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Lamar Odom

The NBA Drug Trail

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

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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166.

ketjo    

The latest story out of ROL is a dozy and it set my alarms off big time.....The Kardashion Kobra Momman and her Kow Khoe are deliberately driving this man to the edge of the cliff ...and it's only a matter of time before he just steps odd........No man could who has any problem at all let alone one as big his he is suppose to have can take this much harassment.....and stalking by the Kardashions and their assassins. to involve his friends from his old teams ..wonder just what Khloe spun to get them all together to "save " Larmar....will be to much ..remember Larmar isn't the brightest crayon in the Box that's why Pimpmomma hand picked him out for Khloe just like she did Kris H. another dull one....
I have no doubt at all that his isn't on something after all he lives in LA/s rich set. were it's the normal....but to publicly humiliate him like this , to ruin any changes in his career, this is not "saving him or helping him" this is revenge and punishment Kardashion style.
I hope Khloe has her Kardashion Brand(of course) widows weeds picked out to wear and look fashionable as he slobbers and sobs over his coffin........Hummmmmmm I see another Kardashion show here.......
Nasty Ugly horrible people....

359 days ago
167.

Missbrandy35    

Honestly if he does have a drug problem then he needs to seek help. None of really knows what's going on with them, so why bash them. I'll admit I'm not fan of all the kardashians but Khloe is my favorite out of all of them. But if Lamar doesn't think he has a problem then he will never seek help! He has to be the one that says I have a problem and I need help. I really hope he seeks help if its HONESTLY needed.

359 days ago
168.

bill    

Wow, OJ's daughter really picked a winner.

359 days ago
169.

Pimpcessa    

I wouldn't mind knowing how you can be married to a crack head...AND NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT!

359 days ago
170.

sunshinelady80    

You never really know what to belive,what happened to khloe being pregnant???Its all a stunt to get more of WHAT the K's don't need MONEY-and rob,that poor guy gets crap from his sisters ALL the damn time,about how there sick of supporting him,I feel bad for kylie,but kendals different,It's like she's a Jenner,Not. Kash,and most of the time her family makes her sick...Go Kendal,Show ur fam what REAL LOVE IS,whitch ain't HOW MUCH MONEY YOU CAN MAKE!!!

359 days ago
171.

Pimpcessa    

I would find it easier to believe that this is all a lie to ruin Lamar, professionally. The K's want him to be ruined because he got caught cheating, and maybe didn't care and planned to leave Khloe.

359 days ago
172.

sunshineoz    

This is a bunch of crap. Khole is just embarrassed that he had an affair with another women....What a cheap shot..she has ruined this mans career....If he is such a drug user why are you tryin to bring an innocent child into the world by a so called crack head..something isnt right with that picture...Kanye run away...ur next..

359 days ago
173.

ElleD73    

So sad. I hope he gets the help he needs and overcomes addiction.

359 days ago
174.

2Gunzz    

Damn......... I wish i had lamar as a customer.

359 days ago
175.

Metta Worldhate    

Screw off, Kardashians. YOU LIE!!

359 days ago
176.

626lakersfan    

Mark Cuban would know if his played were smoking dope. Plus that was a few years ago now all of a sudden he wants to end his nightmare of marriage he's a crack head . Something isn't right.

359 days ago
177.

Boo    

Why so sad Lamar?

359 days ago
178.

Karma12    

he left his girl and 3 kids for kloe, so she can chalk this up as karma. she's going to earn every time of his money, and years from now when she's spent the better years of her life dealing with his bull, and she wont even recognize the person she has become, and how he changed her. but how well could she have known him if they got married 9 days after they met. oh well

359 days ago
179.

beachgal    

Wonder if Khloe realizes she will never ever get a man after vilely destoying Lamar publicly... and blaming her trashy family won't make a difference, she fueled this inferno... maybe she can buy a hooker or two but no real man will touch her.

359 days ago
180.

2idiots    

On TMZ LIE yesterday didn't FAT MIKE say Khloe didnt want this to play out in the media....yet it continues to play out in the media.
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I guess Fatty was Lying for the Liars?

359 days ago
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