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Veteran NBA player Lamar Odom was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was spotted driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol said.
Odom, a free agent who has played for the Lakers and most recently the Clippers, was arrested at 3:54 a.m. and booked into jail in Van Nuys at 5:01 a.m., according to jail records.
CHP officials said they spotted Odom driving a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle eastbound on the 101 Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard. The driver was driving in a "serpentine manner" at speeds of about 50 mph.
Authorities tried to pull over Odom, but he continued driving eastbound, passing Van Nuys Boulevard and Woodman Avenue. He exited at Coldwater Canyon Boulevard and came to a stop, CHP officials said.
Odom showed "objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated," according to a CHP report.
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Lamar Odom hasn’t been the same since he was jettisoned out of the Lakers lockerroom two season ago.
Odom, in the midst of his melt down, still apparently wants to play basketball, and is hoping to get a guaranteed contract from the Lakers.
According to The Sporting News, one NBA GM said that Odom is “beyond toxic,” and is not “worth even a non guaranteed deal.”
When it rain it pours or in Lamar Odom’s case it is a torrential downpour. A few days before his DUI arrest and while he was being accused of being a crack addict, he caused a car accident in LA according to TMZ.
The 3-car accident occurred at around 6 PM on the 101 Freeway — the same freeway on which Lamar was popped for DUI on Friday morning.
The person Lamar hit is a reporter...
Lamar Odom may be used to the “reality star” lifestyle by now, but this is definitely more than he bargained for.
Odom’s name is everywhere right now, and all sorts of rumors are flying around. Because of this, his friends are worried about him: the likes of Magic Johnson, Phil Jackson and Pau Gasol have all tweeted about their concern for Lamar, yet Lakers’ management may...
Doesn’t say much about the counselors when as soon as they left Lamar got wasted and busted for DUI, but at least they tried to help according to TMZ.
Lamar Odom got some secret visitors yesterday — two drug counselors who work with the National Basketball Players Association … just hours before he was busted for DUI.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … the counselors...
Lamar Odom continues to be everyday proof that prolonged relationships with the Kardashians is detrimental to yourself and apparently others. According to TMZ, the NBA free agent was arrested early this morning (around 3:45 PM PT) for DUI after police pulled him over for driving too slow on the high way. Odom, who is currently […]
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...
Tweet Free Agent and former Laker Lamar Odom was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, according to the incident report. Odom posted the bail that was set at $15,000 and was released at 8:33 am. The California Highway Patrol noticed […]
remember when Michael Beasley tweeted this photo with weed on the table
With the news of Lamar Odom’s alleged drug problem breaking, TMZ claims it has evidence of other drug misuse in the NBA. It’s pretty obvious weed use is still prevalent with athletes in both football and basketball. But an anonymous NBA player says that use largely happens outside of the season. He also says...
It was not long ago that Lamar Odom was a key part of a championship team. It was three years ago, in fact. Odom averaged only 10.8 points per game that year but was a big part of the puzzle for the Lakers. In 2011, Odom averaged 14.4 points per game and shot 53.0 percent from the floor.
Then, after departing Los Angeles as a free agent, he sort of drifted away.
He was unhappy...
I grew up in the late 1980s-early 1990s and got into sports around middle school age. Hockey was my first love because everyone from Minnesota has to love hockey — it’s beaten into you with a stick, pun intended.
But I also liked baseball and basketball just to be different. And I used to enjoy going to my local library and reading old magazines and sports sections of newspapers...
Lamar Odom and his struggles continue to pile up on him. He definitely needs some help. His marriage to Khloe Kardashian is dwindling as he battles drug addiction and now, [...]
Someone leaked the information to TMZ, I don’t think they just made it up. Was it the Kardashians or someone else? That is up for you to decide, but it seems Lamar thinks it was the Kardashians.
As sensational reports about Odom‘s drug addiction swirl, Odom believes the Kardashian family leaked negative stories about his alleged use of crack rocks, but he doesn’t believe his...
Khloe Kardashian may want to stay with husband Lamar Odom and try to save their marriage despite his drug problems, but her mother Kris Jenner reportedly is pushing for a divorce. The New York Daily News reported on Wednesday that Jenner has taken the step to meet with divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who handled Kim […]