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Lamar Odom

The NBA Drug Trail

8/27/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0825-lamar-tmz-odomLamar Odom was deep into drugs while he was playing for the Dallas Mavericks and there is evidence he was doing the exact same thing while playing for the Lakers ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to a Westin hotel in Memphis tell TMZ ... in March of 2012, shortly before Lamar was cut from the Mavs, he stayed in one of the guest rooms while his team was in town playing the Grizzlies. 

Our sources say when Lamar left, hotel employees found major carpet damage ... including quarter-sized burn marks. The damage was so bad, the hotel had to replace the carpeting in the room.

Our sources say hotel employees also found white powder on the desk blotter and the room reeked of noxious smoke.  Our sources say it was obvious there was serious drug use going on in the hotel room. 

The Westin is one of numerous hotels where NBA players stay when they're on the road. TMZ has contacted a number of these hotels in various cities. We've learned from several hotel employees ... they had complained about the state of the rooms when Lamar left -- similar to what happened in Memphis -- and this was while he was playing for the Lakers. 

Our sources say no one on the Mavs knew Lamar was a substance abuser while he was on the team, but everyone knew something was seriously wrong with him.

We're told that during at least part of the time he was playing for the Mavs, Lamar was smoking Oxycontin and cocaine.

Odom's problems were so severe, he was cut from the Mavs mid-season and paid in full just so he would go away.

TMZ broke the story ... the drug use escalated to crack -- and we're told Lamar's level of crack use is now alarming and life-threatening.


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The whole family is as fcked up as a soup sandwich

401 days ago


I bet he was chasing the dragon when he met Khloe and saw her as another source of income b/c he knew his NBA days were numbered. He started slacking soon after they got married. She would complain about what a useless POS he was in the off season all the time.

She stuck with Lamar b/c she didn't want to prove Bruce right. It was also a way for her to get back at her siblings for feeling like the dateless dud of the family. Acting like she had the perfect marriage fueled Kim's desperation. Who was she to criticize 'Humo' when she had a junkie on her hands?

She didn't want to suffer the humiliation Kim went through with her marriage lasting a week, plus she wanted to make more money with her own show. The house of cards fell only because the media caught on to his cheating. At that point she had to respond.
The problem with all of it is their show is supposed to be based in reality. There will be a backlash, ESP when Lamar runs out of cash and starts selling stories. Outing his drug use was a big mistake. She should have gone through a quick and quiet divorce if she wanted to save face.
One day the K girls are going to realize all of their life choices were based on what would be good for the show and not them. Kendall and Kylie are the only ones who have a shot at modeling careers and dating normal guys. Bruce still has influence over them and they seem to prefer living with him.

401 days ago


Unfortunately,LAMAR does not come off as very intelligent. He is not articulate enough to defend himself. Hire some big guns who can assist you,Lamar. The K.s slaughter Lamar because he comes off as weak. The Kardashians are as low as the come.

401 days ago


I'm calling chubaka defense. .. NBA would have done numerous drug testing and suspended him for life if they found traces of illegal substances. .

401 days ago


Mama K-kow says Lamar is hurting their brand?? LMFAO_ what IS their brand, black men peeing on her daughters??

401 days ago


dont mess with pimp mama k seems to be the message.

401 days ago


Has he tried shaving hwr back and chest to get back in good graces?

401 days ago


CANCEL the Kardashian show. E NETWORK-do the world a favor.

401 days ago


If you were married to a Kardashian, you'd be using too.

401 days ago


Khloe just tweeted - Off to see Lam Lam and save his life - just put on our Kardashian glow in the dark bronzer and wearing our new Kardashian Kollection premium denim - will post a pic later - Looking forward to dancing with the stars this season
love you all

401 days ago


they ruined his name cause he would NOT go back to khloe. sad, very sad.

401 days ago


Remember the episode of KUWTK where Kim made Lamar go to the dentist cause his teeth were so messed up and his breath was bad? CRACK MOUTH!

401 days ago


This is what happens when you're in the kardashian clan!

401 days ago


If I were married to a kard.... I would teach them all how to ganham style

401 days ago


Hey you . Two minutes get your skids off.. Bend over show me your brown eye... In the bathroom were knobing.

401 days ago
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