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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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1.

miss b    

Mr. Pipe Says:


You Can Check Out
But You Can Never Leave.

333 days ago
2.

Satan    

He was a cancer to the Mavericks. What a waste of a player and human. I couldn't care less for this guy. I hope he falls down into a deep abyss and is never heard from again. One of the most worthless players in the NBA. There's a reason nobody picked him up in free agency; nobody wants cucky Lamar Chodeum on their team. One of my favorite days was when we got cut from the Mavericks. Got rid of so much stupid, dead weight. Here's some advice, Lamar: Don't suck, and don't be a crybaby drug abuser, and maybe teams will actually look into you.

333 days ago
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FirewalkW//me    

Ok how many Scientologist back this up in thier alien "sea org" set you up with servalliance and brutality oh no it's just psychogrannie!!

333 days ago
4.

OK    

What's up with all the spammers?

333 days ago
5.

Dina    

I am so happy Lynn married a handsome rich "men". TMZ block this crap, please.

333 days ago
6.

Dina    

When Khloe was working at the Peach Pit, I mean radio station whose cocaine did she take to work for show and tell?

333 days ago
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jackmama311    

if you married into the trashdashian family you'd smoke crack too!

333 days ago
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Y.T. Houx    

a niqqer on crak? is that really news? just more from the TNB zone!

333 days ago
9.

William Kramer    

I would do copious amount of any drugs if I was married into that family. Khloe is the sanest of them all. Lamar I wish you the best....remember greater people have fallen. Brush off your knees and refocus. I wish you my best!

333 days ago
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Tuna212    

C'mon TMZ at least give Kris a writing credit.

333 days ago
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RobinD323    

#TeamLamarOdom Lamar...it is very clear TMZ has crossed the line. Trying to ruin your reputation, your career in the NBA with the help of Kris Jenner. Please, sue the living hell out of these people. Harvey's pants you could use for a q-tip he's so damn short. Don't take this non-stop feed on your reputation between Harvey & Kris Jenner..With your wife's blessings..Get them Lamar

333 days ago
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RobinD323    

Harvey..I hope Lamar OWNS you! You are s***..Just like Kris Jenner..*your best friend forever) Where is your solid PROOF? Lamar Odom is on any drug's at all? You have none..Kris & Khloe are your RATS! #TeamLamarOdom

333 days ago
13.

LadyN    

Next up on TMX: Lamara is on life support!! They never did come clean with the fact that they were wrong both times they said celebrities (both rappers for some reason) were on life support. I believe Lamar was/is doing drugs but now they're adding in different drugs (that were reported on Radar) and saying he is about to die. A week ago, he was just fine but a cheater.

333 days ago
14.

Str8-Native    

hell yeah! Lamar and I were just smoking DmT!! we was trippinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn harvey

333 days ago
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Icahbanjarmasin    

Go Lamar

333 days ago
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