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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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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

424 days ago
107.

hms    

Hmmm,....Rob has no job,....and Lamar asked him to move in,......I wonder who is the drug courier?......

424 days ago
108.

Tommy    

Lamar my Black Crackhead Brother ---- your order is ready for pickup down the hall on your right, next to the soda machine.

424 days ago
109.

Tarcules    

Lamar's parents are drug addicts. Drug addiction is PASSED on by generation to generation even if the child is put up for adoption, as in Lamar's case. Society does not believe this,....YET.

424 days ago
110.

Jondoe01867    

Multiple years of drug use during the NBA season, while he's being tested month to month? C'mon Kris. Get your story straight and come up with something a little more believable. They suspend these guys for pot and you want us to believe he's smoking rocks before tipoff?

424 days ago
111.

belinda123    

NONE off you ****ers watch the show KHOLE & LAMAR OR KEEPING UP WIT THE KARDASHINGS cause if you ****ers did you would have seen how KHOLE TREATED THAT ***** LIKE HE WAS A DAMN GOD ON THESE SHOW she loved THIS ***** you people is just going by what you read or hear

424 days ago
112.

PeopleDoTheMost    

This man has no children attached to this KK family. He has the same freedom has Humphries had to run as fast as he can and never look back! As for the dude named Kanye! He is screwed! He chose the most fertile one an now he got 18 yrs of child support!

424 days ago
113.

BOHOE    

Wasn't Khloe cut from X Factor for the same treason

424 days ago
114.

Laura    

TMZ--why do you even bother to say "our sources"? Your source is Pimp Mama--no article on this site about that family can be printed without her approval. Who the hell doesn't see how slanted this all is? Khloe, good---Lamar, bad. Even he has put it out on other sites that he knows the Kartrashians are leaking these drug stories. If he needs help, he can get it. But this is just all about saving face for this horrible family.

424 days ago
115.

karma9770    

OMGosh...when will this FAMILY stop! Theyll stop at nothing. This is the man's lively-hood their destroying. I guess the whore-trashian's motto is...we are nothing abd you'll be nothing. So the story reads...when lamar was out of town somewhere he'd left 'powder' substances and a carpet burnt with marks so bad that it had to be replaced...and now we're just hearing abt it! Are you serious!!! Lamar get a good attrny and new PR...correct this defamation of bull sh** and file. This family is a joke...any EVERYONE knows it. Its funny how they put all kinds of bull out there but lets ask them...HOW DID YOU GET FAMOUS??? Then its hush hush. Khole, like her crocked ass nose mamma, sagging boob-a-palooza sister and the biggest whore of all...fake azz, lips, boobs, cheeks and hair line kim...khole wldnt be sh** without her whoring sister. Since they hv so much talent and think they run hollywood...hv anyone of them try for an audition...of anything! Singing, acting...can any one of these clowns even juggle? Lamar don't forget where u came from and let this low class azz of a fake family know who you are. There is no way you can go back to that sh**! As they claim...Two yrs this has been going on...and no one knew. Now ur tryin to get ur freedom and they call u a crack head. Stand up and show this azz-clown of a family that ur a great man, father and human being...sometimes silence isn't golden.

424 days ago
116.

nana    

Eñough already! Stop putting his life on blast! Leave Lamar&Khloe alone! How would u feel if it were you&your loved ones? Addition is serious! These people need privacy to work through there issues &get the love help&support thats needed. Not pressure from strangerswhi dont give a dam wether they live or die! All the people who place judgement &be so heartless should ne ashamed of yourselves! You will never know the seriousness untill u or a loved one suffers from addition&even though i dont agree with you selfish crue,cold hearted people i still wouldnt wish addition on anyone ever! LAMAR,KHLOE KEEP YOUR HEADS UP&FOCUS IN WHATS IMPORTANT!LARMARS HEALTH,HIS LIFE!NOT THE MEDIA&THERE BULL~SH!T OPTIONS!LOVE U BOTH! TEAMLAMAR&KHLOE!

424 days ago
117.

Jeannie    

TMZ,
PLEASE leave this poor guy alone! What chance does he have to redeem himself with you p$$ing on him when he's down!

424 days ago
118.

William Kramer    

since I cannot respond to a reply on my thread directly I will do it here. No fickin man is a pillar. He fell from grace which is exactly what you fickin guys wanted. Leave im alone let him recover. Greater men have fallen and came back from the likes of this. I understand he is a grown man.....but yet he is still that just a man. man is human and we all have faults. I hope he recovers and proves all you douches wrong. down vote me to hell I dont give a ****

424 days ago
119.

lfrankbaum    

Doesn't anyone see the sad irony..in all the years of the reality show the kardashians.....this is the first bit of reality they have ever dealt with and it will never appear on the show....

424 days ago
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hotmam42    

if I was married to Chloe I smoke crack 2

424 days ago
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