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Lamar Odom's Dad

I'm NOT Dying,

'Everything Is Good Now'

2/24/2012 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Lamar Odom's father says he's NOT gravely ill ... and was only suffering from a stomach virus earlier this week ... but he's grateful that his famous son would skip an NBA game to be by his side.

Joe Odom was out in L.A. yesterday and explained, "[Wednesday] night [Lamar] stayed with me all night ... just kickin' it and whatnot ... but everything is good now I feel a lot better."

The Mavs were scheduled to play the Lakers that night (L.O.'s former team), but Lamar was excused for what the team called "a family matter."

Lamar's had a pretty tumultuous relationship with his dad -- the two were estranged for years due to Joe's heroin addiction.

Seems the two are on pretty good terms at the moment.

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1.

diogenes    

aging and ailling parents are an issue that many of us face daily. No matter the family history,we must try to take care of our elders.

936 days ago
2.

JiLL1    

Lamar seems like a nice guy

936 days ago
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Delaware D    

On a VERY special episode of "Khloe & Lamar"....

936 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

This was all done for publicity. Dad got sick and the freaking Kardashian clan saw it as a way to bring more attention to themselves. It was probably all videotaped and will be in the show.

936 days ago
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Jay W.     

Slow, drawn out illnesses suck !

936 days ago
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King of TMZ    

Even Chris Brown going to jail couldn't Whitney-clipse KKKMZ news

936 days ago
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sister278    

I think Joe manipulates Lamar. I wouldn't put it past Joe to tell Lamar he was dying just to see if Lamar would do anything. Lamar IS a nice guy. TOO nice to Joe , IMO.

936 days ago
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SURFCOWBOY    

looks like JOE is still shooting up that crap up his veins. Junkies will always be junkies. Heroine is a major addiction and those ppl dont easily get off that stuff. This man is on his way out any day, drugs kill! Dont ppl fking get that?

936 days ago
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Asessina    

A pro basketball player skipping a game so that his wife's show gets ratings? I dont keep up with the k's but what little I have seen of him he does not looked whipped. Or would put his career at risk her. As for his dad, that would be between them and doubtful the public really knows all.

936 days ago
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TJ    

The initial story was, obviously ,greatly exaggerated (media license).Joe enjoys his 15 minutes of fame~ What next with these people?

936 days ago
11.

Phreaky    

He probably told Lamar he was dying hoping Lamar would bring him "stuff" like another pair of shoes he's always asking Lamar for. Truly Sad, and it's gotta be frustrating for Lamar.

936 days ago
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loungecat    

Ditching an NBA game for a reality show? Lamar must think he's irreplaceable.

936 days ago
13.

ibbaby    

Junkies are very manipulative. He probably faked the severity of his illness.

936 days ago
14.

kinm    

he should be fired from the team

936 days ago
15.

_Taterman    

Blah! who cares! On a better topic, has anyone seen Paris Hilton's new "Drunken text" video? It just spews her saying, "I have no talent". I couldn't make it through the whole thing, so good luck - http://www.twitvid.com/JVAN4

936 days ago
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