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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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91.

LMT    

I am no fan of Lamar's, and, personally, am sick of all the stories on TMZ about thug rappers, hip hop artists, gang bangers, and athletes on drugs. TMZ never reports on A-list celebrities because the average age of a TMZ writer/reporter is 20 years. They would not know who or what an A-list celebrity is if they were standing in front of one.

With that noted, I am guessing all these trashy stories on TMZ about Lamar are being written and fed to Harvey & company by none other that Kris Kartrashian to discredit a man who had the nerve to embarrass her daughter. Heads up, Kris. You are an embarrassment to your family.

424 days ago
92.

Jordan    

I find it ODD that with all this Alleged Drug Use By Lamar, He has not Failed one NBA or team Drug Test in the last 2 years that Khloe' is claiming?

424 days ago
93.

intertextuality    

I thought the NBA had strict drug testing.
If Lamar has been at this for a few years you'd think he would have been suspended by the NBA.
I guess the testing is minimal.

424 days ago
94.

true believer    

The Kardashians - urine soaked trash!

424 days ago
95.

ketjo    

You know this is a pure hatchet and assassination by TMZ when they pass up a hot opportunity to make a lot of money covering Mylie Cryus's disgusting lewd performance the other night....especially when it is going thought the net like wild fire....and TV.....even on my facebook page.....she's doing a Brittney and Harvey ain't covering it .....YOU KNOW THIS IS BULLSHYT>....cause Harvey is "Mr Crabs " on the gossip site world.....I just haven't figured out yet which one of those kiddies is "SpongBob yet " .....LOL

424 days ago
96.

Stillwaters    

Why oh why oh why do I come back here? I hope LO quits crack, I hope he quits the K Klan, and I hope I quit you... You guys are just making it so easy. I hope others follow because you're not even interesting anymore, TMZ.... more pathetic than anything. Adios motha effas.

424 days ago
97.

belinda123    

ll

424 days ago
98.

bkblueknight    

whats up with the like hate system? i can keep hitting like and delete other peoples hate? wtF?

424 days ago
99.

MerryHope    

Harvey Levin is PimpMama's hired gun.

They should off themselves. Together. Today.

424 days ago
100.

Sticky Icky    

He really needs to slow his roll b4 he looks like his pops....

424 days ago
101.

SunnyAutumn    

They tried to ruin Kris Humphrey. Lamar is obviously the next target. I CANNOT wait until they start the smear campaign on Kanye, because we know that relationship is not going to last. Little do the Kartrashians know, we know their scheming ways. The public will always think of your family as fame-obsessed trash! They will never be liked.

424 days ago
102.

SunnyAutumn    

Also, Kris and Harvey are scheming together. She supposedly gets more viewers to her talk show, which is on life support and Harvey gets more attention for his new adventure, TMZ Sports. Money-hungry, pathetic individuals. They would sell their soul to the devil for a $20 bill.

424 days ago
103.

ketjo    

Keep in mind the Grain of sand theory that Harvey works on....and which keeps his ass out of court all the time.......
"if the story he is spinn has even a grain of truth(sand) in it he can't be sued....
so Lamar probably is into something pills more then likely....and will have to admit it using but as for all the Khloe saving Lamar shyt and Loving Lamarr spin that is pure shyt spinn...while Lamar was popping his pill sweet Khloe was giving him the glass of wine to take them with....if he was doing crack ...she was light the pipe or cutting the lines and sharing her mirror....
There is NO innocent parties in this tale only lesser degrees of guilt the others.....
As for the timing and speed of these tales....pure 100 per cent assassination job....headed by Kris Jenner and Harvey levin.....

424 days ago
104.

hms    

This must be the Kardashian's fault.....Odom comes from a pure blue-blood family of very high values and standards of behavior.

424 days ago
105.

belinda123    

Explain to me how the hell you people blameing kris or khole for what another grown ass person choose to do ,he chose to drugs kris & khole did not put a gun to his head and tell him to smoke that what is he choice 7 FIRST OFF ALL HE GROWN MAN HE KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG

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