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Lamar Odom

Clippers Won't Re-Sign

Crack Was Last Straw

8/27/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom
will remain a free agent -- at least for now -- because the L.A. Clippers refused to re-sign him in light of his abuse of drugs, including crack cocaine ... TMZ has learned.

NBA sources tell TMZ, team officials really wanted to re-sign Lamar over the summer after he performed well last season, but he was nearly impossible to reach ... and they couldn't make progress on contract discussions.

We're told the Clippers were STILL interested despite Lamar's flaky behavior, but after news broke about the NBA star's issues with drug addiction ... the team closed the book on a new deal, permanently.

Former L.A. Laker forward Antawn Jamison has since struck an agreement with the Clip Show, and the team's roster is now full ... meaning Lamar's SOL ... at least with the Clippers.

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itsme    

He's got a lot of work to do but he can do it, one day at a time.

361 days ago
2.

baby    

well thank you to the kartrashians, you finally ruined lamars career!

361 days ago
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Tmz_viewer_26    

If I had to wake up next to Kloe Kardashian every morning id probably smoke crack too!

361 days ago
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firebaby    

i hope if they have closed negotiations, it's after their own research, not someone reading a kardashian spin story on harvey k's website....
i hope lamar gets the help he needs, but my goodness what a terrible family to be in... kris 10% jenner will make sure there's a headline to do***ent his "collapse and recovery" every step of the way....

361 days ago
5.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Killed by the Kardashians

361 days ago
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Rachael    

WAY TO GO TMZ AND KRIS AND KHLOE! Ruining a guy's career on TMZ so you guys can make more money. TMZ and all the fat Kartrashians are PURE EVIL. AND SHEETHEADS too.

361 days ago
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my 2 cents    

After the hatchet job done here, I don't so. You tried him and delivered the verdict in the last 4 days...so sad..

361 days ago
8.

Rachael    

Everything the Kartrashians touch turns to SHEET.

361 days ago
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Rachael    

INCLUDING TMZ.

361 days ago
10.

Laura    

Very sad. He couldn't have married into a worse family for support and privacy--both necessary if he's using. TMZ and Pimp Mama--not sure how you sleep at night.

361 days ago
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Savy899    

What a way to ruin his career by posting rumors you're probably not even sure of, TMZ.

361 days ago
12.

Rachael    

GLORIA ALRED (or whatever her name is) should go after Kris and TMZ for SLANDER! ********s.

361 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Kim, Khloe, Kourtney & Kris = KKKK

Even worse than the KKK

361 days ago
14.

Blondie    

Omg he was the sixth man! A huge NBA star! No wonder the Lakers got rid of him to keep the ktrash away.
So sad.

361 days ago
15.

JuanRambo    

Damn Kardashians... Thanks for f*cking up his career... F*cking famous for no reason b*tches!

361 days ago
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