks, but was visibly unhappy about it. He returned to Los Angeles with the Clippers, but things did not return to normal for Odom. Things were far from normal for Odom, according to TMZ: Multiple sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Lamar has had a problem for 2 years. It got so bad, last August Khloe [Kardashian, his wife] 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. TMZ reports Odom stayed clean while he played...
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