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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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You could have been an asset instead of just an a$$ for the Mav's you piece of gutter trash. I bet you and your dad will share the same barrel of fire this winter to keep warm in the alley.

391 days ago


Thanks Lamar for screwing our team. You could have been a great asset but instead you just an a$$. Go live in the gutter with your cracked out father.

391 days ago


Poor Khloe!! I lived this hell for 12 years! You can't make him get help, but you can distance yourself to ease the hurt. I can promise you it will get WAY worse before it gets better. Stay strong and God bless you!

391 days ago


Notice the hired Trolls........they are all over this board now....
'Never was a Kardashion Fan but like Khloe"
and the Lamar needs help because his drug use or habit....
Hamoering in the Kardashion spin Shyt they are selling....
Hell I taught this class in Commerical Art one time....called it Linking by association ....a product in this class the drug using lie ..to a Name Brand or Place...Lamar....
Keep hammering it out and soon people will get the sublimal message inbedded in their mind....Lamar is on drugs...... must be the same agency TMZ uses on the Lohan boards....LOL......They are really going after this man.......
Got a tip Lamar....Run far away and Hide...in a rehab in Montana or Alaska were they can't find you.....Let only your agents and team know...only them let the Kardashions stew in their own lies...they will go to far ...

391 days ago


I knew something was wrong with him before the Lakers let him go....Now we know!

391 days ago


What a bunch of BS! First of all, crack cocaine doesn't leave a white powdery substance behind, it's a solid form.

Second, the fact that this has now become a "life or death" issue in just what, two or three days, is laughable! Seriously?!

Poor guy, I bet he'll never cheat on Khloe again (this was his "payback.")

391 days ago


Lamar she's f**k'n up ur money, life and soon the kids...file for dvrce and leave. Be friends or whatever afterwards...but u need to do some serious damage control. Do u think that s*** of a family will want an unemployed black man living under them...the only moocher is scott and thats bcse of the other silicone sister. How are u going to let this cow (not meaning this in a weight sense) destroy ur life??? Make some decisions. Do u want the NBA and ur kids knowing ur a crack head....u know all that u need to know abt this family. Thr ur demands and break free.

391 days ago


Idc I just hopes he gets better be it gets any worse

391 days ago


..oh by the way...remember what they said abt kris h. - he was gay, he was this, he was that...everything under the sun. Granted he didn't accomplish what he actually wanted during the big 'D'...but I think he did. Ok so stop looking back and focus on the future.

391 days ago


Full disclosure, TMZ: how much do you pay for info from such sources, and how does it compare to their monthly wages?

391 days ago


I think he's doing meth if there was white powder and not coke which is not this addictive.

391 days ago


Hey being married to a kardasheian will make anybody to get hooked on crack cocain

391 days ago


I hope Lamar writes a tell all book when this farce is over with and he and Khloe are finally divorced.I hope he exposes them for the frauds they are.

391 days ago


Is its coincidence that everytime on of the vile Kartrashians end it with their men, that man all of the sudden is bombarded with terrible rumors? Hmm

391 days ago


Smoking crack is not an 'escalation' from smoking oxycontin. DO NOT downplay the abuse of oxycontin. Prescription drug abuse is a leading cause of accidental death in younger populations. Just because it is a prescription, does not mean it is not dangerous. Just as lethal if not more so than crack!

391 days ago
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