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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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Steelerchick    

He looks like the crackhead from the PJ's

888 days ago
17.

Will always LOVE RJ    

Lamar's Dad is 1 weird muther fker...how come you never see him mingling with the Gay woman "Bruce Jenner" or the Tranny "Kris THE WHORE Jenner""..??

888 days ago
18.

PG    

PR stunt. How much did the Mushroom-Headed POS Pimp Momma pay him? I guess the ratings are that bad.

888 days ago
19.

RaffyBStatenIsland    

Glad it was cleared up, glad they're on good terms now.

888 days ago
20.

two cents    

He's nothing but a blood sucking leach. Best thing he could do for his son is die already. Everytime he's around, all he does is ask for stuff. He never supported his son yet now he wants his son to support him? Die already old man. Nothing but a waste of oxygen.

888 days ago
21.

shewentwhoa    

Why is he dressed like a 22 year old?

888 days ago
22.

reddancergal    

Somewhere Lamar is doing a facepalm, saying, "I told them you were gravely ill so I could get out of the game."

888 days ago
23.

Bon    

Lamar has seemed to go above and beyond when it comes to his father..but it seems all his father wants is his $..it'll never be a "real" father/son bond because of that and its not fair to Lamar..as for Joe..GET A JOB!!

888 days ago
24.

go home!    

I feel bad for Lamar. I don't trust this father from what we have seen on their show. He seems like an opportunist that milks whatever $$ he can get from Lamar while he was a ****ty father to him. Poor Lamar just wants the love of his father and feels a loyalty so he gives in to him. Good guy, bad dad. I'm glad he has Khloe.

888 days ago
25.

malinda    

It is clear Lamar wanted out of the game. It is also clear his dad has major problems. It is also quite clear that Khloe and Co are bigger leaches than the father could ever be!

888 days ago
26.

Lynne    

Why did you take down the interview video of Joe that you had posted?

888 days ago
27.

Harvey's Momma    

It sounds like TMZ misreported the story the first time. But so rather than correcting your previous story, you gotta stick it to the Dad by reporting he was a heroin drug addict and had problems with his son. Boy, that TMZ is a classy outfit.

888 days ago
28.

dierdre    

First of all i cannot stomach Lamar Odom.....secondly, the father looks like a two timing junkie....from what i heard, he was never in his life, only when he married old fat ass amazon Khloe, did the old man come into the picuture....seriously they all get me ill........ugh..........................................

888 days ago
29.

TJ    

#24-Seems like he would fit right in with the K's!! "Seem like opportunists who milk whatever $$$$$"! Khloe has a huge agenda,don't think for one minute, she doesn't!

888 days ago
30.

sheesh    

Kris poisioned him for ratings.

888 days ago
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