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Lamar Odom

Secret Meeting

With NBA Drug Counselors

8/30/2013 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lamar Odom
got some secret visitors yesterday -- two drug counselors who work with the National Basketball Players Association ... just hours before he was busted for DUI.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the counselors -- former NBA players Dirk Minniefield and Cliff Robinson -- had contacted Lamar to offer help, and he accepted -- thus, the meeting.

Cliff and Dirk know a thing or 2 about addicts and drug addiction -- they both struggled with substance abuse during their careers.  They currently work with the NBPA ... counseling rookies and struggling NBA players about handling addiction.

During the visit Thursday at Lamar and Khloe's house ... we're told Lamar was receptive and, as one source said, "It was very positive." 

Here's the problem ... Shortly after Dirk and Cliff left, Lamar drove off and never came home.

As we first reported, he was arrested early this morning for DUI ... and law enforcement sources tell us they believe he was under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.

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CathyJ    

I hope he gets the help he needs. I have been a fan of Lamar's his entire career (but only as a Laker) That said, all these "sources who claim to be his friends and confidants, are not his friends, and do nothing but blab BS to TMZ minute by minute. Lamar must take care of himself and not have anything to do with this vile family who have tried their best to bring him down. what kind of person does this to another person? Evil, Kris Jenner evil. Lamar go to rehab and get as far away from these "sources" as you can. This includes your wife as she is one of them. Do this for YOU and no one else. We want to see you back on the court!

398 days ago
17.

GothamGirl    

Lamar has talent. He deserves to be famous. Turned in by his Nazi wife, who listens to Kris and the lawyers. She got him good for CHEATING!

398 days ago
18.

Joao    

Okay, I get it... He's going to the do the old Californian Celebrity Abracadabra Rehab Card--and make the consequences and charges go away.

398 days ago
19.

lilgrandma     

Let's see ifthey post this commnt! Feel sorry for him what he needed was a real wife not a dumbass,spoil baby!! kanye next soon!!

398 days ago
20.

BOHOE    

Scott Disick's NYC restaurant closed after only 6 months of operation...........

398 days ago
21.

Shoozie    

Never trust a druggie while they are still on drugs. Of course he seemed receptive. Then when the counselors left, he did what he wanted to do, which was drugs.

398 days ago
22.

J    

This article is hilarious cause Hollywood life ran an article that there was a moving truck at their house last night and all of a sudden he's arrested. What a coincidence .. I can't wait for lamar to spill the beans on this trashy famiky. Harvey how will TMZ survive when the Katdashians are long gone and irrelevant?

398 days ago
23.

palermo    

He'd better do something before the Kardashians have him up on Murder One charges, they're throwing everything else at him

398 days ago
24.

PORK    

TMZ - What rehab facility has Rob been taken to ....... Who is minding the sock business while he's away

398 days ago
25.

oink    

Bruce whispers the secret in Harveys ear every night.

398 days ago
26.

LRT    

Guess it wasn't a SECRET meeting after all ...I mean, it's here. He hasn't hit bottom yet.

398 days ago
27.

static    

A good woman would have been his side making sure shlt like last night doesn't happen instead of making his life even more miserable.

398 days ago
28.

TJ    

WHO or what pushed LAMAR over the edge??
What is really going on here? Nobody knows, but LAMAR & he ain't talkin!

398 days ago
29.

Leopold butters Stotch     

Kris Jenner is a ghoul

398 days ago
30.

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Material for the next episode.

398 days ago
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