Found September 05, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Lamar Odom saga continues, and it doesn't seem to be getting better for the troubled NBA veteran. Odom has been charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after his Mercedes-Benz was pulled over on a Southern California freeway last month. The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Friday that the charges stem from Odom's Aug. 30 arrest in the San Fernando Valley. Odom could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted. Odom will be arraigned Sept. 27. He reportedly hired attorney Robert Shapiro, who is best known for his work on O.J. Simpson's defense team, to represent him in proceedings. The DUI charge is the latest episode in the complicated Odom story. On Sept. 4, we heard the veteran forward and reality TV star had checked into a drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation center, according to People magazine. The news came after several weeks of reports that Odom has been battling drug addiction and resisting help, despite the fact his marriage to Khloe Kardashian is apparently on the rocks. One day later, TMZ declared Odom's definitely not in rehab , instead still off the radar and not communicating with Khloe or the Kardashian family. And Sept. 6 brought another update from People. The magazine cited sources in saying Odom had left the rehab center and was spotted in Los Angeles. Getting back into the NBA at this point could be a tough trick to pull. Odom is an unrestricted free agent coming off the worst two seasons of his career. Last season, he averaged a career-low 4.0 points along with 5.9 rebounds for the Clippers. Odom's career -- and perhaps his personal life -- took a turn for the worse when he was traded to Dallas late in 2011. Despite returning to LA to play for the Clippers last season, he failed to regain his form. Then came a troubling summer, marked by rumors and incidents like this confrontation with paparrazi: Odom has lived a life of dizzying highs and terrible lows. He peaked during his years with the Lakers, winning two championships in 2009 and '10, being named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2011 and becoming a reality TV star by marrying Kardashian in 2009. However, his painful past was captured in a 2009 Sports Illustrated profile by Lee Jenkins: "The happiest Laker is one whose father was addicted to heroin; whose mother died of colon cancer when he was 12; who attended three high schools; had his first college scholarship revoked before the fall of his freshman year; became a subject of three college investigations; declared for the NBA draft; tried unsuccessfully to pull out of the draft; was picked by arguably the worst franchise in sports; violated the league's antidrug policy twice within eight months; and, after finally getting his life together, went home to New York City for an aunt's funeral and wound up burying his 6 1/2-month-old son, Jayden, then getting robbed at gunpoint." Several former Lakers teammates shared their concerns for Odom. "It's unfortunate," Lakers guard Jordan Farmar told ESPNLA's Dave McMenamin this week. "A couple of us have reached out to him and haven't heard back." "I'm here for him," Farmar added. "We're all here for him, really. We know what kind of guy he really is. Everybody goes through tough times in life, and if he needs anybody, he can always reach out to us."

Report: Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab is reporting that Lamar Odom has checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. The 32-year-old former Los Angeles Clippers forward has been barraged with allegations of rampant cocaine use as well as abuse of prescription drugs OxyContin and Ambien. Odom had already been under public scrutiny for his alleged infidelities to his wife Khloe Kardashian. Odom...

Report: Odom checks into rehab

A report says Lamar Odom has checked into a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse. Reports have said he is heavy into drugs.

Report: Lamar Odom Enters Rehab For Abuse Of Drugs, Alcohol

Lamar Odom has checked himself into a rehabilitation center for the abuse of drugs and alcohol, according to a report citing two sources. "He realized he needs help," one source said of Odom. Odom's drug and alcohol issues reportedly created issues in his marriage and have also appeared to impact his status as a free agent. Odom was arrested for DUI last week. "...

Lamar Odom Reportedly Smoked Cocaine Before Playing Against The Knicks Last Season

A man claiming to be Lamar Odom’s drug dealer revealed in a video sit-down interview with Radar Online that the former Sixth Man of the Year has spent over $50,000 on cocaine with the New York based dealer.  In addition, the dealer alleges dealing Odom $16,000 worth of cocaine and watching him smoke it before playing the Knicks in February last season.  Thankfully, Odom is seeking...

Report: Lamar Odom Spent Over $50K On Crack In Three Years

Some more details surrounding Lamar Odom and his dealings with crack are starting to leak out, and the details get worst by the day. RadarOnline is reporting that Odom spent over $50,000 on crack rock over a three-year period.  A man claiming to be Odom’s crack dealer, gave the full rundown on Odom’s habit, and how he reportedly smoked crack before a game. The troubled two-time...

Report: Lamar Odom Spent Over $50,000 On Crack In Three Years

Some more details surrounding Lamar Odom and his dealings with crack are starting to leak out, and the details get worst by the day. RadarOnline is reporting that Odom spent over $50,000 on crack rock over a three-year period.  A man claiming to be Odom’s crack dealer, gave the full rundown on Odom’s habit, and how he reportedly smoked crack before a game. The troubled two...

Former teammates feel for Odom

Lamar Odom was their leader. He pointed the way setting a tone for a group of Lakers reserves that helped win two straight NBA titles. By embracing his role coming off the bench he showed teammates like Jordan Farmar Josh Powell and Shannon Brown what it meant to be part of a championship team. Now nearly five seasons removed from the first of the Lakers' back-to-back championships...

Lamar Odom was pictured in a taxi after his DUI arrest

TMZ got a picture of NBA player Lamar Odom after his DUI arrest.  

Report: Lamar Odom Hires O.J. Simpson’s Former Lawyer, Robert Shapiro, to Help After Drunken Driving Charge

The troubles are stacking up for Lamar Odom, and he could use some help. So he went for the big guns when hiring a lawyer this week following last Friday’s arrest on a drunken driving charge. Odom isn’t getting just any Los Angeles bigwig, though — he’s staying within the sports celebrity family for his legal help. TMZ reports that Odom has hired Robert Shapiro, the lawyer...

Report: Lamar Odom Has Checked Himself Into Drug, Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

Lamar Odom has taken the first step toward changing the discouraging narrative of his recent life. The NBA free agent, who has reportedly been dealing with drug issues over the past few years, has checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, reports. Odom was charged with driving under the influence in Los Angeles last Friday, and there were reports that...

Lamar Odom checks out of rehab after 1 day?

Yes, we have another Lamar Odom update. You have to wonder how much of this is Kardashian spin and people looking to capitalize off of LO’s problems. First up, Lamar’s rehab stint allegedly lasted just one day according to TMZ – or he never checked in- after checking into rehab on Wednesday. Sources tell TMZ that LO has gone “missing” again and friends are concerned for...

Lamar Odom checks into rehab

Lamar Odom has checked himself into rehab per Over the last few weeks, details of Lamar’s drug abuse and downward spiral have been recounted almost daily in the media. LO was swarmed by the paparazzi while picking up Taco Bell, one of his alleged drug dealers gave an interview claiming Lamar had spent $50K on coke with him and, following an arrest for DUI last Friday...

Report: Lamar Odom Set To Write Tell All Book Exposing The Kardashians

I’m not one to judge, but I believe Lamar Odom’s life started to spin out of control the moment he said hello to Khloe Kardashian. I’m not sure what it is about the family, but they are good news for some, and bad news for others.  Odom, unfortunately fits in the latter category. Odom reportedly has entered rehab, and steaming mad at the Kardashian clan.  RadarOnline is...

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